Regent Park Film Festival: Under the Stars outdoor screening series

Regent Park Film Festival outdoor screening series (Every Wednesday June 18th - August 20th) FREE ADMISSION

Reel Asian is proud to co-present Linsanity (dir. Evan Jackson Leong) at Regent Park Film Festival’s FREE outdoor screening series on July 9th. Linsanity is the extraordinary story of NBA superstar Jeremy Lin, who persevered through adversity to become an international basketball sensation.Linsanity film

For a full list of films in this series click here.

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DJ Deep Fried Fridays

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Top: Musicians Chana and Bach. Bottom: Kachori

Where: Harbour Front Centre
When: 27 June- 29 August (Every Friday, 7:00 pm)

Harbour front Centre is presenting DJ Deep Fried Fridays. Yes! It’s exactly like it sounds; this event will host local DJ and delicious deep fried food from local communities settled in Toronto.

Explore India: 4 July you can try the mouth watering Kachori with some classical and electronic mix of Indian music.

Explore China: 11 July explore the taste of Asia with spring rolls and some improvised Chinese music.

To view rest of the event schedule Click here.

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Neighbourhood Arts Network announces the 2nd annual Telus $10,000 newcomer artist award

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS NETWORK ANNOUNCES THE 2nd ANNUAL TELUS $10,000 NEWCOMER ARTIST AWARD!

  • Have you recently moved to Canada?
  • Are you a professional artist?
  • Are you a resident of the City of Toronto?
  • Do you feel your artistic achievements and community contributions should be celebrated?!

THEN APPLY TODAY! 

Deadline: Sunday, July 13 @ midnight

With the common goal to support and celebrate newcomer artists in the City of Toronto, TELUS and the Neighbourhood Arts Network are pleased to announce the TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, a $10,000 cash prize celebrating a newcomer artist living in the City of Toronto. Administered by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation, this prize is specifically geared towards an individual artist who is a newcomer to Canada, a resident of the City of Toronto, and making a positive impact in their community through their artistic practice.

You are eligible if you are:

  • An individual artist
  • A newcomer to Canada (having moved to Canada within 1 to 7 years)
  • Over the age of 18
  • A current resident of the City of Toronto (Must have lived in Toronto for a minimum of 1 year)
  • A Neighbourhood Arts Network member (You must sign up for the free membership prior to applying at www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org)

Award Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary jury selected by the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation. Jury members will have recognized expertise, prestige, credibility, and experience, along with a sense of history and perspective. The jury will be comprised of participants who are practitioners of the arts, organizers, programmers, producers, curators, critics, commentators and lay specialists. The Neighbourhood Arts Network and Toronto Arts Foundation will endeavor to ensure that the majority of jury members are arts and culture professionals.

More info…

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The Sun and the Moon: The Films of Satyajit Ray

The Sun and the Moon: The Films of Satyajit Ray

When: July 3 to August 17
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox map

The Sun and the Moon: The Films of Satyajit Ray runs from July 3 to August 17. An illuminating series of on-stage events that consider Ray’s contribution to world cinema and the restoration of his works by the Academy Film Archive includes screening introductions from University of Toronto Lecturer Kathleen O’Connell on Charulata, Friday, July 11 at 6:15 p.m. and the Director of the Academy Film Archive, Michael Pogorzelski on Three Daughters on Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. and The Chess Players on Friday, July 18 at 6:15 p.m. Complete schedule.

Accompanying the retrospective is Passages to India: India Seen by Outsiders, a provocative sidebar series running from July 5 to 27 and surveying the work of eight European and American filmmakers whose outsiders’ visions of India range from meditative documentary to delirious Orientalist artifice.

 

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WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION – TORONTO ANNOUNCE GAME INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN PRODUCERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UBISOFT TORONTO

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Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce a mentorship program in partnership with Ubisoft Toronto. The Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship is a unique opportunity for one Canadian producer to gain experience in the games and interactive industry.

“Given the incredible growth of the gaming industry and the increasing consumption of games by women, this mentorship is a step towards providing opportunities for women looking to pursue a career in gaming,” says Heather Webb, Executive Director of WIFT-T. “We applaud Ubisoft Toronto for partnering with WIFT-T to develop emerging talent and for continuing to encourage diversity in the video game sector.”

The one-week mentorship onsite at the Ubisoft Toronto studio will provide the mentee with access to game producers at all levels, along with an understanding of the entire cycle of game production as it relates to Ubisoft.

“I am pleased with the progress the games industry is making to encourage more women to develop games, but we still have work to do,” says Jade Raymond, Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto. “Mentoring is a powerful tool to help motivate and inspire young talent and I am excited that the Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship will help us raise awareness about game development careers among more women.”

The ideal candidate for the mentorship loves games. She is, at a minimum, a casual gamer, and familiar with AAA, online, and social games. She is a strong communicator, outgoing, organized, detail-orientated, results-focused and has the desire to succeed in the gaming industry. The successful candidate will have 2-5 years of media production experience (WIFT-T Cohort Entry & Emerging.) The mentorship will take place September 22 -26, 2014 at the Toronto Ubisoft studio.

Application materials are now available online and must be submitted by Friday July 11, 2014 to be considered

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Wallflower: Call for Submissions

Scarborough Arts is proud to present Wallflower, an exciting visual arts project intended to attract new and emerging visual artists this summer!

In collaboration with the Crossroads of the Danforth BIA and the City of Toronto through Cultural Hotspot – EASTWallflower is an invitation for local visual artists to showcase work inside businesses along the Crossroads of the Danforth. This project will provide opportunities for new artists to get city-wide promotion through the Cultural Hotspot and Scarborough Arts channels. Participating businesses include restaurants, doctors’ offices, and many more!

http://scarborougharts.com/wallflower-call-for-submissionshttp://scarborougharts.com/wallflower-call-for-submissions/for submission is June 18th, so spread the word and submit your works. Please fill out the submission form (click here to download)  and email the completed form with images of your work to Dania Ansari at dania (AT) scarborougharts (DOT) com. All workshttp://scarborougharts.com/wallflower-call-for-submissions/ go through a jurying process, and only completed works will be accepted.

http://scarborougharts.com/wallflower-call-for-submissions/

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The 12th Annual Regent Park Film Festival – Call For Submissions – REMINDER

The deadline for submissions for this years Regent Park Film Festival is fast approaching! Be sure to submit your film before Friday, June 13th 2014 for it to be considered. We would greatly appreciate if you could share this information with your networks via newsletters, listervs and/or social media. Please see below for details.

The 12th Annual Regent Park Film Festival – Call For Submissions is Now Open! 

Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge, multi-cultural, film festival dedicated to showcasing the best local and international film and video works. The stories we celebrate resonate with the inner city, community-driven, trans-national, transient context of Regent Park, as well as with other similar communities all over the world.

The Regent Park Film Festival is in its 12th year of connecting community and film to present a unique festival experience for audiences and filmmakers alike. All activities at the Regent Park Film Festival are free-of-charge; we provide free childcare and pay artist fees.

The 12th Annual Regent Park Film Festival will take place Nov 19th – 22nd, 2014.

How can I submit?

For guidelines on how to submit, visit our website: http://regentparkfilmfestival.com/festival/2014-submit-your-film/.

Deadline for submissions?

Please submit your film by Friday, June 13th 2014 (No Entry Fee).

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The Images Festival is seeking an Artistic Director!

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North America’s largest exhibitor of independent and experimental moving image culture is currently seeking an Artistic Director. The person in this position will work in a collaborative environment to plan and execute a successful 2015 Festival involving multiple exhibition sites and events. This is a year-round position reporting to the Executive Director. Images is a dynamic workplace and annual forum for excellence and innovation in contemporary media art. The Artistic Director of the Images Festival will play a pivotal role in the media arts sector in Toronto and beyond and will lead and shape programming platforms for the festival, overseeing all aspects of the programming with the support of programming and administrative staff.

More Info: http://www.imagesfestival.com/about.php?misc_id=51

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The East Gallery – Leading Lights

The East Gallery in cooperation with Arta Gallery invites you to the opening reception of:

Leading Lights: 8 contemporary painters from Burma / Vietnam / Cambodia

This exhibition is on view at:

ARTA Gallery, 14 Distillery Lane
Distillery District, Toronto

When: May 29 – June 16
Mon-Wed: 10-5; Thurs-Fri: 10-6
Sat: 11-6; Sun: 11-5

The Leading Lights (Burma / Vietnam / Cambodia) exhibition marks the East Gallery’s 3rd anniversary and our 17th show of Southeast Asian contemporary art.  We are very pleased to be once again showing at ARTA Gallery, one of the most beautiful galleries in the Distillery District.

In this exhibition we feature new work by 5 artists who we have shown in the past along with 3 well-established Burmese painters who are making their Canadian debut.

For more info click here.

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Sons of Ram – movie review

Check out what our Marketing volunteer Ramla has to say about Sons of Ram, screening at the Rung Festival on Sunday, June 1st at 10:30am.

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If your 7- year olds are fighting, because they are just two very different personalities, its time to show them the movie, Sons of Ram, an animated film of a story from the scared Hindu epic called Mahabharat. Ram, a king who had sent his wife into exile, as the people of his kingdom did not have faith in the loyalty and chastity of his wife Sita, after she was taken as a captive by the demon king Ravan for a year. Sita is then taken in by a hermit priest Valmiki , who also acts as a guru (teacher) to the two twin sons of Sita, Lava and Kush.

Lava and Kush are two brothers with different personalities. Lava, a calm, wise and strategic planner while, Kush is a brave, aggressive and a man of action. Their differences in personality result in conflicts between the two brothers. However, these differences also work in their favor as their differences complete each other. One is incomplete with the other. They are only strong and useful when working together. They are two individual physically but their souls are intertwined within each other and without either one, they will be incomplete.

It is definitely an uplifting story showing how differences within people are there so they can help each other, divide task and be efficient together. The story also presents human sacrifices for the greater good and duty. The duty of King Ram towards his people, to make them happy and; his sacrifice, by of sending Sita her beloved wife into exile.  The movie is shows exempla of an ideal rule, ideal wife and ideal son. A must watch for kids and people of all ages.  Enjoy the movie!

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