Reel Asian Picks at Hot Docs 2014!

Hot Docs 2014 Festival films and schedules were announced! From April 24 to May 4, the festival will feature 197 official selections from 43 countries. Note the new location of the festival box office: 2 Bloor Street West (Cumberland Terrace – Lower Level).

Here are some of our picks from the festival (Read more HERE):

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Call for Interns IMAGES FESTIVAL 2014

INTERNSHIPS:
2014 IMAGES FESTIVAL

The Images Festival is currently offering a number of Internships that
provide valuable experience for those interested in events management and
film and new media. The Images Festival is run by a small core staff and we
proudly offer Interns the opportunity for meaningful participation and skill
sharing in the planning and execution of our annual spring film festival.

Interns will have the opportunity to:
- assist with promotion and marketing strategies to develop community
involvement;
- learn theatre operations and box office management;
- coordinate and supervise volunteers;
- research and strengthen relationships with cultural communities;
- create social media campaigns

Deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014

Details: http://www.imagesfestival.com/festival.php?news_id=166

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Job Posting: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – European Union Film Festival

Job: European Union Film Festival
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Deadline: March 21, 2014

INFO:
The European Union Film Festival is a unique cultural collaboration of EU
Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic
excellence with national and international award-winning Films.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The European Union Film Festival is currently seeking a dynamic, highly
organized fund development professional with a strong track record in
corporate sponsorship and individual donor programs to join the Festival
team. EUFF is seeking a Development Coordinator.  This position presents a
unique opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to help
advance a progressive, medium ¬sized non-profit to the next level. The
Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director in the development
of new festival sponsors. S/he is responsible for researching and pitching
new corporate and local sponsors.

Details:
http://www.workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Development-Coordinator-%286%29

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Job Posting: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Sports Video Production, RTA School of Media

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Sports Video Production
RTA School of Media

The RTA School of Media in the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson
University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, at
the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 2014, subject to final
budgetary approval.

Established in 1953 as the School of Radio & Television Arts (RTA), the RTA
School of Media is Canada’s preeminent school of broadcasting and media
production. Its faculty is a diverse mix of highly regarded creative
practitioners, innovators, and researchers; all committed to the education
of tomorrow’s industry leaders, thinkers, practitioners and storytellers.
RTA offers academically rigorous programs that attract and nurture
innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial students. For further information
on the RTA School of Media, please visit our website at RTA’s Sport Media
Program is a new four year program that is scheduled to commence in
September 2014. The course of studies will include a mix of hands on sport
media production work combined with sport theory, sport business and liberal
studies.

Deadline: Open until filled

Details: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=501266

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WIFT 2014 Development Incubator is looking for Producers & Writers!

Women In Film & Television Toronto

The WIFT-T Development Incubator (June 18 – 21, 2014) is a national initiative, designed to kickstart market-driven feature films and support the next generation of Canadian feature film professionals. Up to six emerging or mid-career producer/writer teams with feature length projects in development, receive the opportunity to work with Canadian and international producers, development executives and story editors.  Continue reading

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RA picks at ReelWorld Film Festival

ReelWorld Film Festival celebrates its 14th season, presenting more than 30 films and videos by filmmakers from Canada and around the world. With an opening night in Markham, the festival continues from April 11th-13th. Here are our picks from the festival:

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Artist update: LEO37 releases another single

I had the pleasure of meeting LEO37 in the first year I got involved with Reel Asian as a volunteer on their Special Events Committee. Leo was one of the musician/artists performing at the Canadian Moviemakers Party that I was helping the festival organize. Since then, Saskatchewan-born Leo has settled in Taiwan, continued to tour across Asia and Canada and recently spearheaded Taiwan’s newest cultural hub #DYWM (Do You Want More?), which has resulted in an apparel collaboration with Taiwan’s leader in street couture, Remix. Continue reading

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Hot Docs – looking for videographers

Hot Docs is North America’s hottest documentary film festival and returns for its 21st year from April 24 – May 4. In and around the office and theatres, the festival relies on countless volunteers to help the festival run smoothly. They are currently looking for volunteer production assistants, camera operators and editors to document special events and screenings – a great opportunity for film and video students to gain more experience. Equipment will be provided at the start of each shift. Continue reading

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“The Home Promised” thanks you for all your help!

They did it! After a month-long run, The Home Promised successfully reached their crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo.

Big thank you to all the funders who helped The Home Promised reach their goal of $5,000!!!

If you missed the deadline but would still like to support this project, please visit their website thehomepromised.com and donate through PayPal (top right corner).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reel Asian is proud to co-sponsor Young and Queerly Rebellious: Panel and Screening of Girlfriend, Boyfriend, a discussion and film screening held by the Asian Institute Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Saturday Mach 29 | FREE admission (register here)

The event will focus the discussion on Taiwan youth queer culture and show Yang Ya-Che’s film Girlfriend, Boyfriend - a poignant coming-of-age love story of three rebellious youths set against the political backdrop of Taiwan’s democratic reform in the 1980s. Trailer

Following the screening, join us at the afterparty reception where you will have a chance to mingle with friends and audience members. A raffle draw is set in place and all proceeds will go towards The Home Promised’s documentary production fund. More information. Facebook event

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Congrats to all the winners at the CSAs!

It was a fantastic week of celebrating homegrown Canadian talent in film, television and digital programming. The week-long event, culminating to last night’s red carpet Awards Gala, displayed a wealth of talent dedicated to honouring Canadian stories. Amongst those who picked up some shiny hardware were a couple Reel Asian-related wins!

Read more after the jump!

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