18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Awards & Jury

Festival Awards

The 2013 Reel Asian® Festival Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Nov 10 at a private festival reception.

SAMSUNG AUDIENCE AWARD

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All feature films are eligible for this prize.
$2,000 cash prize + Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
FASKEN MARTINEAU BEST FEATURE FILM OR VIDEO AWARD

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All feature works are eligible for this prize
$2,000 cash prize
REWIND BEST CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO AWARD

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All Canadian works are eligible for this prize
$2,000 cash prize
NATIONAL BANK BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM AWARD

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All first feature films are eligible for this prize
$500 cash prize

ANIMASIAN AWARD

All animated films and videos are eligible for this prize
$500 cash prize

REEL ASIAN BEST SHORT FILM OR VIDEO AWARD

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All short films and videos are eligible for this prize
$500 cash prize
WIFT-T AWARD

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All films made by female GTA-based artists are eligible for this prize.
$1,200 programming pass, one-year membership from WIFT-T

 

2013 FESTIVAL FEATURES JURY

awards king Colin Geddes is the founder of Ultra 8 Pictures, an independent film production, distribution and consulting company based in Toronto. Since 1998, he has been in charge of the Midnight Madness and Vanguard programmes at TIFF. For more than a decade, he has curated Kung Fu Fridays, a monthly screening series showcasing the eclectic world of Asian martial arts and cult cinema. A specialist in Asian cinema, Geddes has been a long time supporter of Reel Asian and is currently an advisory member.
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Caroline Habib is the Manager of Acquisitions & Broadcast Sales at Mongrel Media. Caroline earned a BA in Film Studies and Art History at the University of Montreal and completed a graduate diploma in arts management at HEC. She has worked with various prestigious distribution companies and has programmed the 2008 edition of the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival.

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Chandra Siddan was born and raised in Bangalore, India, where she studied English Literature. She fell upon film in New York at the New School and continued playing in the medium in Karlsruhe, Germany. She moved to Toronto in 2000 where she initiated the Regent Park Film Festival in 2003 and made her first feature length personal doc, Remembrance of Things Present. She is currently engaged in fiction and documentary projects, and has coedited a book of literary essays recently launched by Harper Collins, India.

 

2013 FESTIVAL CANADIAN AND SHORTS JURY

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Ravida Din is the Director General of the National Film Board of Canada’s English Program. As an executive producer and producer, Din has worked on notable titles such as Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada (Karen Cho), Payback (Jennifer Baichwal), and Up the Yangtze (Yung Chang), in co-production with EyeSteelFilm.

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Sinara Rozo-Perdomo is a Toronto-based arts administrator, curator, proud mother, and educator. She co-founded the annual aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, and has recently served on the board of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO), Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) and on the advisory board for The Latin American Arts Centre Collective (LAACC).

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Jacob Korczynski is an independent curator based in Toronto. A recent participant in the de Appel Curatorial Programme, he has curated, or is developing projects, for the Dunlop Art Gallery, Gallery TPW, Oakville Galleries, and the Stedelijk Museum, and his writing has appeared in Border Crossings, Prefix Photo, C Magazine, and Fillip.

 

2013 FESTIVAL PITCH JURY

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Paul Wong is an award-winning artist and curator, and one of Canada’s renowned multimedia artists. He has been organizing cultural events and public interventions since the mid-1970s. Wong was the 2005 recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

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Michael Fukushima is an award-winning filmmaker and producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s world-renowned Animation Studio. Two of his most recent productions, The End of Pinky (Claire Blanchet) and Impromptu (Bruce Alcock), had their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

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Kristine Estorninos has been a festival distribution strategist for over five years. Before arriving in Canada, she worked in feature film promotion in the Philippines. Recently, she worked in film distribution at the Canadian Film Centre, as well as at Ouat Media, where festival strategy was key to earning the company’s films numerous Oscar nominations and wins.

 

 

2013 INDUSTRY SERIES AWARDS 

The 2013 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN PITCH? competition includes up to 10 teams of filmmakers competing for over $32,000 in prizes.  


Emerging Filmmaker Category

    This award has a $3,000 value ($10,000 at industry rental rates), including:
  • $2,000 cash prize
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
  • Two-hour business affairs and legal consultation with Behind The Scenes Services
  • Opportunity to screen work at the 2014 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival with full festival accreditation
  • A production workflow consultation with Charles Street Video that includes:
    • $1,400 in edit suite access and/or production equipment rentals
    • Two sessions with Charles Street Video’s in-house editor
    • One-year membership with Charles Street Video


Established Filmmaker Category

    This award has a $5,000 value ($18,000 at industry rental rates), including:
  • $2,000 cash prize
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
  • Two-hour business affairs and legal consultation with Behind The Scenes Services
  • Opportunity to screen work at the 2014 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival with full festival accreditation
  • A production workflow consultation with Charles Street Video that includes:
    • $2,700 in edit suite access and/or production equipment rentals
    • Two sessions with Charles Street Video’s in-house editor
    • One-year membership with Charles Street Video