Filmmaker Updates: Stephanie Law, Leslie Supnet, Jeff Tran

Great news to share from Toronto-based writer/filmmaker, Stephanie Law! Stephanie was the winner of Reel Asian’s 2011 So You Think You Can Pitch Competition in the Emerging Filmmaker category. Her dark comedic short film, “Little Miss Jihad”, premiered at Reel Asian festival last year and is scheduled to screen in front of US audiences for the first time at the 2013 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out the screenings on Saturday May 4 and Monday May 6. More information here

“Little Miss Jihad” will continue its festival circuit right here at home in Toronto at the 2nd Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival. The Breakthroughs Film Festival (May 10-11) is a festival dedicated to showing work by new and emerging female filmmakers, and former Reel Asian staffer Tina Zafreen Alam sits on their board of directors. Little Miss Jihad will screen at Innis Town Hall on May 11.


Join the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) as they present their annual showcase on Saturday May 11!

New films will be presented from a select group of filmmakers/animators, including Reel Asian’s Leslie Supnet and Jeff Tran. More information here

Reel Asian had the pleasure of screening Leslie’s film, Hang in There, during our 2011 Festival. Leslie is also one of the participating filmmakers in this year’s Asian Heritage Month School Tour. Jeff Tran was a pitch finalist for the 2010 edition of “So You Think You Can Pitch”. His film, Traces of Joy, premiered at Reel Asian 2012 as part of the “Escape or Reality” shorts programme