18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Press Clippings 2012

 “Reel Asian brings fresh titles from countries as culturally and economically disparate as South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, China, Canada and the U.S., the result being a program bound (very) broadly by geography but otherwise as wildly diverse as the medium itself.”
- Globe and Mail, November 1, 2012 - PDF

"There’s the commercial-minded fare that is designed to play well to the home crowds.  Then there’s the rarified arthouse variety.  Rarely do these two kinds of movies share the same screens, even at festivals that pride themselves on their diversity.  Yet at Reel Asian has long been distinguished by its ability to pick wisely from both categories, thereby creating an annual primer on some of the planet’s most venerable and prolific film scenes."
- The Grid, November 1, 2012 - PDF

“Reel Asian is a rich and diverting festival, well worth attending.”
Classical FM 96.3 & 103.1 Canada, November 2, 2012 - PDF

“With a sprawling, diverse continent of cinema to celebrate, the Reel Asian Film Festival has plenty of stories to tell.”
- The Toronto Star, November 2, 2012 - PDF

“One of the things we love to celebrate in Canada is our cultural diversity, because essentially the entire world lives in this country.  A great example of that diversity is The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.”
- CBC, George Strombolopolous, November 4, 2012 - PDF