Congratulations to this year's winners:
ESTABLISHED FILMMAKER CATEGORY
Sonejuhi Sinha – Give Into The Night
EMERGING FILMMAKER CATEGORY
Grace Wang – The Trip
2013 Pitch Call will open June 2013.
The Reel Asian So You Think You Can Pitch? Emerging Artist Award
The Reel Asian So You Think You Can Pitch? Established Artist Award
|Silva Basmajian’s more than 80 NFB films have garnered numerous awards and screened at such international festivals as Berlin, Toronto and Sundance. Basmajian is currently an Executive Producer at the NFB’s Ontario Centre and champions projects that redefine documentary such as the award-winning and ongoing HIGHRISE, a multi-year, multi-media, collaborative documentary project about the human experience in global vertical suburbs. Most recently, she co-produced the critically acclaimed and International Emmy award-winning Life With Murder.|
|Paritosh Mehta joined OMNI Television, a division of Rogers Media Inc. and one of Canada’s largest integrated media organizations in December 1998. As Director of Independent Production Development, Paritosh is responsible for directing original programming from 28 community groups, enforcing compliance with OMNI’s licensing commitments, and managing the overall budget and contract management function for independent productions. Prior to OMNI, Paritosh also worked at Vision TV.
Paritosh is a graduate of Ryerson University (Toronto) where he earned a degree in Radio in Television Arts, with a specialization in communications. Paritosh also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University, India.
|Richie Mehta's debut feature film Amal shot to critical acclaim and set him up as one of the stars of the Canadian film industry. It has won over 30 international awards, was nominated for 6 Genie awards and was named one of the top ten Canadian films of the decade by Playback Magazine. Also written by Mehta, Amal is currently being adapted into an American remake by producer Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Films. Mehta's short films have screened and won prizes at international festivals including Berlin, Telluride, Worldwide Shorts, Palm Springs, and the United Nations. Trained as a painter and sculptor, Mehta attended the University of Toronto’s Art and Art History and Cinema Studies program and Sheridan College's Advanced Television and Film program. He's been mentored by directors such as Wim Wenders, Shekhar Kapur and Brian DePalma. Mehta is currently working on two feature films, including I'll Follow You Down, starring Haley Joel Osment, Gillian Anderson, Victor Garber, and Rufus Sewell.|
|Special Guest Juror||
David Wu (Cold Steel) is a prolific director, editor, producer, actor and writer who first established his name as a creative force in his native Hong Kong before bringing his impressive talents to the North American film and television industry. Wu has teamed with long-time collaborator John Woo on action classics including A Better Tomorrow and Hard Boiled and Woo’s television series Once a Thief, as both editor and director. Recently, he has helmed many TV series and directed and edited Plague City, a CTV feature movie about the SARS epidemic in Toronto, for which he was nominated for Best Director at the 2006 DGC Awards.
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