Join us at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sat Nov 10 for #ReelAsian22 where we will feature many free activities for your little ones explore the art of moviemaking and fuel their creativity through films, crafts, and dance.
Colour: Drawing by Cup Doodle · 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Pick up a crayon, marker, or pencil, and colour in drawings sketched by the Cup Doodle Collective!
Cup Doodle started as a comic workshop residency for young Asians interested in making personal narrative comics started by Althea Balmes. Now they function as a group collaborating on comics, zines and other projects that explores our Asian-Canadian experience. The Wee Asian colouring pages are drawn by members of Cup Doodle, Althea Balmes (@altheaidea), Keet Geniza (@makeshiftlove), Philbert Lui (@PhilbertLui) and Sukie Ma (@moiststreetmeat)
Craft: Nail Art · 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Nail art for the wee ones! Local nail artist @rhymes_with_pizza will transform your little one’s hands by adding some fun glitter, glitz, and glam using kid-friendly nail polish.
Play: Baby Lion Kung Fu · 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Spend the morning with the Chung Martial Arts Academy learning kung fu steps and watching martial arts demonstrations. Your little ones can also pose with the baby lion head mask!
Mirai (feature animated film) · 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Mirai is Mamoru Hosoda’s heartwarming look at the difficulties of becoming the older sibling, as seen through the eyes of young Kun. When his parents arrive home with his baby sister, Mirai, Kun is less than thrilled. As the new addition becomes the center of his parents’ attention, Kun becomes increasingly jealous. He withdraws into himself and takes refuge in the backyard, where a magical family tree grows. As he spends more time by the tree, Kun finds himself suddenly catapulted into a fantasy world where the past and present mingle. Guided by his relatives at different ages of their own lives, Kun finally manages to carve out his own story as the older sibling.
Short Toons (playing on loop) · 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Hop in and out of the screening room, where you can enjoy short films made for little ones to enjoy!
Colors (Yuki Chen, 6:00)
Figuring out who you are is not always easy. Neither is comparing yourself to the high standards of your family and peers. Kevin, a high school boy, navigates being open about his sexuality at school and at home.
I Am Not Pretty (Keung Yin-ni & Sin Man-Ting, 6:00)
Della often relies on makeup to feel beautiful. When her boyfriend takes her on a date to the amusement park, Della goes to absolute lengths to keep her makeup intact.
Winds of Spring (Keyu Chen, 6:00)
A seedling ready to sprout, a young girl realizes her desire to leave home and explore what her purpose is becoming increasingly insuppressible.
Water In The Cup (Ikuo Kato, 6:00)
In a circular manner, this whimsical animation explores the similarities between humans and the flow of water.
Lights For Gita (Michel Vo, 7:00)
Eight-year-old Gita can’t wait to celebrate Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, in her new home. When a terrible ice storm cuts the power, the festival comes alive in a sparkling new way.
Roses Sing On New Snow (Yuan Zhang, 7:00)
Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father’s Chinatown restaurant, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China arrives for a sumptuous banquet, Maylin finally receives the credit she deserves for her inspired fusion of Old and New World cuisine.