Reel Asian is a registered non-profit and a charitable and cultural organization. Our vision is to champion the future of diverse storytelling in Canada by advocating Asian representation in the media arts. Every year, Reel Asian supports over 2,000 youths in the GTA by providing access to Asian cinema from around the world and increasing their media literacy:
- During Asian Heritage Month, over 1,000 high school students in the GTA participate in a free Career in the Arts presentation.
- Every summer, Reel Asian provides Asian Canadian youth tuition-free training to make their first short films that will premiere in the November festival.
- At the annual Reel Asian Film Festival, all weekday screenings before 5 pm are FREE for students.
- Over 500 youths attend free workshop and film screenings as part of the November youth program.
These efforts are possible only through the generosity of the community. We invite you to consider supporting Generasian Now today. Why?
It’s important and relevant.
Embracing diversity is a core Canadian value we celebrate by encouraging youth to understand how stories are told in this multicultural society. Be a part of the movement to educate and empower the future generation.
It creates opportunities.
Encouraging youth to go into the arts and providing career training for them creates real economic impact. According to the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ontario’s film and TV industry created more than 35,000 jobs in 2016 and contributed $1.7 billion to Ontario’s economy.
Starting at just $20, you will be helping one student to attend a movie at the Reel Asian Film Festival and supporting the diverse artists who share their stories.
Make a one-time donation or monthly donation today by filling out the form below, and receive a full charitable tax receipt for your donation.
$20 funds one FREE ticket for a student to attend a screening and a workshop at Reel Asian Film Festival
$45 enables one Unsung Voices youth filmmaker to attend one training session with industry professional
$90 allows an entire class of students to travel via public transit to attend workshops and screenings at the festival
$300 enables one filmmaker speaker to tour 2 high schools to educate youth about Career in the Arts
$800 provides 100 students with free access to a youth screening at the November festival
$1000 gives the opportunity to a youth filmmaker to make his or her first short film with proper equipment support
Other Ways to Donate:
Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Click here to donate a vehicle.