Filmmaker Update: Althea Balmes

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Congratulations to Althea!  The Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts has selected Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love to receive the 2014 Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award for Artists who have captured the values of labour and social justice in their work. […]

Alvis Choi & Althea Balmes at Mayworks

On now through May 15, the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts celebrates its 29th season at venues throughout the city. Alvis Choi and Althea Balmes both served on Reel Asian’s programming committee in 2013 and they have […]

Thank you National Bank for supporting Reel Asian’s Youth Programmes!

Did you know that last year at our festival, National Bank donated $1 for every bag of popcorn purchased? In total, National Bank contributed $500 through their One for Youth program, which will go towards Reel Asian’s Youth Initiatives such […]

Reel Asian presents Suman Ladies at The Bridging Festival

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 2012 Unsung Voices participant Althea Balmes screens her award-winning short documentary at The Bridging Festival.   The Bridging Festival is an arts and culture festival aimed to bring together the vibrant neighborhoods of Scarborough, taking place on August 15, 20, […]

Reel Asian celebrates AHM! Interview w/ Albert Zablan and Althea Balmes

Time for the final interview of our Asian Heritage Month School Tour filmmakers series. Last week I sat down to chat with Albert and Althea after dim sum and we covered everything from Deadliest Warrior, suman and of course their filmmaking experience […]

May is Asian Heritage Month!

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Individuals and organizations across the nation celebrate the history of Asian Canadians this month. Find out what Reel Asian is up to! May is Asian Heritage Month!  Join us and other individuals and community organizations in celebrating the long and […]

Asian moviemakers take on T24 challenge

The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival was born out of a school assignment former Reel Asian Marketing/Industry/Events staff Henry Wong created 5 years ago. This festival focuses on and highlights work by young filmmakers between the ages of 14-28. The […]

Surreal Experiences of a First Time Filmmaker

The following is written by Unsung Voices Filmmaker, Althea Balmes (who also won the WIFT-T Award at Reel Asian for Suman Ladies). As I write this, I’m on the College streetcar on my way to The Royal to catch The […]

What to Watch at the 16th Reel Asian Film Festival?

I know trying to navigate a festival’s programme can be intimidating and it’s easier if someone can recommend you flicks based on specific preferences. Our staff members give their take on what films to choose based on different criteria. GALAS […]