Initially a response to unprecedented times, #UntilTomorrow has now become a reflective archive that looks back on the diverse stories by Asian creatives that brought Reel Asian where it is today. This year we’re placing the spotlight on the 2020 festival programming!

Reel Asian is excited to announce that pioneering filmmaker and the LIFT’s founding Chair, Keith Lock, is the inaugural recipient of the Fire Horse Award. Lock has been making films since 1969 and is considered one of Canada’s first Chinese Canadian filmmakers whose contributions to the Canadian film scene have opened up invaluable opportunities for filmmakers who followed.

May is Asian Heritage Month and Reel Asian is celebrating the works of filmmaker and author Cheuk Kwan. In addition to a live in-person Director’s Talk on May 2nd with Toronto Star food writer Karon Liu, Reel Asian is making all 15 episodes of Kwan’s acclaimed documentary series Chinese Restaurants available for FREE for the entire month of May exclusively on our CineSend portal!

rarara.ca is the special projects domain for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. It is a digital gallery, deconstructed art book and multimedia playroom. This site is the crystallization of our lookback on 25 years of history and also our intention for the arriving future.

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