Visit our year-round event calendar here to see what’s coming up.

To see our full festival programming, please visit the official festival schedule.

Individual Tickets

Digital Screenings | $7.99 + $1 service fee = $8.99
Tickets to individual features, special presentations, or shorts programmes

Reel Ideas | $2.99 + 50¢ service fee = $3.49
Panels or workshops designed for professional development and interdisciplinary discussions on media art

To purchase tickets, click the title of the film and select ‘Buy Tickets’. You will be redirected to an Elevent generated pop-up window. Follow on-screen instructions to complete your purchase.  You can see your cart by clicking on the red ticket stub icon at the bottom-right corner of the page.

Discount Tickets

We acknowledge that certain communities face economic barriers to access. We have set aside 10% of our available tickets at a lower price to improve access to ticketing. Quantities are limited so we ask that you only claim one of these tickets if you identify as one of these communities:

Student | $3.99 + $1 service charge = $4.99
Currently enrolled in an educational institution, including post-secondary students and mature students; or a self-identified participant in an alternative school outside of the traditional school system

Senior | $3.99 + $1 service charge = $4.99
An individual aged 65 years or older, on a fixed income or retired

Arts Worker | $3.99 + $1 service charge = $4.99
Someone whose primary income is derived from the practice, creation, or curation of art in any discipline, including arts administrators

Un(der)waged | $3.99 + $1 service charge = $4.99
Anyone whose income is non-existent, inconsistent, or precarious; including gig workers and those working in the underground economies, or those whose labour is not recognized by a wage

To purchase tickets, click the title of the film and select ‘Buy Student • Senior • Arts Worker • Un(der)waged Tickets’. You will be redirected to an Elevent generated pop-up window. Follow on-screen instructions to complete your purchase.  You can see your cart by clicking on the red ticket stub icon at the bottom-right corner of the page.

Festival Passes (NEW!)

Insiders Tier | $29.99 + $2 service fee = $31.99
Your one-stop shop do-it-all pass! Get unlimited VOD (video-on-demand) access to all our digital screenings, plus complimentary access to all our Reel Ideas panels & workshops. Buy now!

Industry Tier | $19.99 + $2 service fee = $21.99
Designed for members of the film & television or media arts industries, this pass provides five (5) vouchers redeemable for digital screenings, plus complimentary access to all our Reel Ideas panels & workshops. Buy now!

Reel Ideas | $9.99 + $1 service fee = $10.99
Includes complimentary access to only our Reel Ideas panels & workshops designed for professional development. Buy now!

As a member, you’ll make the most of the eight days we’ve got programmed for you. Experience the best of Asian cinema, while enjoying some exclusive perks, by signing up today here.

You can purchase a membership up until November 17th to gain access to festival benefits.

To access your existing membership for 2020 festival benefits, log in to your Elevent account here using the email associated with the membership. For detailed instructions, please see our Member Journey in the How To Virtual Festival Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the Buy Tickets link on the right-hand side of the film listing or visit “Box Office”. Short titles are organized into programmes that are meant to be watched all together. A window will pop up over our website from Elevent, our ticketing partner. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Click the link in your confirmation email and you will be taken to our Cinesend portal. Or, you can go to watch.reelasian.com and enter the 9-digit access code that is included in your Elevent confirmation. 

Yes. You can either email them the confirmation email you receive from Elevent or give them the 9-digit voucher code you will get in the Virtual Access Email for them to log in to watch.reelasian.com. The 9-digit code (and the link in the confirmation email) can only be redeemed once.

Go to watch.reelasian.com and enter your email and password under “Member Login”. You will see all the festival selections and can watch them in unlimited video-on-demand. You also have participant-level access to all the Reel Ideas sessions – which means you can chat and ask questions of the presenters. Reel Ideas sessions are appointment-viewing only and are scheduled at specific dates and times. Navigate to one that is about to start and click on the “Live Event” button.

Your Industry Tier pass comes with five vouchers for digital screenings. Simply navigate to the screenings you want to use your vouchers for, click Buy Tickets and login to Elevent using the email associated with your purchase (or the email at which you were invited to receive a complementary pass). Redeem your voucher following the on-screen instructions. If you are redeeming during the festival, you can click on the link in the window to watch right away, or if you are redeeming in advance, you will get an email with a link that you can click on once the film becomes available.

Your Industry Tier pass also comes with participant-level access to all Reel Ideas sessions – which means you can chat and ask questions to the presenters. Reel Ideas sessions are appointment-viewing only and are scheduled at specific dates and times. To access a Reel Ideas session, log in at watch.reelasian.com with your email and password under “Member Login” just ahead of the scheduled session time. You will see all the Reel Ideas sessions; navigate to the one about to start and click on the “Live Event” button.

Your Reel Ideas pass gives you participant-level access to all Reel Ideas sessions – which means you can chat and ask questions to the presenters. Reel Ideas sessions are appointment-viewing only and are scheduled at specific dates and times. To access a Reel Ideas session, log in at watch.reelasian.com with your email and password under “Member Login” just ahead of the scheduled session time. You will see all the Reel Ideas sessions; navigate to the one about to start and click on the “Live Event” button.

We acknowledge that certain communities face economic barriers to access. We have set aside 10% of our available tickets at a lower price to improve access to ticketing. These tickets are available for $3.99 + $1.00 service charge for a total of $4.99. Quantities are limited so we ask that you only claim one of these tickets if you identify as one of these communities:

  • Student
    Currently enrolled in an educational institution, including post-secondary students and mature students; or a self-identified participant in an alternative school outside of the traditional school system
  • Senior
    An individual aged 65 years or older, on a fixed income or retired
  • Arts Worker
    Someone whose primary income is derived from the practice, creation, or curation of art in any discipline, including arts administrators
  • Un(der)waged
    Anyone whose income is non-existent, inconsistent, or precarious; including gig workers and those working in the underground economies, or those whose labour is not recognized by a wage

You will receive an email confirmation from Elevent with a link in it, as well as a Digital Access Email closer to when the film becomes available. Since all our films become available at the same time, if you have bought tickets to several different films, you will receive multiple Digital Access notices at the same time.

Films will be available starting 10:00AM on Thursday, November 12. If you buy tickets after this, you can click the link to be taken immediately to our Cinesend portal where you will be able to watch the film.

In general, you have 48hrs to complete your film watching after you click the link; however if you click the link within the last 48hrs of festival film availability (i.e. after 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 17, 2020), you will have less than 48hrs to start watching the film.

The opening night film is only available for a 24hr period, from 7:00PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 to 6:59PM on Friday, November 13, 2020. We recommend clicking to watch the film as soon as it becomes available so you can participate more meaningfully in the live Q&A happening at 8:45PM on November 12.

As long as you start watching the film while it’s still available, you won’t be cut off even if your watch time goes past 11:59PM on November 19, 2020. HOWEVER, if you pause the film after it becomes unavailable, you will NOT be able to restart.

The opening night film will become unavailable after 6:59PM on Friday, November 13, 2020; all other films become unavailable after 11:59PM on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Everyone has the right to fair and equitable treatment. We endeavour to bring people together in a safe environment.

This code of conduct will apply to all who attend and participate in any of Reel Asian’s programming. Everyone, including staff, members, volunteers, invited delegates and members of the public, has the right to express their opinions free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behaviour—either in-person or online—from others. This could include but is not limited to:

  • offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical acts, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, national identity or religion;

  • deliberate intimidation;

  • harassing photography;

  • sustained disruption of talks or other events;

  • inappropriate messages

We reserve the right to refuse entry or revoke accreditation to Reel Asian events and venues including online spaces that Reel Asian hosts without notice for those who engage in such conduct. Staff are always present and identify themselves at the beginning of each online event. If you experience a violation of this Code of Conduct at the Festival, please alert staff immediately and it will be handled in a respectful and swift manner. Concerns can also be sent to webconduct@reelasian.com.

Yes, but because we use different service providers, you have to check out separately. Our merch store uses Shopify while our ticketing service is powered by Elevent – they each have their own shopping cart.

Your Shopify cart with merch items will appear on the right-hand side of the screen and use this symbol:

Your Elevent cart with tickets will appear either in the upper-right of your screen using this symbol:

or in the lower-right of your screen using this symbol:

Open Tickets Cart