Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, USA202174 minEnglish, Mandarin with English subtitles, JapaneseAnimation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Music, Women Filmmakers

Delectably genre-bending, this programme serves up a seven-course meal that will surely leave you questioning whether you were even hungry to begin with.



Hayley Wong, Julianna Notten  Profile Image

Canada202111 min English World PremiereHorror, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Women Filmmakers

Subverting the body-horror genre, Fresh Blood follows 14-year-old Maya, who is left to process her own fears of entering womanhood alone when she gets her first period.


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Director Bio

Hayley Wong, Julianna Notten

Hayley Wong is an award-winning cinematographer passionate about collaborating with storytellers to shoot underrepresented subjects in mainstream media.

Julianna Notten is a Toronto-based, award-winning, queer filmmaker and co-founder of Switch Hitter Films.


Haonan Wang  Profile Image

China202014 min Mandarin with English subtitlesDrama, Fantasy

How much would you put into a relationship? Bubble brings us along on a couple's date that takes a strange plunge into vegetarian cuisine.


This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Haonan Wang

Haonan Wang graduated with a MFA degree in film production from Art Center College of Design. His past works have won awards at several international film festivals, including SXSW, Warsaw Film Festival, and Sitges Film Festival.


Jessica JM Wu  Profile Image

Canada20214 min English World PremiereFamily-friendly, Music, Romance, Women Filmmakers

Sweet Memories is an ode to nostalgic memories of childhood crushes, featuring the 1977 Hawaiian track “Lihue” by Nohelani Cypriano.


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Director Bio

Jessica JM Wu

Jessica JM Wu is a director and producer based in Toronto. She wrote, directed, and produced her first short film, White Dragon, in 2019. Wu is currently represented for commercial work at Undivided Creative


Calleen Koh Yee Lin  Profile Image

Singapore20203 min JapaneseAnimation, Women Filmmakers

Sentient and existential, Sushi begins to wonder if there’s more to life than serving himself out to consumers.


This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Calleen Koh Yee Lin

Calleen Koh Yee Lin is currently in her final year of animation art at LASALLE College of the Arts. In her free time, she enjoys sipping tea, listening to old Chinese folk songs, and petting her three cats: Yuki, Mako, and Momo.


Amanda Nell Eu  Profile Image

Malaysia201914 min Chinese with English subtitlesNorth American PremiereFantasy, Horror, Women Filmmakers

A fresh take on the Malaysian female monster Penanggalan, Chin is an overworked nurse at the maternity ward who finds joy when she is alone and can finally eat.


This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Amanda Nell Eu

A graduate of the MA in filmmaking at the London Film School, Amanda Nell Eu has directed short films based in the U.K. and Malaysia. She is developing her first feature film, Tiger Stripes.


Azumi Hasegawa  Profile Image

USA202114 min English World PremiereComedy, Fantasy, Romance, Women Filmmakers

Mi-Wen, an elderly widow, combs the beach in search of treasure and discovers a gold tooth that magically changes her lonely life.


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Director Bio

Azumi Hasegawa

Azumi Hasegawa is a New York-based writer, originally from Tokyo. Her articles appear in the Japanese editions of Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.


Zhichao Zhu Profile Image

China202114 min Mandarin with English subtitlesNorth American PremiereDrama, Fantasy

A film you won’t forget, One Night Elsewhere takes place in a sleepy rural village, offering a surrealistic countryside night journey with a monk, a villager, and a piece of meat.


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Director Bio

Zhichao Zhu

Zhichao Zhu is a Chinese filmmaker and visual artist based in Shanghai and Hamburg who has exhibited internationally. Zhu works as a registered university lecturer in Shanghai.

10 Nov, 2021

to 19 Nov, 2021




Live online Q&A with special guests

Join us in conversation with directors and special guests in attendance! ASL interpretation will be made available thanks to Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services. Ticket holders can watch on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.

November 13, 2020 at 8PM

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