The Reel Ideas Symposium – On World-Building responds to a growing momentum of digitization initiatives and strategies through dialogue with artists, community organizers and industry professionals. These sessions gather visions of radical world-building that mobilize, engage and strengthen creative communities, to usher in better presents and futures.

Reel Ideas sessions are available as individual ticket purchases listed by event below or through a Reel Ideas Pass, Industry Pass or Insiders Pass. Visit our box office for details and to purchase. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund for their support of Reel Ideas this year, with additional support from Ontario Creates.

A.K.A. Don Bonus Masterclass

This masterclass explores the narrative construction of A.K.A Don Bonus, contextualizing the film in its era but also situating it in contemporary conversation.

17 NOV, 2020

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Archive Means and Mediums

This panel reflects on the necessity and challenges of archives and archival work, inviting members of community archive initiatives to discuss their work and process.

15 NOV, 2020

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CBC Digital Spaces

Join the CBC as they discuss new opportunities and methods for pitching digital content.

16 NOV, 2020

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Digital Strategies In Evolving Times

This panel considers how digital tools have been mobilized through varying methods to adapt, respond and address changing socio-cultural contexts, and engage with communities.

17 NOV, 2020

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Stories At Work: Unsung Voices

This fireside chat gathers together filmmaker mentors from Reel Asian’s 2020 Unsung Voices incubator to discuss what the building blocks of a good narrative are.

14 NOV, 2020

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The Function Of Festival In Crisis

This panel brings together programmers from festivals and ARCs to discuss the radical possibilities and limitations of arts programming and its relationship and responsibility to socio-political events.

18 NOV, 2020

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Words and Worlds: Mapping Digital Language

This conversation invites emerging thinkers, artists and community cultural workers to consider digital futures for those without access to the city arts landscape, and by extension, digital opportunities.

19 NOV, 2020

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