Last month, Reel Asian participated in Canada Helps‘ Giving Challenge for a chance to win $10, 000 charitable donation. Thank you to all those who donated- your contribution makes a difference in our community. Check out the recap of the Giving Challenge below! Your contribution enables us to support our free youth education programs, including free screenings for students and seniors, the Asian Heritage Month School Tours, and the Unsung Voices Youth Filmmaking Workshop, which is well underway this summer.
10 FUN FACTS ABOUT REEL ASIAN
Check out the 10 fun facts we’ve posted about Reel Asian throughout June.
UNSUNG VOICES YOUTH FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
This summer, the Unsung Voices Youth Filmmaking Workshop are well underway with shooting and post production. Unsung Voices is a free intensive workshop for youth ages 18-25 to get firsthand experience on creating a short film. See the finished product at this year’s festival, from November 8-16.
SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY
See how past Reel Asian alumni describe how the festival has impacted their careers:
[On Unsung Voices]: “It’s true! That’s actually the program that started it all for me; the first time as an artist I felt I had control of my career. I’m happy to say that Unsung Voices led to me eventually starting my own production company; now I’m in development with a major Canadian network!” – Simu Liu, actor of Kim’s Convenience
Anyone (everyone) can support the arts! even an modest individual effort can give confidence and support to artists! these things can build on each other! – Anne Marie Fleming, director, filmmaker of Window Horses
[On the Animasian Award] …and did you know that my no budget short animation Yellow Sticky Notes won the inaugural Animasian Award in 2007 and we used the prize money to submit the film to more film festivals! It was the kickstart we needed for our successful festival run! Now my studio Meditating Bunny Studio helps contributes to the Animasian Award prize money every year and you can too! Also, cool fact, Ann Marie Fleming hand drew the first award! – Jeff Chiba Stearns, director of Mixed Match
ABOUT GENERASIAN NOW
Charitable giving doesn’t end here. Reel Asian is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of the community. Consider making a monthly donation the Generasian Now Youth Fund. By committing to as low as $15 a month, or the price of 3 lattes, you will be contributing to sustaining these free educational programs for young and emerging filmmakers. Learn more about giving here.