Every year, Reel Asian chooses to spotlight a Canadian filmmaker to showcase local talent and activate their work as part of festival programming, with screenings of the artist’s choice and deep-dive artist talks. This year, with the festival’s move to a digital platform, we are taking the opportunity to introduce innovative, non-traditional, experiential programming made with digital presentation and engagement in mind. Through the Canadian Spotlight, we hope to amplify artistic voices, support sustained engagement with interdisciplinary creative practices, and introduce new audiences to dynamic, contemporary media work.
The 2020 Canadian Spotlight features not one but three Canadian media artists who work at the intersections of experiential, experimental moving image and narrative. We are excited to bring on Oliver Husain, Sahar Te, and Howie Tsui, whose works are vibrant intersections of histories, narrative forms and creative methods. Their creative visions delight and challenge us, confront and comfort us, and indulge in narratives, forms and tools in exciting ways.
Digital Installations • Nov 1 – 19
Catch the experimental, interdisciplinary work of Husain, Te and Tsui any time online between Nov 1 – 19.
Artist Talks • Nov 13 – 15, 7 PM – 8 PM
Join Husain, Te and Tsui over the weekend as they deep dive into the creative process behind their featured work, their own creative pursuits and considerations as artists, and satisfy any unaddressed curiosities you might have through the live Q&A!
All Canadian Spotlight digital installations and live artist talks are free to the general public and can be accessed during the festival from this page on the Reel Asian website.