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The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th festival in 2021. Started in 1997, Reel Asian is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world.

Here For The Bigger Picture

Reel Asian is commissioning three original short animated videos to celebrate the landmark 25th festival based on our theme “Here For the Bigger Picture” which exemplifies the spirit of cinema and our endeavours for the future. The videos will be featured in the festival’s marketing and festival screenings in November 2021. 

We’re looking for original short videos that will:

  • Engage with and be based on the theme “Here For The Bigger Picture” 
  • Be between 15-60 seconds
  • Use sound and/or music
  • Be used for promotions on social and pre-roll before festival screenings
  • Completed by Oct 13, 2021

Honorarium provided to selected artists. 

Deadline to apply is August 20, 2021. 

We are no longer accepting applications.

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