Reasons To Give

It’s important and relevant

Embracing diversity is a core Canadian value we celebrate by encouraging youth to understand how stories are told in this multicultural society. Be a part of the movement to educate and empower the future generation.

It creates opportunities

Encouraging youth to go into the arts and providing career training for them creates real economic impact. According to the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ontario’s film and TV industry created more than 35,000 jobs in 2016 and contributed $1.7 billion to Ontario’s economy.

It’s affordable

Starting at just $20, you will be helping one student to attend a movie at the Reel Asian Film Festival and supporting the diverse artists who share their stories.


High school students in the GTA participate in a free Career in the Arts presentation during Asian Heritage Month


Youths attend free workshop and film screenings as part of the November youth program


Youth volunteers gain hands on experience in arts administration and festival management by helping festival and year-round events

Every summer, Reel Asian provides Asian Canadian youth tuition-free training to make their first short films that will premiere in the November festival.

At the annual Reel Asian Film Festival, all weekday screenings before 5 pm are FREE for students

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