News & Updates
Pioneering Filmmaker Keith Lock Named Inaugural Fire Horse Award Recipient

2 May, 2022

Reel Asian is excited to announce that pioneering filmmaker and the LIFT's founding Chair, Keith Lock, is the inaugural recipient of the Fire Horse Award. Lock has been making films since 1969 and is considered one of Canada's first Chinese Canadian filmmakers.

Asian Heritage Month
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month with Cheuk Kwan

25 Apr, 2022

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Reel Asian! For the entire month of May, the entire collection of Cheuk's Chinese Restaurants documentary series will be made available through Reel Asian's CineSend portal for FREE. Fifteen episodes are collected into five programmes of three episodes each.

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Reel Asian Stands with the BSO & the Reelworld Screen Institute

8 Apr, 2022

Reel Asian stands in solidarity with the Black Screen Office and the Reelworld Screen Institute in condemning Barry Avrich's statements at the Canadian Screen Awards.

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24 Mar, 2022

Reel Asian is hosting a private in-person community screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once on March 30 at a downtown Toronto theatre. We've partnered with 4 local Asian-owned businesses in an I-spy style contest to increase your chance of winning a prize pack that includes tickets to the screening and top-secret swag from the movie.

Reel Asian 25
Introducing Anniversary Animations Artists for Reel Asian 25

10 Nov, 2021

In celebration of Reel Asian's 25th Anniversary, the festival commissioned three short works to be shown before each film during the festival. Made with their own interpretation of this year's theme, "Here for the Bigger Picture," we are proud to introduce the work of Sab Meynert, Leslie Supnet, and Kevin Pham.

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Reel Asian 25th Festival Call for Animators

13 Aug, 2021

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.

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Reel Asian welcomes new board members

23 Jul, 2021

Reel Asian is excited to welcome new board members to the organization including industry leaders and industry vets

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Announcing the 2021 Unsung Voices Participants

23 Jul, 2021

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is excited to announce this year’s Unsung Voices participants: Ganesh Thava, James Legaspi, Harman Kang, Weeda Azim.

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#UntilTomorrow campaign celebrates Reel Asian’s history during Asian Heritage Month

1 May, 2021

More free film titles from our 2019 festival have just been added to the official Reel Asian digital archive and directory just in time for Asian Heritage Month

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Reel Asian says “Ok, See You” to Kim’s Convenience

13 Apr, 2021

Reel Asian says "OK, see you" to our favourite Canadian TV family as the Kim's Convenience series comes to an end on CBC.

RA Supports NABET-UNIFOR’s Terminology Reform Initiative

20 Mar, 2021

Reel Asian joins other media organizations & sector unions to support NABET 700-M UNIFOR's new Terminology Reform initiative.

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ACWA Statement on Atlanta Shootings

17 Mar, 2021

Reel Asian supports the Asian Canadian Women's Alliance statement condemning the Atlanta shootings.

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Community Statement in the aftermath of the anti-Asian, white supremacist and misogynistic murder spree of Asian Women in Atlanta

17 Mar, 2021

Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter and Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network) community statement

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RA Film Forum Now Live!

26 Oct, 2020

Reel Asian's community message board, the RA Film Forum, is now live on Discord!

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2020 Festival Artwork Reveal

9 Oct, 2020

Meet the 2020 Festival Creative Artist and see this year's official artwork!

Unsung Voices takes a field trip to TIFF

15 Sep, 2020

Post-production has its perks

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Black Lives Matter Donation and Support

20 Aug, 2020

A message of support and solidarity

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Reel Asian 24 is going digital

10 Aug, 2020

The 24th Edition Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is going online, and for the first time ever across Canada this November 12 – 19!

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