Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Blog is Moving onto

It's starting to get busy here with the festival approaching. On the online front, things are changing on the website to make it a little cleaner and easier to update. For one, this blog is in the process of relocating to the site itself. Soon, the new and improved Reel Asian Blog will satisfy, once again, your insatiable curiosity for all things Reel Asian. We'll let you know when it's ready.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kevin Lim - Online Coordinator

Sadly, this will be my last official posting on the RA blog. I will be passing the torch onto Mr. John Mani who will be taking my position at Reel Asian. I plan on keeping in touch and posting some more pics and Asian North American news but for now I bid you adieu.

I will be moving to the Honolulu to do a doctorate in American Studies. I will be sure to drop in on the RA blog with updates from here (AAAS 2009) and here (HIFF).

It's been fun. Keep it Reelz.
Thanks to all of the RA family who have made my time at Reel Asian wonderful and exciting.

KL in NYC for the AAIFF. OMG!

Last week I was in NYC for the AAIFF. I had gone the year before for my studies but this year, I went on behalf of RA because I am on the shorts programming committee. I saw a lot of great stuff. Click on the photos below to see the RA flickr account and more pics from NYC.

Grab that booty...

Reel Asian scored a bountiful booty at the Sony Centre yesterday.

"The Sony Centre recently closed for renovations that will keep its stage empty until fall 2009. But its doors briefly re-opened today to offer stuff they don’t want anymore, for free, to anyone crazy enough to take it — first-come, first-served."

Among the treasures, we now have three red carpets, several staunches and a ticket ripping station both garbage can thingy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gordon Liu event was a huge success!

The Gordon Liu event was a HUGE success. Kudos to all the volunteers and staff who made it possible. Check out some nice pics over at our flickr.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Screening of "Hereos of the East" with Gordon Liu in Attendance...

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Alliance Films and Kung Fu Fridays present a screening of 'Heroes of the East.'

People who only watch Hollywood movies might know Gordon Liu as Johnny Mo, one of the Crazy 88s from Kill Bill Vol. 1, or the Bride’s kung fu teacher Pai Mei in Kill Bill Vol. 2, with the white hair and bushy eyebrows.

Well, here's your chance to see Gordon Liu in one of his earlier works. Mr. Liu will also be in attendance to answer some of your questions!

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Time: 2:30 PM
Venue: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue (south of Bloor/St. George)

Sponsored by eye weekly with special co-operation from the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office (Canada). Special thanks to Fantasia, Dragon Dynasty and Suspect Video.

Check out the trailer below!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Interview with Reel Asian 2007 CSV winner Jennifer Liao...

Last year at the festival, Reel Asian held a pitch competition for emerging filmmakers called The Hear Me! See Me! Pitch Me! Competition. The winners of the competition received prizes from Charles Street Video to help produce their work.

Stay tuned for an interview with Dean Vargas and Lena Lee.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

WSFF: Last Day

The Worldwide Short Film Festival closed today. Click above for some pics from the CFC Picnic event.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

WSFF: Day 3

Reel Asian at the Japanese Spotlight reception. Click the image to see more pics.

Friday, June 13, 2008

WSFF: Day 2

Director Shinichiro Watanabe saying hello. Click above to see more pictures.

It's been a crazy two days. Yesterday, I attended Reel Asian filmmaker, Joyce Wong's screening of Souvenirs from Asia. In the evening, some of the RA gang and I attended a very amazing Japanese animation double header (1 and 2) program. Personally, I think it was the best anime I have ever seen. Mind blowing.

Today is going to be another packed day. Stay tuned for updates!