Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) 2015 – November 5 to 15, 2015

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), presented by National Bank, celebrates its 19th annual edition from November 5 to 15, 2015 with high-profile guests from around the world, screening venues in Toronto, North York, and Richmond Hill, and a special exhibition by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker and artist, Randall Okita. This year, Reel Asian will present 72 films from over 10 regions including Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada and the United States.

This year’s festival will take place November 5 to 15, 2015 in Toronto, North York and Richmond Hill. Highlights include:

  • TORONTO OPENING NIGHT GALA: DRIVING WITH SELVI (director Elisa Paloschi in attendance, Canada 2015, Ontario Premiere)
  •  CENTREPIECE PRESENTATION: OUR TIMES (director Frankie Chen in attendance, Taiwan 2015, North American Premiere)
  • TORONTO CLOSING NIGHT GALA: SEOUL SEARCHING (director Benson Lee in attendance, USA 2015, Toronto Premiere)
  • RICHMOND HILL OPENING GALA: TWO THUMBS UP (director Lau Ho-leung, Hong Kong 2015, Canadian Premiere)
  • RICHMOND HILL CLOSING: FULL STRIKE (directors Derek Kwok and Henri Wong, Hong Kong 2015, Toronto Premiere)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES

  • CHANGING SEASON: ON THE MASUMOTO FAMILY FARM (director Jim Choi, USA 2015)
  • KIRUMI (director Anucharan Murugaiyan in attendance, India 2015)
  • MISS INDIA AMERICA (director Ravi Kapoor, USA 2015)
  • OFF THE MENU (director Grace Lee, USA 2015)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES

  • I AM SOMEBODY (director Derek Yee, China 2015)
  • MCDULL: ME & MY MUM (directors Brian Tse, Hong Kong 2015)
  • BALI BIG BROTHER (director Toshio Lee, Japan 2015)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: CANADIAN PREMIERES

  • INITIATION LOVE (director Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Japan 2015)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: TORONTO PREMIERES

  • MISS HOKUSAI (director Keiichi Hara, Japan 2015)
  • THE ROYAL TAILOR (director Lee Won-suk in attendance, South Korea 2014)
  • SITI (director Eddie Cahyono, Indonesia 2014)
  • ZINNIA FLOWER (director Tom Lin, Taiwan 2015)
  • PORT OF CALL (director Philip Yung in attendance, Hong Kong 2015)

CANADIAN FEATURES: TORONTO PREMIERES

  • MINA WALKING (director Yosef Baraki, Afghanistan/Canada 2015)

CANADIAN PROGRAMMING:

  • Canadian Artist Spotlight with filmmaker Randall Okita in attendance
  • Badlands: Shorts Presentation with director Sumit Judge in attendance
  • Born to Run: Shorts Presentation with directors Alex Humilde and Aram Collier in attendance
  • Hungry Heart: Shorts Presentation with directors Eui Yong Zong in attendance
  • Lucky Town: Shorts Presentation with directors Celeste Koon, Shaleen Sangha, and Kendra Legault in attendance
  • The World’s A Stage: Shorts Presentation with directors Gloria Kim and Howie Shia in attendance

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Presenting Sponsor National Bank, platinum sponsor Bell Media and government funders the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, Business for the Arts and the Town of Richmond Hill through the Mayor’s Endowment Fund for the Arts.

http://www.reelasian.com

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