Founded in 1997 by means of manufacturer Anita Lee and journalist Andrew sunlight, the Toronto Reel Asian foreign movie competition is a distinct exhibit of latest Asian cinema and paintings from the Asian diaspora. The pageant fosters the trade of cultural and inventive beliefs among East and West, presents a public discussion board for homegrown Asian media artists and their paintings and fuels the transforming into appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.
In Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen, members, lots of them filmmakers, learn East and Southeast Asian Canadian contributions to self sufficient movie and video. From artist-run centres, theories of hyphenation, distribution networks and homosexual and lesbian cinema to F-words, new media applied sciences and candy n' bitter controversies, Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen offers a multi-faceted photograph of self sustaining Asian movie in Canada. the gathering highlights the reveal as a website for the mirrored image, projection and reimagination of identities and groups. comprises: David Eng, Ann Marie Fleming, Richard Fung, Monika relatives Gagnon, Colin Geddes, Kwoi Gin, Mike Hoolboom, Alice Ming Wai Jim, Cheuk Kwan, Julia Kwan, Anita Lee, Helen Lee, Karin Lee, Keith Lock, Pamila Matharu, Christine Miguel, Tan Hoang Nguyen, Midi Onodera, Mieko Ouchi, Alice Shih, Mina Shum, Mary Stephen, Ho Tam, Loretta Todd, Khanhthuan Tran, Phil Tsui, Paul Wong, Su-Anne Yeo, Iris Yudai and Wayne Yung.