Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

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The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is an annual film festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, devoted to Asian cinema, specifically the cinematic works of East and Southeast Asia, as well as those by Asian-Canadian and Asian-American filmmakers.

Besides multiple screenings of international and local films, the festival offers a variety of events for the general public. One of the festival's events is the So You Think You Can Pitch Contest where filmmaking teams pitch their movie concept or project to a panel of industry professionals to win prizes such as rental equipment, artist fees and sessions with professional editors. Pitching teams can participate in workshops held by industry leaders to improve their craft and get acquainted with the business and industry.


The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival was founded in 1997 by film producer Anita Lee and journalist Andrew Sun.[1] The festival is held annually in November.


  1. ^ Reel Asian Film Festival kicks off in T.O.,; retrieved 2007-11-15

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