Reel Ideas Conference • Day Pass

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Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space

401 Richmond Street West

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Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

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Reel Asian 2019 • Reel Ideas Section | Conference Day Pass | 10:30 AM • Friday, November 8, 2019 | 8hrs

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The Reel Ideas Conference enriches the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s vision by championing industry and education initiatives. Our programming nurtures networking and skillshare opportunities between emerging talent, visiting artists and established filmmakers. The Reel Ideas mandate supports the growth of Asian creatives within film and the arts at large, seeking to generate dialogue at the intersections of Toronto’s creative industries in nuanced ways.

SESSION 1 • 10:30 AM | INTERSECTIONS: NEW MEDIA BLITZ TALKS

Start your morning with a series of dynamic lightning talks, featuring artists who are exploring and innovating film as a transdisciplinary medium. How is film traversing mediums and art practices? What does the moving image look like in an evolving field of interdisciplinary art? Why use film specifically? Each featured speaker will receive 15 minutes to share about their work and engage in an open Q&A with the audience. Click here to buy this session individually.

Speakers:

  • Kevin Matthew WongTheatre Creator and Projection Designer
  • Broom Closet Collective (Amanda Low & Tommy Truong)New Media Art Collective
  • Jennifer ChanNew Media Artist
  • Shaheer TararDocumentary Artist

SESSION 2 • 12:00 PM | RE-IMAGING ASIAN

With an increase of multimedia platforms, visible conversation around identities, communities and histories, and a growing abundance of Asian storytellers looking for opportunity, how do we navigate filmmaking? How have these evolutions in film and storytelling impacted our work and our professional decisions? What are topics or issues that Asian communities today have to contend with and address? This panel explores what it means for Asian creators to tell good stories in the contemporary film scene. Click here to buy this session individually.

Moderator:

  • V.T. Nayani • Director, Writer and Performer

Panelists:

  • Randall Okita • Filmmaker and Artist
  • Fawzia Mirza • Actor, Writer and Creator

LUNCH BREAK • 1:30 PM

Join your fellow Reel Ideas Conference goers in the Commons Lobby for a catered lunch with refreshments. Vegan & vegetarian options will be available!

SESSION 3 • 3:00 PM | REFLECTING (ON) ASIAN

Join Asian Canadian veteran filmmakers as they deep dive into the implications of our filmmaking history and its ongoing impact on our evolving present. This panel engages filmmakers whose bodies of work paved the way for today’s creative environment and today’s filmmakers. What did it mean to do work in a landscape of scarcity and what did it mean to create as an Asian filmmaker? What changes have they weathered and how have those impacted their craft? What topics are recurring or evolving in their work? How might collective memory, and access to their work impact and inspire up-and-coming filmmakers? Click here to buy this session individually.

Moderator:

  • Elaine Chang • Writer-Critic and Professor

Panelists:

  • Jeanette Kong • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Arshad Khan • Filmmaker and Film Festival Director
  • Michael Fukushima • NFB Executive Producer

SESSION 4 • 5:00 PM | SPECULATING ON FICTIONS / DREAMING IN COLOUR: A PROGRAMME OF WORK + ARTIST TALK BY MIDI ONODERA

Midi Onodera is an artist, a filmmaker, an innovator, and an inveterate experimenter. Flowing seamlessly from toy cameras to high end editing formats, her works engage with technologies in playful ways to produce documents of cultural and political critique that are dead serious. We’ve selected works exploring the variety of production platforms, technologies, and presentation formats used by this prolific and poetic artist of both the analog and the digital. From the early The Displaced View (1988), through the experimental shorts Slightseer (2001) and Nobody Knows (2002), ending with her more recent works that reside on the WWW the coyotes must see the moon (2017), The Outsider (2019), 68 Trace Decay Theory (2019), and Travel (2019). Click here to buy this session individually.

Featured Artist:

  • Midi Onodera • Filmmaker and Media Artist

Moderator:

  • Lulu Wei • Filmmaker

This session presented in partnership with Vtape

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Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space

401 Richmond Street West

Suite 440A

Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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