Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival


Business Number: 870021383RR0001

Our Mission

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival®  is a charitable and cultural organization that champions the future of diverse storytelling in Canada by advocating Asian representations in the media arts. 

As Canada's largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian® provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.


The mandate of Reel Asian is to produce a public film and video festival as well as other screenings throughout the year for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the historical, social and cultural contributions of people of Asian and Asian Canadian heritage, and to educate artists through participation in such events and related professional development programming.

Reel Asian’s annual programming exemplifies the range, diversity and richness of Asian film and video in all their forms. In showcasing the finest, in some instances underrepresented, work by and about East, Southeast, South Asian, Asian North American and Asian diasporic artists and themes, the festival aims to foster and to enhance the visibility, creation, dissemination and understanding of Asian and Asian Canadian contributions to the film and video arts, and to local, provincial, national, and transnational cultural communities.

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What People Are Saying

"Reel Asian gives audiences a chance to see cinematic achievement beyond the genres and directors typically associated with the represented countries - the fest is a cinephile's must-see."

— The Globe & Mail

"In a city crowded with the celebration of film, [Reel Asian] has matured into one of the best alternative film festivals going."

— The Toronto Star

"Reel Asian proves that East is best - a generous serving of cinematic sensations."

— Eye Weekly

"for the best contemporary films from East and Southeast Asia...this is the place to be."

— CityTV

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