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The Commons @ 401 Richmond

The Commons @ 401 Richmond brings together five organizations and festivals that support a variety of artistic practices, including visual, media and performance art. The Commons is a collaborative space for diverse artistic and cultural communities to come together for exhibition, presentation, learning and research.

Our five organizations include:

You can support the creation of The Commons @ 401 Richmond immediately with a donation of any size and receive a tax-deductible receipt. To benefit this project, be sure to select the "401 Richmond" option in the Apply Your Donation drop-down menu.

Every donor will benefit from a charitable tax receipt for their contribution. PLUS:

  • $100 + your name on the donor wall
  • $1000 + your name on one of the 60 theatre seats in The Commons

Our Mission

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival®  is a cultural organization dedicated to strengthening the Asian Canadian and international film community. Through distinctive programming and educational initiatives, Reel Asian strives to bring the best of Asian media arts to Canada. 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.

About Our Charity

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

Find Out More About This Charity

401 Richmond St W

Suite 309

Toronto, ON , M5A 3A8

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