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Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Program and component
Arts Across Canada, Public Outreach

Community
Toronto, Ontario

Field of practice
Media Arts

Grant amount
$74,200

Fiscal year
2020–21

The (re)Rites of Passage Anthology Honours Canadian Artists of Asian Descent

Front and back cover of (re)Rites of Passage: Asian Canada in Motion, featuring a photo collage.
Front and back cover of (re)Rites of Passage: Asian Canadian in Motion, featuring art by Annie Wang. Design: Atima Ng.
Image courtesy of Jasmine Gui

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival has published a collection of film and media works by Canadian artists of Asian descent.

Honouring the media arts of Asian Canadian artists

The team at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival has published an anthology, titled (re)Rites of Passage, about Asian Canadian film and media arts. Released as part of the celebrations around the festival’s 25th anniversary, in November 2021, the anthology features remarks from filmmakers and conversations on experimental video arts, new media, virtual reality and augmented reality. It also pays homage to zines, which are a crucial part of sociopolitical movements in Asia and North America.

An educational tool for artists and researchers

The anthology is an educational tool for media artists, cinema aficionados and researchers. It is also an opportunity for people from various Asian communities across Canada, who may not yet ever have been able to attend the festival, to discover its content.

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