Thursday, 20 November 2008

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2008 Awards

The huge crowd waits for the Closing Night Awards Ceremony and Closing film Adrift in Tokyo

This years award winners have been announced and it has been another stellar year at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Festival goers turned out in record numbers bringing numerous sold out screenings and events. Energy and excitement was brimming at the Bloor during the closing night awards ceremony. Let's take a look at the winners and check out selections the ceremony here.

So You Think You Can Pitch? Winners
Charles Street Video and Reel Asian Pitch Professional Artist Award - June Chua and Christine Alexiou for Travels with My Brother

Charles Street Video and Reel Asian Pitch Emerging Artist Award - Ian Tuason for Continuity Problems

Award Winners:
NFB Best Canadian Film or Video Award – Paul Wong's Perfect Day
Honourable Mentions: Anh Minh Truong’s The Playgrounded and Midi Onodera’s A Movie-A-Day

Centennial College @ Wallace Studios Most Innovative Film Production Award – Randall Lloyd Okita's Machine with Wishbone

Kim Orr Barristers P.C. Best Narrative Feature Film or Video Award – Liew Seng Tat's Flower in the Pocket

Trinity Square Video Visionary Video Award - Aram Siu Wai Collier's The Others

Animasian Award – Asa Mori's Up the Rabbit Hole

NOW Audience Award - Kenneth Bi's The Drummer

Happy award winners and presenters at the Closing Night Ceremonies (left to right):
Paul Wong (director of Perfect Day), Randall Okita (director of Machine with Wishbone), Aram Siu Wai Collier (director of The Others), Chi-hui Yang, Doug Pringle, Ann Marie Fleming, Roy Mitchell, Lesley Loksi Chan, Lea Marin, Kass Banning, Megan McPhee.

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2008 ran from November 12-16, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank you for your bitchin' coverage of these events. I literally didn't have a clue they even went on until I found your blog. You've brought a lot of good stuff to my attention. I'm going to see Ashes of Time Redux tomorrow!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Thanks Blake! I love spreading the word on festival and events. I hope you enjoy Ashes of Time Redux - I'll look forward to hear your thoughts on it!

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