Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China Opens ReelWorld Gala Screenings, March 4!
Award-winning Traces of Sandalwood wraps Toronto screenings, March 7
ACTRA Toronto's YEAA Shorts return to ReelWorld. Check out the debut work of aspiring artists, March 5
Toronto-based filmmaker, Jeanette Kong's critically acclaimed documentary Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China, opens ReelWorld's screening series on March 4, presented by TD Bank Group. It has an encore presentation in Markham on March 8 too!
Take the journey from Harlem, to Jamaica, to Martha's Vineyard, to Toronto and finally to China to see how Jamaican-born Black-Chinese siblings track down and finally meet the Chinese side of their family. More here.
Variety says it's "Delighting in cross-cultural contrasts." Montreal audiences gave it their highest honour. Traces of Sandalwood anchors ReelWorld's Toronto screenings, and brings a rich story of one woman's search from Mumbai to Barcelona to find the younger sister who was ripped from her as a child. The twist (because ReelWorld programmers love twists): The sister is shocked to discover her adoption and her heritage. The film traces their journey.Presented March 7 by Global News Toronto.
Becoming one of ReelWorld audiences favourite showcases, the ACTRA Toronto YEAA Shorts Series returns on March 5, with seven shorts.
What makes them unique? ACTRA Toronto's Young Emerging Actors Assembly puts the director lens into an actor's hands. What unfolds is a fresh concept, acted out by some of Canada's brightest actors who play characters under the age of 30.
Buy your tickets early, because this series always sells out!. More here
Volunteer with ReelWorld
in Toronto and Markham
Each year, ReelWorld welcome almost 100 volunteers to help with guest services and events, and even theatre management.
It's a great way to be part of the community AND to gain some street cred in the Arts industry.
Interested? Click here for information about the volunteer roles and to apply.
Music is Amplified by Artistry
This year's music video showcase looks at craft, design and excellence when visual cues synch seamlessly with the music composition.
This series is for music directors who are serious about art and impact. Of course, the rest of us find it a fun night out too!.
Presented March 6, by TD Bank Group. More here
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It's sister charity, the ReelWorld Foundation creates professional development initiatives and actually breaks down barriers for racially diverse artists to work in the industry and tell their stories.
. Get Involved with Canada’s premiere film festival focussed on racial diversity
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