Today, November 12, 2008, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival will kick-off in the Hollywood of the North. Toronto has increasingly become a center of global cinema, and today’s event, just one of many, only proves that. This five-day film fest features works by East and Southeast Asian artist in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. Founded in 1997, the Reel Asian has been named Toronto’s Best Small Festival by NOW Magazine: “(Reel Asian) strikes the best balance between cutting edge and community. Strong programming and deep roots attract a super-hyphenated tribe.” If you happen to be in T.O., go check it out.