Established in 1996, Ciné Asie is a non-profit organization in Québec serving the media arts community, focusing on the Asian-Canadian Diasporas. The role of Ciné Asie is to give a voice to creative works that would otherwise be rarely showcased to local audiences. Ciné Asie’s vision is to bring Asian-Canadian filmmakers into the public majority, and provide an opportunity for members of the Asian-Canadian community to celebrate their cultural heritage.
Based in the artistically rich city of Montréal, Ciné-Asie has been contributing to the cultural environment since its founding year by fostering Asian heritage films and Asian-Canadian independent films.
Since its inception, our organization has collaborated with other Canadian festivals such as Reel Asian Film Festival in Toronto, Fantasia Film Festival and Festival Accès Asie in Montréal. Ciné-Asie has also formed strong partnerships with Cinémathèque québécoise and Pacific Cinémathèque to achieve our goals and artistic vision.
Montreal’s AmérAsia Film Festival showcases the work of independent filmmakers of Asian-Canadian heritage as well as Asian inspired films. The festival encourages the audience to be active in the media arts community and gives audiences a chance to see works that would usually be inaccessible, also allowing viewers to think about their own, and others, cultural heritage in a critical context.