Thursday, 26 April 2012

Music to our ears

To add to our growing list of festival screenings, LOST YEARS has been selected for the 9th Park City Film Music Festival, the first U.S. film festival dedicated to the contribution of composers and their music to film. This year's festival runs from May 25 to June 3 in Park City, Utah.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Multiple nominations for Lost Years

Finalists for the 2012 Alberta Film & Television Awards were announced Wednesday morning in Calgary, celebrating the best in homegrown Alberta film, television and new media. Lost Years received a total of 6 nominations including Best Documentary Over 30 Minutes, Best Production Reflecting Cultural Diversity, as well as craft nominations for Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing and Overall Sound. The "Rosies" will be presented at a gala dinner and awards evening on May 12 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Just confirmed

LOST YEARS has been selected by the 16th Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) Aug 7-12, 2012. RIIFF is the qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards & Top 10 International Film Festival in the U.S.

The nominations keep rolling in

LOST YEARS has been selected for the 38th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), May 17 to June 10, 2012. SIFF is ranked top 2 with Sundance Film Festival by Brooks Institute -

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Yet another honour

LOST YEARS has just been nominated for the 2012 Yorkton Film Festival Award (Multicultural). The Yorkton is North America's oldest film festival:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Episode 2 "Jook Sing" airs this Saturday

CBC TV "Absolutely Canadian," showcasing the best Canadian documentaries
9 AM - PACIFIC (Vancouver/Victoria) 
10 AM - MOUNTAIN (Edmonton/Calgary)
11 AM - CENTRAL (Moose Jaw/Regina/Saskatoon)
12 PM - EASTERN (Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa)
1 PM - ATLANTIC (Halifax)
1:30 PM - NEWFOUNDLAND (St. John's)

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Screening tonight in nation's capital

Lost Years screens in Ottawa at 7:30 tonight at the Library & Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street. Presented by the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC) and the Ottawa Chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council. Free admission; donations in support of OCCSC welcome.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Great news!

The award nominations continue to roll in for Lost Years and its talented production team... RENE JEAN COLLINS, Director of Photography, has been nominated for "Best Documentary Cinematography" for his work on Lost Years by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. As one of the top 3 nominations, Rene will attend the 55th Gala Award Ceremony in Toronto Saturday, March 31st, 2012, at the Frontenac Ballroom of The Westin Harbour.

Well done and well-deserved, Rene! But not surprised. Congratulations!

Friday, 17 February 2012

A People's Struggle for Justice

LOST YEARS is an epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia, covering four generations of racism as revealed through the journey and family story of Kenda Gee. Kenda, a Chinese Canadian, travels with his father to China to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather, exactly a century ago, and grandfather, who sailed to Canada in the summer of 1921. For thousands of Chinese immigrants that year, it was a journey of hope that turned into a nightmare when they were confronted with racism and the head tax, depriving them of their rights as citizens. Visit