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Asian Summit Returning to Toronto Film Festival

Event will build bridges via panels, working sessions and a banquet

The Toronto Film Festival has opted for a return of the Asian Film Summit, which launched at last year’s fest.

The event will take place Sept. 10 and again be held at the Shangri-La Hotel. Fest touted the event as part of its ongoing commitment to building bridges between Asian cinema and the West.

“Last year we were honored to have among our Asian Film Summit guests filmmakers Chen Kaige, Mira Nair and Eli Roth, film executives Harvey Weinstein, Bill Kong, Chris Dodd, Nina Lath Gupta and Stuart Ford, and global superstar Jackie Chan [pictured above],” said Toronto’s Cameron Bailey.

Weinstein emceed the closing banquet last year.

The summit will include panel discussions, in-depth working sessions and a banquet.

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