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100 Days

Following a tradition in Asian culture, family and friends celebrate a newborn baby turning 100 days old over a banquet-style dinner, welcoming the baby into the world. An unexpected guest arrives and a bowl of red bean dessert soup causes tensions to boil over in this modern day family dramedy.

Derek Kwan

Derek Kwan is a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. Naturally gravitating towards stories surrounding food and culture, he strives to bring narratives to screen through flavors audiences have yet to experience. Derek was a 2021 Reelworld E20, Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices 2022, and part of the Bell Media / BIPOC TV & Film Unscripted Producers Lab 2023.

Presented as Part Of WestCoast Shorts – Family

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3 min | Jon Chiang | | World Premiere Festival | English, Cantonese | English
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Water Roots

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15 min | Meng Li | | World Premiere | English, Mandarin Chinese | Yes
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Miss China

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9 min | Yasmine Ross | | Vancouver Premiere | English/Mandarin | Yes
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7 min | Hiromu Yamawaki | | Canadian Premiere | English/Japanese | English
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This year, VAFF 2023 FESTIVAL, screening programs in person and virtual will be organized into various series in order to better highlight the diverse content in our festival. These Series include Spotlight Series, Documentary Features Series, Narrative Features Series, Westcoast Shorts Series, Canadian Shorts Series, International Short Series, Animation Series, VAFF Industry Insight Series and Special Events.

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Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

88 W Pender St 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

88 W Pender St 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9