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WestCoast Feature Narrative | SEAGRASS

Desperate to find a deeper connection in her marriage after the death of her mother, Japanese-Canadian woman Judith brings her family to a self-development retreat on a remote island. When they befriend another interracial couple who seem to have the perfect marriage, Judith realizes how fractured her relationship is.

Meredith Hama-Brown

MEREDITH HAMA-BROWN’S work as a director has taken part in various international film festivals including:
Palm Springs Shortfest, Shnit, Fantastic Fest, and Fantasia International Film Festival. In 2018 she won the Telus Sea to Sky Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Best Narrative Film Award at Las Cruces International Film Festival and the Best Film Award at the Future of Film Show for her film BROKEN BUNNY. Her music video for Alaskan Tapes’ song ‘And, We Disappear’ (2019) was nominated for a UKMVA, won the runner up award for Best Music Video of the Year on Booooooom, a Graphite Pencil from the D&Ad Awards for cinematography and a Canadian Society of Cinematographers award for Best Music Video. It was also featured on the 1.4 Flying High Long List and nominated for an MVPA award for ‘Best Newcomer Video’.

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Tyler Hagen, Sara Blake
Ally Maki, Luke Roberts, Sarah Gadon, Chris Pang
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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