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In the face of humanity’s extinction, Rina gathers her remaining friends to celebrate becoming a genetic donor for a child to be born in the future. When her husband objects to bringing a child into an uncertain world, Rina’s resolve wavers… ’till her terminally ill friend chooses hope over fear.

Lalithra Fernando

Lalithra Fernando is a Sri Lankan American writer and director focused on genre stories. Lalithra has produced an award-winning improvised narrative feature with director Tanuj Chopra and has supported studio shows with the Bad Robot production department. He now lives in Boston and enjoys cooking for his one-year-old son.

Presented as Part Of V8 – Int’l Narrative Shorts (5) – Mixed Bag


A hungry homeless man living in a abandoned model house finds a refrigerator with bizarre power. Realizing the...
14 min | LEE Euntaek | | North American Premiere | No Dialogue | No Dialogue
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Minyeong is teaching at an illegal boarding institute when one of her students passes out. Minyeong begins to ...
29 min | PARK Yongjae | | North American Premiere | Korean | English
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A Roadside Banquet

One day in mid-2010s China after the abolishment of the One Child Policy, 11-year-old Mai attends her baby bro...
16 min | Peiqi Peng | | Western Canada Premiere | Chinese | English
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Other Life

Kyu-ho, an ordinary office worker, receives an interview request from a famous writer and agrees to talk to he...
24 min | ROH Do-hyeon | | North American Premiere | Korean | English
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Lalithra Fernando, Raafi Rivero
Ami Sheth, Vandit Bhatt
FeatureD on
International South Asian Film Festival of Canada (to play around Sept 28 in Surrey, BC)

Festival passes

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