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Asking for Anne

Jo is a lonely soul not by choice, but by chance. She is struggling to accept her life and the problems that it brings. Through her inner monologue, Jo tries to cope and eventually overcome the longing feeling of living a different life.

Ayana Madi

Ayana is an aspiring filmmaker, born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is now based in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Through her work, Ayana is always trying to touch people’s hearts and souls, breaking stereotypes on her way.

Presented as Part Of V5 – WestCoast Short Tales (5)

Staff Meeting

In this dark comedy, a university faculty dinner goes awry when the chairman of the art department winds up de...
9 min | Brooke Fusick | | BC Premiere | English | No
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Dragon Fruit

In a terrifying, dystopian future, fraught with violence and deception at every turn, a single mother desperat...
27 min | J.Brown | | Vancouver premiere. | English | No
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A Punjabi husband and wife try to celebrate their daughter''s birth while dealing with his alcoholism, toxic m...
16 min | Virinderpaul Singh | | BC Premiere | Punjabi/English | Yes
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Meeting Amy

Ray and Amy, both children from two separate failed marriages, share the same enigmatic father who’s been ab...
15 min | Richard Chen | | English | Yes, as an SRT file
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Amanda Blake, Clementine Lesley
Emily Ma, Ina Wang
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Lift-Off Global Network Los Angeles 2023

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