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Astonishing Little Feet

Afong Moy, the first documented Chinese woman to come to the United States, realizes the men who separated her from her family only have interest in profiting off the peculiarities of her bound feet.

Maegan Houang

Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Michigan and Los Angeles. She most recently served as a co-producer on The Sympathizer, wrote episodes for Counterpart and Shōgun, and co-wrote Justin Chon’s feature Jamojaya which premiered at Sundance 2023. She is currently writing Nekrokosm, Panos Cosmatos’ (Mandy) next feature. 

Presented as Part Of US Narrative Shorts

Don’t Be Sorry

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10 min | David Au | | Canadian Premiere | English | NA
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Passenger Seat

After a family friend's suicide, Neela and her NYC taxi-driver father, Adeel, are shaken. When Adeel picks Nee...
18 min | Neha Gautam | | Canadian Premiere | English | yes
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Sunflower Girl

Rosie, a 13-year-old Chinese-American girl, embarks on a skateboarding escapade through the streets of New Yor...
14 min | Holly M. Kaplan | | English, Cantonese | English
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Instant Noodle

Marianna, an Indonesian woman, goes on a grocery run to buy an instant noodle, a dish her recently deceased In...
14 min | Michelle Sastraatmadja | | Vancouver Premiere | English | English
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Pin-Chun Liu
Celia Au, Perry Yung
FeatureD on
Palm Springs, Bentonville, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Greenpoint
Award Winner
Hollyshorts: Best Film Shot on 35mm, Greenpoint Short to Feature

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