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Minyeong is teaching at an illegal boarding institute when one of her students passes out. Minyeong begins to suspect that the student passed out not because of fatigue but because she has been using drugs, and finds herself conflicted.

PARK Yongjae

Born in 1979, PARK Yongjae majored in Film directing at the Korea National University of Arts. He directed such short films as SUMMER’S TAIL and SAVER. He is currently working on a feature script.

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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In the face of humanity’s extinction, Rina gathers her remaining friends to celebrate becoming a genetic don...
13 min | Lalithra Fernando | | Vancouver Premiere | English | Caption SRT file available
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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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PARK Yongjae
LEE Eun-jo, Lee Hannuri, HWANG Hyunbin, LEE Gyu-Hak
FeatureD on
5th Gimpo International Youth Film Festival: Best Actress award, Encourage award( Republic of Korea , 2022), 40th Busan International Short Film Festival (Republic of Korea , 2022), 4th Tomiris International Film Festival (Republic of Kazakhstan,2023), 6th Ulsan Short Film Festival (Republic of Korea , 2023), 16th Film Festival for Women’s rights (Republic of Korea , 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