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Bound to No One

A poet incapable of translating her dream vision into her artwork resorts to plagiarizing an epitaph to craft a poem that pays homage to sorrowful memories. Nevertheless, a ghost serves as her guide, leading her to reconnect with her inner conscience, encouraging her to be true to herself and her artistry.

Hugh Liu

Hugh is an aspiring storyteller and filmmaker. Originally from China, he embarked on an exciting journey when he moved to Canada at 14-years-old. Since 2018, Hugh has been on a filmmaking odyssey, immersing himself in various genres such as documentary, brand promotion, advocacy, fictional drama, and experimental film.

Presented as Part Of WestCoast Shorts – Life’s Struggles


From 1889 to today, this documentary traces the journey and evolution of the Wing Sang Building and its inhabi...
14 min | Larry Chin, Sarah Ling | | World Premiere | English | Chinese
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The Gold Teeth

Sahra, an Afghan refugee in Canada asks an Iranian ex-dentist, Hamd, to extract her father''s gold teeth befor...
15 min | Alireza Kazemipour | | Vancouver Premiere | English | English
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Three lives/Three paths: A rise in drug overdoses leads to an overcrowded hospital where a rookie cop sits gua...
12 min | Ranjit Samra | | BC Premiere. | English | No
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You Are the Blue

A seemingly normal girl, Kay loves art, listening to music and spending time with her best friend, Aiden. Her ...
14 min | Beatrice King | | Western Canada Premiere | English | Can include subtitles, if requested
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Hugh Liu, Warren Tang, Thomson Lin
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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