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”Copykat” follows Mika, a graphic designer who accuses her colleague Kat, a creative director, of plagiarizing her work to win an award. The accusation leads to office tensions and a broader moral battle, raising questions about originality and credibility in the digital advertising agency.

Gino delos Reyes

Gino delos Reyes, a TV commercial and film editor from the Philippines, brings a unique cultural perspective to his work spanning 15 years in Southeast Asia. Eager to share his editor-turned-director viewpoint, Gino explores thought-provoking themes of identity, culture, and social justice, always injecting humor even in weighty subjects. 

Presented as Part Of V4 – Canadian Shorts Narrative – Virtual- Horror/Sci-Fi/Suspense/Comedy

Green Heart

In a future not too far from our own, Avery, a young neglected teenager with a mysterious condition, spends he...
17 min | Vann Ferderber | | World Premiere | English | None
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After signing with an ''agency'', a young singer moves into her new company apartment. During her first live-s...
20 min | Jack Li | | North American Premiere | Mandarin | English
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Adorned with magazines, posters, and cosmetic products, Maggie''s room is a manifestation of the influence of ...
5 min | Paul Persic | | World Premiere | English | N/A
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A lone girl suddenly realizes she’s been trapped - surrounded in all directions, she fights and runs. There...
15 min | Jennifer Li | | BC Premiere | English | Available
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Gino delos Reyes
Katya Arifin, Paige Wilson, Rene Boyer
FeatureD on
Vox Popular Media Festival(Thunder Bay, Ontario), Cortos Con Ñ(Madrid, Spain)
Award Winner
Best First-Time Filmmaker – AltFF, Quarter-Finalist – Change The Script Film Festival (still ongoing), Rome Prisma Film Awards – Monthly Picks, Cortos Con Ñ – Official Selection

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