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Don’t Be Sorry

After her husband is assaulted in an Anti-Asian hate crime, a timid but resilient Asian-American senior becomes empowered to fight back when she discovers viral face-slapping competition videos.

David Au

Recognizing the significance of diversity in the film industry, David is devoted to develop/produce authentic LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC stories. His directorial debut “Eat With Me,” premiered at L.A. Film Festival and will stream on Peacock this coming May. His other directing credits include short films and viral commercials.

Presented as Part Of US Narrative Shorts

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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Astonishing Little Feet

Afong Moy, the first documented Chinese woman to come to the United States, realizes the men who separated her...
9 min | Maegan Houang | | Canadian Premiere | 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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Joyce Liu-Countryman, Mark Neal, David Au
Angie Rhee, Nick Molari, Peter Liu
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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, CAAM Film Festival, Dances With Films LA, DisOrient Film Festival, DC Asian American Film Festival

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