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Dragon Fruit

In a terrifying, dystopian future, fraught with violence and deception at every turn, a single mother desperately tries to grow a tiny dragon fruit sprout in the hope she can one day sell it for enough money to take a small vacation.


J.Brown is a director, producer, and animator based out of Vancouver, BC. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in television, feature film and video games. Identifying marks include a rattlesnake tattoo on his arm and a beard on his face. So far, he is bald.

Presented as Part Of V5 – WestCoast Short Tales (5)

Asking for Anne

Jo is a lonely soul not by choice, but by chance. She is struggling to accept her life and the problems that i...
9 min | Ayana Madi | | Canadian Premiere | English | N/A
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Staff Meeting

In this dark comedy, a university faculty dinner goes awry when the chairman of the art department winds up de...
9 min | Brooke Fusick | | BC Premiere | English | No
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A Punjabi husband and wife try to celebrate their daughter''s birth while dealing with his alcoholism, toxic m...
16 min | Virinderpaul Singh | | BC Premiere | Punjabi/English | Yes
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Meeting Amy

Ray and Amy, both children from two separate failed marriages, share the same enigmatic father who’s been ab...
15 min | Richard Chen | | English | Yes, as an SRT file
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Yvonne Chapman, Jen Araki, Jess Rivers, Henry Hayhurst-France, and J.Brown
Yvonne Chapman
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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