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Every Day After

Jary, growing up in the Philippines, faces neglect and rejection due to his appearance. His sister Jessa protects and raises him with her own children, seeking medical care and support for his recovery. ”Every Day After” offers a nuanced view of healing, spotlighting Jessa”s love and efforts in enabling Jary”s journey to a normal life.

Elisa Gambino

Emmy®-award winning producer and director Elisa Gambino brings her journalist”s eye to capturing stories that matter. She executive-produced the Oscar®-nominated “A Love Song for Latasha” (2021), “Quilt Fever” (2019), and “Outspoken” (2019). Her feature-length documentary debut came with Welcome to Pine Lake (2020) and she directed and produced the CBS News docuseries for Paramount+, Wasteland (2022).

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Elisa Gambino, Neal Broffman, Elaine Jose Bobadilla, Dave A. Liu (Executive Producer)
Jessa Banaag Jary Pagatpat Banaag
FeatureD on
HollyShorts, AFMX (Sep 2023), Hawai’i (Oct 2023)
Award Winner
Best Documentary, HollyShorts Film Festival (Oscar Qualification)

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