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FISH BOY is a lyrical meditation on faith, love, and polyamory through the eyes of an Asian American teenager. When Patrick (played by Ian Chen, Fresh Off the Boat) questions his love for God, his self-discovery manifests in his skin.

Presented as Part Of Canadian Shorts – A Little Bit of Everything

Xie Xie, Ollie

Feeling split between his Chinese heritage and Canadian upbringing, Ollie attempts to learn Mandarin as a mean...
9 min | James Michael Chiang | | Vancouver Premiere | English, Mandarin | N/A
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A struggling artist and a musician''s dreams collide and become synchronized as they attempt to break through ...
29 min | Sina Nazarian | | World Premiere | English | English
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The Stranger (Canada)

The Stranger'' begins with Jacky, who wakes up unable to recognize her boyfriend, Ray, who she always relied o...
17 min | Tin Pak Lau | | Canadian Premiere | English / Cantonese | Burned in
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Tonight, You Will Shine!

Cecilia Ramos dreams of her son, Benji, becoming a huge star. She is ecstatic to hear he has joined his high s...
11 min | Kristoffer Bradley Cruz | | Western Canada Premiere | English, Tagalog | English
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Kelley Lee, a 60-year-old mother, wife, PhD doctor, and university professor, cherishes hockey as her lifelong...
40 min | Jenny Lee-Gilmore | | BC Premiere | English | Yes
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Malachi Ellis, Kent Donguines
Ian Chen (Patrick), Emily Lê (Kelli), Teddy Angelo Ngkaion (Brian)
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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