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Green Heart

In a future not too far from our own, Avery, a young neglected teenager with a mysterious condition, spends her days in the confines of her remote family home. Along with Betty, an artificially intelligent caretaker, and her only companion, she longs for a normal teenage life, fascinated with the natural world outside her window, yet unable to leave.

Vann Ferderber

Vann Ferderber is a Canadian-Filipino independent filmmaker from Toronto and an aspiring film director. He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Film Production and minor in Film Studies and Photography. Through his work, Vann hopes to inspire, create less isolation and more connection. Showing and audience the light and darkness within our world, while also leaving them with a hope and resilience to face it.

*Part of Multiple Programs

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


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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''Copykat'' follows Mika, a graphic designer who accuses her colleague Kat, a creative director, of plagiarizi...
5 min | Gino delos Reyes | | Western Canada Premiere | English | None
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Presented as Part Of Web Series and Shorts in a Surprise Pack


In the near future, people wake up in either odd-numbered years or even-numbered years and hibernate in ''The ...
15 min | Ya-Ting ''Itchy'' Yang | | Canadian Premiere | English | English/ Traditional Chinese
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Rock the Cradle

When a new South Asian mother, gives birth, she realizes she may be stuck in a place of darkness, without know...
11 min | Asis Sethi | | Western Canada Premiere | English, Punjabi, Hindi | English
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''Yun'' is a poignant short drama delving into concealed emotions, portraying a girl''s inner struggles as tan...
4 min | Yuezhang Qin | | Chinese ( Mandarin ) | English
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A young woman, Dionne, lets her friend crash on her couch after a night of drinking. She later wakes to him lo...
9 min | Tanya Jade | | English | Nil
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Two strangers at a church drive-through confession forge an unlikely connection over a game of Truth or Dare, ...
13 min | Chara Ho | | Canadian Premiere | English | N/A
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Tokens – Season 2

AAA Studios had a change of heart and Sammie gets an opportunity to make The Phoenix an authentic story with s...
10 min | Winnifred Jong | | Western Canada Premiere | English | none
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Jean Ferderber and Stephen Ferderber
Eva Altenkirch, Demmy Romano
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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