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Happy Ending

Like thousands of Asian women seeking a better life for their family, Chenda leaves Cambodia to work in a massage parlor in America. Isolated and without resources, she learns the hard way that her paycheck implies more than a simple massage.

Elodie Yung

After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Élodie Yung became an actor and can be seen starring as ”Thony” in the hit Fox series THE CLEANING LADY, as well as Netflix’s DAREDEVIL, and Lionsgate”s THE HITMAN”S BODYGUARD. HAPPY ENDING is her directorial debut. 

Presented as Part Of V11 – Int’l Narrative (5) – Mental Health

Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between

7-year-old Juice has one mission this year: to help Grandma Lovely retain as many memories as possible in orde...
20 min | Parida Tantiwasadakran | | Thai | Yes, English subs
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The 25th Filial Exemplar

Forced by his mother to dress and perform as his deceased sister, a young Chinese man grapples with how to exp...
15 min | Leon Cheo | | Canadian Premiere | Mandarin, English | English
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Miwa, a second grader, tries to be a ''decent child'' by obeying various rules as her mother, Mizuho, tells h...
24 min | Shoji yasui | | World Premiere | Japan | English
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An octogenarian with mild dementia meets an old-fashioned robot vacuum cleaner....
24 min | LIM Da-seul | | North American Premiere | Korean | English
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Jonathan Howard, Marie Jamora, Matthew Keene Smith, Jason McLagan
Jasmine Sim, Jonathan Howard
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Krakow International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, Boston Asian 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