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Her Name is Like a Sigh

Former‌ ‌Vietnamese‌ ‌refugees,‌ ‌Ha‌ ‌and‌ ‌her‌ ‌husband‌ ‌Binh‌ ‌run‌ ‌a‌ ‌successful‌ ‌nail‌ ‌salon‌ ‌business‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada,‌ ‌but‌ ‌as‌ ‌Ha‌ ‌grows‌ ‌older‌, ‌she‌ must come‌ ‌to‌ ‌terms‌ ‌with how years of salon work are now taking a toll on her.‌

Solara Thanh-Binh Dang

Solara is a writer and director residing in Vancouver, Canada. Her work is most inspired by themes of nostalgia, violence, femininity, and failed romance. She is developing her debut feature film, which will be a Vietnamese-Canadian production and has her manager Mei Mei to thank for keeping her on top of deadlines.

Presented as Part Of FilmFund + 4Short Canadian Narrative – The Role of a Woman is Never Easy

Mother’s Tongue

Gurleen is learning how to cook from her mother. When the lesson shifts towards being a good cook to service h...
13 min | Vanesa Millado | | English, Punjabi, Cantonese | English
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When her mother forgets about her upcoming choir competition, 7-year-old Moa resorts to desperate measures to ...
15 min | Soomin Choi | | Canadian Premiere | Korean, English | English subtitles
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You Ask Too Much

In ''You Ask Too Much,'' a near-deaf 94-year-old Sikh woman seeking comfort in her final days is unexpectedly ...
10 min | Ajay Rakhraj | | Canadian Premiere | English | n/a
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Good Boy

Ben is suspended from school for punching another kid. The first thing his mom asks is: “Are you going to cr...
22 min | Yvette Sin & Nikita Zhang | | Cantonese, English
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Solara Thanh-Binh Dang, Shay Scholes, Jaymee Mak, Alex Tse
Hang Pham, Tuan Luu, Helena Marie
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Vancouver Short Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Viet Film Fest

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