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Instant Noodle

Marianna, an Indonesian woman, goes on a grocery run to buy an instant noodle, a dish her recently deceased Indonesian Mom would often prepare. She unexpectedly encounters a series of events that would force her to embrace her Asian heritage and to properly grieve her mother’s death.

Presented as Part Of US Narrative Shorts

Don’t Be Sorry

After her husband is assaulted in an Anti-Asian hate crime, a timid but resilient Asian-American senior become...
10 min | David Au | | Canadian Premiere | English | NA
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Passenger Seat

After a family friend's suicide, Neela and her NYC taxi-driver father, Adeel, are shaken. When Adeel picks Nee...
18 min | Neha Gautam | | Canadian Premiere | English | yes
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Sunflower Girl

Rosie, a 13-year-old Chinese-American girl, embarks on a skateboarding escapade through the streets of New Yor...
14 min | Holly M. Kaplan | | English, Cantonese | English
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Astonishing Little Feet

Afong Moy, the first documented Chinese woman to come to the United States, realizes the men who separated her...
9 min | Maegan Houang | | Canadian Premiere | English, Cantonese | English
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Nidhi Kulikarni and Jiayun Li
Jenny Januweski and Bree Mignano
FeatureD on
Disorient, USA, CAAMfest, LA short, Burbank Film Festival, Topaz Film Festival, World Film Festival, DC Asian Film Festival, Chain NYC, Bronzeless, Big apple film festival, Manhattan Film Festival
Award Winner
USA film festival best student short, CAAM FEst, best emerging artist

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