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Gracie, a lonely daycare worker meets the younger version of herself and the two share a common thread.

Stephanie Sy

Stephanie Sy is a Filipino-Chinese Filmmaker born and raised on Treaty No.1, Winnipeg. She Co-Directed the APTN series, DJ Burnt Bannock, was an Associate Producer on, Finality of Dusk, and was a 2021 recipient of the The Harold Greenberg Fund where she wrote, directed & produced her first short film, Knots.

Presented as Part Of V2 – Canadian Shorts Narrative – Virtual (5) -> A Mixed Reel


A South Asian woman in her 60s prepares to celebrate her wedding anniversary, where she confronts her long-hel...
7 min | Samyuktha Movva | | Telugu, English | English
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The Teacup

A teacup triggers an immigrant’s memory of the love-hate relationship with her abusive father. How she deals...
22 min | ZhiMin Hiu | | World Premiere | English and Mandarin | English
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An overseas Filipino worker struggles to provide for her son by catering to the whims of an abusive immigrant ...
22 min | Arthur Rodger ''Harley'' Maranan | | World Premiere | English | Yes, English subtitles are present for scenes with Tagalog (Filipino) dialogue
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Up All Night

When Jay fails to audition in a K-pop group, his uncertain future is only prolonged in the comfortable city of...
15 min | Andrew The-Anh Luk | | BC Premiere | English, Korean, French | English
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Stephanie Sy, Kevin Tabachnick, Matt Schween, Madison Thomas
Kim ”Kimmortal” Villagante, Isla Reyes
FeatureD on
Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival, OUTFEST Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival, Fascinasian Film Festival, Pendance Film Festival, NewFilmmakers New York Film Festival
Award Winner
Outstanding Performer in a Canadian Short Film – Toronto Reel 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