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A Punjabi husband and wife try to celebrate their daughter”s birth while dealing with his alcoholism, toxic masculinity, and the culture”s negative attitude towards women.

Virinderpaul Singh

Singh”s narrative films/documentaries have been screened in multiple film festivals and on national network stations. Having produced broadcast news for Rogers Television and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he has focused on hard-hitting social issues within the South Asian diaspora.

Presented as Part Of V5 – WestCoast Short Tales (5)

Asking for Anne

Jo is a lonely soul not by choice, but by chance. She is struggling to accept her life and the problems that i...
9 min | Ayana Madi | | Canadian Premiere | English | N/A
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Staff Meeting

In this dark comedy, a university faculty dinner goes awry when the chairman of the art department winds up de...
9 min | Brooke Fusick | | BC Premiere | English | No
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Dragon Fruit

In a terrifying, dystopian future, fraught with violence and deception at every turn, a single mother desperat...
27 min | J.Brown | | Vancouver premiere. | English | No
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Meeting Amy

Ray and Amy, both children from two separate failed marriages, share the same enigmatic father who’s been ab...
15 min | Richard Chen | | English | Yes, as an SRT file
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David Muthurajah, Gurneet Kaur
Jaskaran Singh/Aman Buttar/Davinder Mahun
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IFFSA, Chicago South Asian, Shimla, Sikh lens

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