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Meeting Amy
Ray and Amy, both children from two separate failed marriages, share the same enigmatic father who’s been absent in both their lives. When Ray reveals a shocking development in dad’s life, Amy finally weighs in on her experiences with their father. They begin to realize that they”re not that different.

Richard Chen

Richard Chen is a filmmaker and photographer with a Chinese-Canadian background. He’s currently focusing on independent film directing and street photography. Richard’s work explores the complexities of cross-generational trauma and intercultural issues and initiates important conversations that foster a greater sense of empathy and understanding across generations and cultures.

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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A Punjabi husband and wife try to celebrate their daughter''s birth while dealing with his alcoholism, toxic m...
16 min | Virinderpaul Singh | | BC Premiere | Punjabi/English | Yes
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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