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Kelley Lee, a 60-year-old mother, wife, PhD doctor, and university professor, cherishes hockey as her lifelong passion. The Canada 55 plus games in Kamloops mark a national milestone for her. Facing gender and racial barriers as a Chinese-Canadian woman in a male-dominated sport, Kelley reflects on her journey in this documentary celebrating her unwavering pursuit of her dreams as she faces the inevitable limits of age.

Jenny Lee-Gilmore

Jenny Lee-Gilmore is an actor and filmmaker born in England, but based in Vancouver. She completed the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production at the UBC in 2019, taking additional classes in Asian Canadian studies and gender studies. Her debut short film has since played in numerous festivals across North America and selected as one of the Top 9 films for the ”CBC Short Film Face Off.” 

Presented as Part Of Canadian Shorts – A Little Bit of Everything

Xie Xie, Ollie

Feeling split between his Chinese heritage and Canadian upbringing, Ollie attempts to learn Mandarin as a mean...
9 min | James Michael Chiang | | Vancouver Premiere | English, Mandarin | N/A
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A struggling artist and a musician''s dreams collide and become synchronized as they attempt to break through ...
29 min | Sina Nazarian | | World Premiere | English | English
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The Stranger (Canada)

The Stranger'' begins with Jacky, who wakes up unable to recognize her boyfriend, Ray, who she always relied o...
17 min | Tin Pak Lau | | Canadian Premiere | English / Cantonese | Burned in
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FISH BOY is a lyrical meditation on faith, love, and polyamory through the eyes of an Asian American teenager....
11 min | Christopher Yip | | BC Premiere | English, Cantonese | Yes
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Tonight, You Will Shine!

Cecilia Ramos dreams of her son, Benji, becoming a huge star. She is ecstatic to hear he has joined his high s...
11 min | Kristoffer Bradley Cruz | | Western Canada Premiere | English, Tagalog | English
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Mike Johnston
Jenny Lee-Gilmore, Kelly Lee-Gilmore
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Calgary International 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