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She Sings for the World

Amidst Vancouver’s multicultural backdrop, a Chinese-Canadian student explores his Opera Singer mother’s enigmatic silence. She was the first to translate Pingju Opera to English in China. In his quest for truth, he uncovers a tale of resilience, passion, and intrigue, weaving a cinematic symphony of cultural heritage, love, and untold redemption.

Beau Han Bridge

Beau Han Bridge is a Chinese-Canadian Interdisciplinary Artist, actor, and film director. He holds an MFA in Film Production from York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Psychology from Simon Fraser University. He is drawn to exploring how social psychology and cultural identity can be reconstructed through intersectional film styles, melodrama, and hybrid fiction. 

Presented as Part Of WestCoast Doc Shorts

House Special: Food is Love

In Chinese culture, we say ''I love you'' through food. In answering the age-old question: how did food come t...
22 min | Ryan Mah | | World Premiere | English | Yes
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Unwavering is a story about familial love conquering all odds. It is a throwback to the life lessons a mother ...
18 min | Jason Chau | | World Premiere | English – Cantonese | English – Chinese
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Finding Fred Lee

He was the first Chinese-Canadian soldier to volunteer for his country that denied him the vote. He was select...
27 min | Jack M Gin | | Vancouver Premiere | English | English
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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