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Miwa, a second grader, tries to be a ”decent child” by obeying various rules as her mother, Mizuho, tells her to. On the other hand, her piano teacher, Yuko, encourages her to express herself freely. Miwa”s heart wavers between the two.

Shoji yasui

Shoji yasui is attempting film production while producing TV commercials and promotional videos for companies.

Presented as Part Of V11 – Int’l Narrative (5) – Mental Health

Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between

7-year-old Juice has one mission this year: to help Grandma Lovely retain as many memories as possible in orde...
20 min | Parida Tantiwasadakran | | Thai | Yes, English subs
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The 25th Filial Exemplar

Forced by his mother to dress and perform as his deceased sister, a young Chinese man grapples with how to exp...
15 min | Leon Cheo | | Canadian Premiere | Mandarin, English | English
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Happy Ending

Like thousands of Asian women seeking a better life for their family, Chenda leaves Cambodia to work in a mass...
17 min | Elodie Yung | | Canadian Premiere | English, Khmer | English
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An octogenarian with mild dementia meets an old-fashioned robot vacuum cleaner....
24 min | LIM Da-seul | | North American Premiere | Korean | 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