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When her mother forgets about her upcoming choir competition, 7-year-old Moa resorts to desperate measures to gain her attention and secure her attendance.

Soomin Choi

Soomin Choi (She/Her) is a Korean writer and director born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She completed her BFA in the film studies program at Toronto Metropolitan University. She explores profound human nature and inner conflict by making films.

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Mother’s Tongue

Gurleen is learning how to cook from her mother. When the lesson shifts towards being a good cook to service h...
13 min | Vanesa Millado | | English, Punjabi, Cantonese | English
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You Ask Too Much

In ''You Ask Too Much,'' a near-deaf 94-year-old Sikh woman seeking comfort in her final days is unexpectedly ...
10 min | Ajay Rakhraj | | Canadian Premiere | English | n/a
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Her Name is Like a Sigh

Former‌ ‌Vietnamese‌ ‌refugees,‌ ‌Ha‌ ‌and‌ ‌her‌ ‌husband‌ ‌Binh‌ ‌run‌ ‌...
17 min | Solara Thanh-Binh Dang | | English, Vietnamese | English
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Good Boy

Ben is suspended from school for punching another kid. The first thing his mom asks is: “Are you going to cr...
22 min | Yvette Sin & Nikita Zhang | | Cantonese, English
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Renée Foy
Olivia Avis Yang, Sekyoung Lee, Siena Heesoo Jang
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Award Winner
1. Best Student Film- Korea International Short Film Festival. Seoul, Korea 2. Finalist- Busan New Wave Short Film Festival. Seoul, Korea 3. Best Director, Best Actor, Best Young Actor, Best Cinematographer, Achievement in Production- Image Arts Film Festival 2023 Toronto, Canada

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