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After a fallling out with his father, Will leaves to Japan to work at Tatara, the traditional Japanese furnace. 10 years later, David visits his son. As he starts to understand Will’s ideas on life, their relationship shifts toward something good.

Qunio Nozawa

Qunio Nozawa is an award-winning director based in Tokyo, Japan. Although his main work is commercial based, he continues making narratives, including documentaries and short films. Over the years, his short films won a numbers of awards, such as Best Short Film at Indie Short Fest.

Presented as Part Of V12 – Japanese Narrative Shorts (3)

Blue and White

Ryusuke, a craftsman who lost his wife, continued to make salt even on the day of her memorial service. His gr...
28 min | Hiroyuki Nishiyama | | Western Canada Premiere | Japanese | English
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Hana is a young man with a preference to dress as a cat. One day, he is taken by the woman he loves to a fusio...
22 min | Keisuke Sakuma | | Canadian Premiere | Japanese | English
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Hiroshi Ashida, Tsuyoshi Kizu, Chie Nantani
David Casale, Bob Werley, Patricia, Susumu Terajima, Tsubaki Hyuga
FeatureD on
Shimane Film Festival, Yokohama International Film Festival, Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
Award Winner
Special Jury Mention at Indie Short Fest

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