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Tequila Sunset

Some tequila, a little OJ, and a splash of grenadine. Is that too much to ask for? Jia doesn’t think so. At 70 years old, she deserves a break! But when looking after her dementia-ridden husband gets too heavy, she starts imagining other creative solutions so she can finally relax.

Jinsui Song

JINSUI SONG is a writer-director and editor based in Los Angeles who recently graduated from UCLA”s MFA Directing program. Growing up in Shenzhen, China, she struggled between traditional Cantonese values and modern aspirations. She endeavors to create films about women, particularly Chinese/Chinese-American women, and the many facets of their womanhood.

Presented as Part Of V10 – Int’l Comedy (5) – A Sense of Humour

Bad Asian

Tipsy strangers, Melody and Chris, can''t keep their hands off each other, until Melody''s racist comments pus...
6 min | Kim Marcelino | | Western Canada Premiere | English | n/a
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The Great Clarke

It is quite common to fight between best friends. Except, here they are the leader of two conflict nations. Th...
29 min | Kiyeon JEONG | | North American Premiere | English, Korean | English, Korean
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Elephant in the Dark

Someone broke the camera during a film shoot. Woohyeon, who is visually impaired, sets out with her hearing-im...
21 min | KIM Nam-seok | | North American Premiere | Korean | English
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The 44th Chamber of Shaolin is a screwball martial arts comedy inspired by the Hong Kong martial arts genre, t...
15 min | Jon Truei | | Canadian Premiere | English | N/A
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Zhi Qi Yeo, Jinsui Song
Cici Lau, Jim Lau
FeatureD on
CAAMFest, LA Shorts, DCAPA, Mulan IFF, Houston AAPIFF, Cinefest Sudbury IFF
Award Winner
Best Director & Best Performance at DC APAFF 2023, Audience Award at Mulan IFF 2023

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