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The 44th Chamber of Shaolin is a screwball martial arts comedy inspired by the Hong Kong martial arts genre, the films of Stephen Chow, shounen anime, and MTV’s Jackass.

Jon Truei

Jon Truei is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker from a quiet suburb in New Jersey, where he grew up shooting movies about monsters, aliens, and kung fu with his friends. Jon’s work has been featured by Nerd Reactor, Geektyrant, Screen Anarchy, IGN, iO9, and Black Belt Magazine.

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

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 ...
22 min | Jinsui Song | | Western Canada Premiere | Cantonese, Mandarin, English | English
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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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Mary Pomilla
Marshieh Johnson, Santino ”Mario” Marin, Samuel Dunning
FeatureD on
Midwest Weirdfest, Asian American International Film Festival, Popcorn Frights, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, GENREBLAST
Award Winner
Midwest Weirdfest – Best Director (Short Film)

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