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The Stranger (Canada)

The Stranger” begins with Jacky, who wakes up unable to recognize her boyfriend, Ray, who she always relied on for a sense of safety. She tries to overcome his new appearance but when more changes are introduced, will she still be able to love and accept him for who he is?

Tin Pak Lau

Lau Tin Pak is an award winning, Cantonese-Canadian film director, screen writer and producer. Born in British Hong Kong, Tin Pak emigrated to Vancouver as a child with his family. As a youth, he was frequently went to the cinema where he discovered his love for movies and filmmaking.

Presented as Part Of Canadian Shorts – A Little Bit of Everything

Xie Xie, Ollie

Feeling split between his Chinese heritage and Canadian upbringing, Ollie attempts to learn Mandarin as a mean...
9 min | James Michael Chiang | | Vancouver Premiere | English, Mandarin | N/A
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A struggling artist and a musician''s dreams collide and become synchronized as they attempt to break through ...
29 min | Sina Nazarian | | World Premiere | English | English
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FISH BOY is a lyrical meditation on faith, love, and polyamory through the eyes of an Asian American teenager....
11 min | Christopher Yip | | BC Premiere | English, Cantonese | Yes
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Tonight, You Will Shine!

Cecilia Ramos dreams of her son, Benji, becoming a huge star. She is ecstatic to hear he has joined his high s...
11 min | Kristoffer Bradley Cruz | | Western Canada Premiere | English, Tagalog | English
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Kelley Lee, a 60-year-old mother, wife, PhD doctor, and university professor, cherishes hockey as her lifelong...
40 min | Jenny Lee-Gilmore | | BC Premiere | English | Yes
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Phil Planta, Mike Kam, Curtis Lum, Tin Pak Lau
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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