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During a snowy Chinese Spring Festival, a chance encounter between a postman Aiden and Jerome, a PHD student with a traditional Chinese background, leads to a heartfelt conversation that results in a newfound understanding between the two.

Thomas Mai

Thomas Mai is an emerging Chinese filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He”s served as Director/Cinematographer on various narrative short films/action dramas/period pieces/music videos. His ultimate goal is to work all around the world as a cinematographer, and to continue exploring and learning about the art of film making.

Presented as Part Of WestCoast Shorts – All About Life


A retired army general and his live-in nurse find they are not alone in a house filled with dark secrets....
13 min | Thomas Affolter | | World Premiere | English / Vietnamese | NA
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Starring Canada''s Drag Race legend Kendall Gender, STAY is a tender exploration of relationships. Kaleb (Ivy ...
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Meet Melody; at fifteen, she is outspoken, intelligent, creative, and dreams of performing in her school talen...
15 min | Ava Maria Safai | | BC Premiere | English, Farsi | English
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Caught between a dream and a nightmare, Greyson is being preyed on by a creature that took the form of Naomi, ...
9 min | Thomas Chretien | | English | No
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Upon his return from being away, Romeo re-visits his memory of asking out his long time friend, Cece. We unrav...
5 min | Carlo Fortin | | English | NA
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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