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Up All Night

When Jay fails to audition in a K-pop group, his uncertain future is only prolonged in the comfortable city of Montreal. While the people around him have different undercurrent thoughts about him, his only pillar of confidence lies in his whimsical personality.

Andrew The-Anh Luk

Andrew The-Anh Luk is a Canadian Chinese-Vietnamese filmmaker. His influences range from campy Asian films to introspective documentaries. He is particularly interested in showcasing ambiguous corners of the Asian diaspora. His filmmaking journey was ignited by the surge in anti-Asian sentiment, notably the 2021 Atlanta Spa shooting, which he directed a short documentary on.

Presented as Part Of V2 – Canadian Shorts Narrative – Virtual (5) -> A Mixed Reel


A South Asian woman in her 60s prepares to celebrate her wedding anniversary, where she confronts her long-hel...
7 min | Samyuktha Movva | | Telugu, English | English
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The Teacup

A teacup triggers an immigrant’s memory of the love-hate relationship with her abusive father. How she deals...
22 min | ZhiMin Hiu | | World Premiere | English and Mandarin | English
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An overseas Filipino worker struggles to provide for her son by catering to the whims of an abusive immigrant ...
22 min | Arthur Rodger ''Harley'' Maranan | | World Premiere | English | Yes, English subtitles are present for scenes with Tagalog (Filipino) dialogue
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Gracie, a lonely daycare worker meets the younger version of herself and the two share a common thread. ...
13 min | Stephanie Sy | | Vancouver Premiere | English, Tagalog | N/A
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Andrew The-Anh Luk, Vera Aloh, Maruco
Maruco (Jae Yong Kim), Sumin Lee
FeatureD on
46th Asian American International Film Festival, Mulan International Film Festival, Festival Acces Asie
Award Winner
Nomination for lead performance

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