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Water Roots

Second-generation Chinese immigrant Sherry faces personal and career challenges. She struggles to reconciles with her grief-stricken father over a two-night visit to their seaside childhood cottage. This marks a hard goodbye to her past, a testament of faith, and a reconnection of their shared grief.

Meng Li

Meng is a Vancouver-based filmmaker, whose work majorly explores cultural, linguistic identity, gender issues and eastern religions. Growing up in China and later on moving to Montréal in 2015, Meng has developed a deep depreciation of international cinema. In 2022, Meng moved to Vancouver to study in the film production program in Vancouver Film School.

Presented as Part Of WestCoast Shorts – Family

Sun, Moon and Four Peaks

10 years following an ugly divorce, the Lee family reunites in Canada with vignettes of their differences in c...
15 min | Kevin Jin Kwan Kim | | Korean | English
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Doh Jeh Mama (多謝嫲嫲) / Thank You Grandma

Thank You Grandma'' is a tender portrayal of a lifelong relationship between a grandson and his grandmother. M...
3 min | Jon Chiang | | World Premiere Festival | English, Cantonese | English
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100 Days

Following a tradition in Asian culture, family and friends celebrate a newborn baby turning 100 days old over ...
13 min | Derek Kwan | | Western Canada Premiere | English, Cantonese | English
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Miss China

Elena, after being crowned Miss China International, gets an offer to become an actress in China. Excited, she...
9 min | Yasmine Ross | | Vancouver Premiere | English/Mandarin | Yes
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Mei lives with her single father, Tatsuya. They just found out that their long-awaited trip to Japan was cance...
7 min | Hiromu Yamawaki | | Canadian Premiere | English/Japanese | English
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Mingze Li
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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