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You’re Happy, It’s Okay

Emily is hopeless at online dating. While she contemplates her singledom, she cares for her wheelchair-bound aunt, Ah Lan, who is also single. Somehow, Emily shares her dating predicament with her aunt. While it might be strange coming from one single lady to another, Ah Lan offers her dating advice. Unexpectedly, Ah Lan also reveals a secret to Emily.

Laura Low

Laura’s short film script, You’re Happy, It’s Okay, was selected for ShorTS Pitching Training 2021 in Italy. Her 2nd short film script, Totality, won the Distribution Award at FEST New Directors New Films Festival 2022 in Portugal. She studied animation in college and directs commercials for a living.

Presented as Part Of V13 – Int’l Narrative Shorts (3) – Films From Warmer Climates

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Mary Grace Liew
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HollyShorts Film Festival 2023

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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