Wednesday April 23, 2014
Attention filmmakers: Are you ready for the 18th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival?
“What’s your perspective?” – We want to know!
Film submission is open from March 15 – May 31, 2014.
Don’t miss the early bird submission deadline on April 30th!
Complete details and instructions are available at the VAFF18 Festival Submission Guidelines page
VAFF18 will take place from November 6 – 9, 2014 at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, located in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown neighbourhood.
Tuesday April 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – 5:00pm
In contrast to the number of films at DOXA about the rapid changes happening in China, Lao Zha’s film examines rural life in Haiyuan County, in Ningxia Province. Unlike the rapidly globalizing urban centres, here life remains largely unchanged for the Hui people, a Muslim ethnic group, whose diverse cultural roots incorporate Arabic and Persian influences that arose out of the Hui’s proximity to the Silk Road. In a remote Hui village, a little boy named Huhu is growing up under the watchful eye of his grandparents, and, occasionally, his less-than-reliable mother.
Huhu is one tough little kid, unafraid to poke a bee’s nest, or fight off an aggressive billy goat. The film spends the majority of its time simply hanging out with Huhu and his gang of friends. The sense of being in the perpetual present of childhood is aided by the fact that much of the action is filmed at kid height. As Huhu and his friends gallop along, the camera races along after them, keeping pace with the action. But beside the child’s world of play is the adult reality of constant backbreaking labour. The rhythms of the film initially take some getting used to, as the documentary shows life in rural China in the raw.
This film will be showing at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased in person or online. To see the rest of DOXA’s schedule of films, please find here.
Monday April 7, 2014
Canada’s first web festival will celebrate their inaugural event from May 2nd to 4th, 2014. The Vancouver Web Fest (VWF) celebrates the progressive evolution of entertainment and programming created exclusively for the Internet. This uniquely diverse festival is the first of its kind in Canada. VWF will bring together International and Canadian web series creators, producers and viewers through an engaged and responsive forum that acknowledges the cultural significance of this revolutionary genre.
Monday April 7, 2014
by Winnie Tam, VAFF Executive Member
VAFF had the pleasure of being the community partner of Cinevolution Society’s DocuAsia Forum, an
event that showcased documentaries focusing on sensitive and relevant social issues from Asia. On Friday, March 14, I attended DocuAsia’s closing night presentation of Menstrual Man at Kwantlen
Polytechnic University in Richmond.
Sunday April 6, 2014
By Imelda Nurwisah, VAFF Executive Member
Every month, VAFF hopes to give you an intimate introduction to films and events in the community. Through reviews, filmmaker interviews, and sharing our conversations over coffee, we hope to spark your interest in some of the amazing films and filmmakers in Vancouver today.
Friday November 15, 2013
VAFF 17 came and went and it was sure an exciting one for us.
A big thank you to those of you who came and watched our films.
Much appreciation goes out to our Sponsors and Partners who believed in our festival enough to support it.
And finally, a humungous shout out to the dozens of volunteers who donated the gift of time to running this festival. You guys are amazing.
See you all next year!
Sunday November 10, 2013
We’ve had amazing attendance and will be closing off this year’s VAFF with Millions. Come join us for this fantastic film.