In 2018, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival embarked upon its most ambitious year, coinciding with historic breakthroughs for representation and diversity in the North American film industry. Join us as we look back upon a year to remember in both local and international filmmaking.
Featuring 35 full-length and short films from local and international Asian diaspora, organizing four vibrant after parties that brought together establish and emerging talents, and hosting filmmakers and special guests from across the Asia Pacific, the 22nd annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) can be defined as nothing less than a success. As one of the largest…
The countdown is on to the 22nd annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival! This year, the VAFF 2018 lineup will feature 35 films, 13 film programs, 4 parties, and 2 industry panels, including the public premiere of the “We Heart Canada + Japan 90” film project, celebrating the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada with the partnership…
The 22nd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival Begins! November 1–4, 2018, Vancouver hosts the best of Asian Filmmaking from around the World Vancouver, BC – October 3, 2018 – In a well-attended media launch this evening held at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Lynne Lee, Festival Director of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF),…
Get excited for the 22nd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival!
The Festival Programming Lineup will be available October 4th, with Tickets available shortly after. Keep a close eye on our social media channels @VAFFVancouver [ Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ] and our website at VAFF.ORG for updates for our exciting festival, returning to Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas November 1-4, 2018.
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Navigating the Lives of Young Asian Professionals: A Sit-Down Interview with Wong Fu Productions’ Phil Wang – INFUSIAN News Spotlight
For over a decade, Wong Fu Productions have been producing Asian American content that has filled the gap in Asian representation present within mainstream media. With over 3.1 million viewers on YouTube, fans in North America, Asia and the rest of the world, audiences around the world have become familiar with the Wong Fu trio: Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu.
In their latest summer series Yappie (a title which refers to the lives of Young Asian Professionals who live the “yuppie lifestyle”), Wong Fu travelled on tour around 9 cities in North America to promote their new series. The series follows Phil Wang, who plays the series main character, Andrew, who must juggle his job, his friends, and his personal journey toward self-fulfillment.
During their Vancouver stop, Justin Kwan, Digital Content Editor at VAFF sat down with Phil Wang to ask him a few questions about the meaning behind Yappie and what plans the group has in store next.
This summer, VAFF presented a packed summer of outdoor screenings, including two partnered screenings at Leg-In-Boot Square with Vancouver Biennale (Finding Kukan on Monday August 13th and Tyrus on Monday August 27th) as part of their Pioneers of Cinema Series and a screening of Meditation Park at the Chinatown Movie Night and Culture Fair on Saturday September 1st.
The Chinatown Movie Night and Culture Fair was also a co-production between VAFF and Chinatown Today which was attended by an estimated 500 people throughout the evening, part of a series of Chinatown Summer Events collaborations this summer aimed at activating the community and spaces within Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Relive the summer outdoor fun of the Chinatown Movie Night and Culture Fair with VAFF Marketing and Communications Assistant Chantelle Lui as she recaps this exciting event.
VAFF celebrates local filmmakers and actors during MAMM’s 13th Annual Screening & Awards Gala at the Rio Theatre Every year, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival hosts a short-filmmaking competition to encourage local talent to try their hand at filmmaking. The Mighty Asian Filmmaking Marathon (MAMM) is now in its 13th year, and as the numbers…
Our intrepid teams have gone through the crucible and have now wrapped up production on their films for the Mighty Asian Movie Marathon‘s 13th Annual Competition. Who are theses masked avengers? Meet our Electric Eight 10-minute Short teams and our Ultimate 1-minute Ultra Short teams below! Watch this space as we add more content aobut our fantastic teams….
A Triumph for Diversity: Crazy Rich Asians is Showing That There’s a Demand for Representation Crazy Rich Asians. The movie has taken Hollywood by storm, making $34 million at the box office over the first five days and beating out the film’s originally projected $18 million opening [edit. as of Aug 22nd, its opening weekend has…