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.
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.
Don’t miss out!
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.
The judges have watched all of the amazing pitches that came in for the 10-minute shorts category our Mighty Asian Movie Marathon‘s 13th Annual Competition. The decisions were gruelling as we had some of the best pitches come in we’ve ever received, but the tallies have been counted and votes submitted and we’re very proud…
From the Screen to the Page: Michelle Kim and Jeff Chiba Stearns launch books and talk diversity – INFUSIAN News Spotlight
Interviewing Michelle Kim and Jeff Chiba Stearns – A Look at Their New Books and Their Thoughts on Diversity
This month VAFF’s Community Partnerships Liaison Jenna Matsuhara connected with two prolific local Hapa filmmakers and innovators — Michelle Kim and Jeff Chiba Stearns — to talk to them about their new books as well as their views on the current media environment, how their backgrounds inspire their work and more. Each has taken their own experiences as Hapa storytellers growing up in BC and used these to craft unique INFUSIANs on screen and in print.
We are proud to announce the 2nd year of our “We Heart” short film project in celebration of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. VAFF is honoured to be partnering with the 在バンクーバー日本国総領事館 / Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and The Japan Foundation, Toronto for this project.
From July to October 2018 VAFF will be running the “What’s Your INFUSIAN?” contest! During this period, watch our Instagram account for photos of our favorite VAFF team-selected and public submitted Asian INFUSIANS!
What qualifies for an Asian INFUSIAN? Basically: an artist, artwork, musician/band, business, restaurant, public or private figure/personality/celebrity, filmmaker, community, or place which authentically blends an Asian influence with other influences (such as modern technology, pop culture, other cultural influences, social causes, or other diverse inspirations) to create something new and vibrant.
If you’re able to name the INFUSIAN correctly, then you will be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to our annual festival, November 1-4, 2018 at the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas! What’s more, you may submit your own photos that may be selected to be featured! By submitting your photo, you will be entered into a draw during October 2018 to win a Festival Pass (entrants are not eligible to guess the name of their own photo) at our November festival!
4 instructional panels. 1 day.
This summer, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival kicks off its Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon campaign with a special VAFF Industry Insight Panel Series event, “Diversity in Filmmaking”, happening on June 16th, 2018 from 10am-5pm in the Joyce Walley Room at the Museum of Vancouver.
Join us over the course of 2018 for our INFUSIAN News Spotlight Articles: vlog posts, interviews, and articles exploring VAFF’s 2018 season theme of INFUSIAN. We encourage you to stay tuned and join us on this fantastic journey!