In celebration of Canada 150, Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is launching the Canada 150 / China Scriptwriting Competition in partnership with China’s CNH Management Ltd., to better reflect Canada’s diversity across the country’s feature filmmaking landscape. The winner will receive a cash prize of CAD$10,000 after signing a contract assigning CNH the right to own and develop the winning script, for production and distribution.
VAFF is Canada’s longest-running international Asian diaspora film festival, now in its 21st consecutive year. A non-profit organization, VAFF is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diversity and depth of Asian culture and identity in film and media, and to help North American Asian actors and filmmakers more authentically and more powerfully define and express themselves on screen. Through its annual film festival and many other programs and events hosted in Vancouver, VAFF’s mission is to be the “go-to” forum for the public and the film industry to engage in and support the rise of Asian influence in film and media in the world. VAFF envisions a world where North American Asian actors and filmmakers have the resources and opportunities to shape mainstream culture in a powerful and positive way.
CNH Management Ltd. is an international investment company expanding into the film and television industry. Now with an office strategically located in Vancouver’s “Hollywood North,” and with strong experience and resources both in the Chinese film industry and investment field, CNH provides a professional platform connecting Canadian film talent (producers, directors, scriptwriters, performers, crew) to Chinese investors and to the Chinese film market—with the best value and a lower amount of risk for all parties. CNH Management has affiliations with companies in media production and distribution, including Tencent, iQiyi, and Alibaba; in terms of investment, CNH has relationships with Gowlings, Lawson Lundell, and BDO Canada.