VAFF is pleased to celebrate its 2019 Season and the 23rd Annual Festival celebration of Asian diaspora and diversity in film, set for November 7-10, 2019.
The VAFF 2019 theme of NO LIMITASIANS celebrates the achievements of Asian diaspora artists and empowers aspiring artists of Asian heritage to continue pushing boundaries and challenging expectations. As new filmmakers take the spotlight to tell authentic stories from their Asian and Asian diaspora experience, they break moulds and expose the world to a multitude of voices. They are telling the mainstream, “We are here – now and the future are our chances, and anything is possible!”
The 2019 Season will begin with our annual Open Call for festival submissions on March 15th and a fundraiser screening (to be announced) in mid-May. May will also see the continuation of our #WeHeart program – details to be announced soon – and its initial SwipeRight filmmaker-organization matchmaking session. In June, we will kick off our 14th annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM14) summer short film competition with the second annual Diversity in Filmmaking panel day – also part of our VAFF Industry Insight Panel Series as well as the open call for team applications to participate in #MAMM14. In July, the selected teams for MAMM14 will take part in our MAMMentorships program and receive specialized workshops from industry professionals and mentors. August will see the likely return of the second annual Chinatown Movie Night & Culture Fair, as well as our MAMM14 Gala Screening and Awards Presentation August 31st, 2019 at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. In September, look forward to another fundraising screening, followed by the media launch in October for our 23rd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival, taking place November 7-10, 2019 at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.
2019 will also see the second iteration of our AIM: Asians in Movies, Music, and Media program with the launch of our Asians in Music album project. Stay tuned for more details on this!
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VAFF2019 NO LIMITASIANS includes imagery from NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni “IC2118 – The Witch Head Nebula”.