Dear friends and supporters of VAFF,
We hope you are keeping well amidst these difficult and uncertain times.
To help all of us do our part to #flattenthecurve, we’ve pulled together a list of films by talented Asians that you can watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Crave, I-Tune, Apple TV+ and Youtube TV channels.
Filmmakers – VAFF’s Open Call is up and running and will close June 11, 2020. This is the time to submit your films to VAFF’s 24th annual festival set for November 5-8, 2020. We are holding onto positive hope that the show will go on!
Speaking of VAFF events, we continue to plan and celebrate the following:
- Asian Heritage Month with Dim Sum After Dark (targeted for May 22),
- Diversity in Filmmaking Panel Day in Victoria and Vancouver (June) and
- Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon – MAMM15 (July – August)
- Asians in Comedy (September)
However, like everyone else, we are closely monitoring the development of CoVid-19 and will keep you posted on the status of our upcoming events, with everyone’s safety as priority.
Not a filmmaker but interested in supporting Asian cinema?
VAFF is 100% run by volunteers and we have just opened up applications for a bunch of positions. Check them out and apply today. We’d love for you to join us.
Volunteering not your jam?
Consider making a donation that will support VAFF’s mandate of amplifying Asian filmmakers and providing educational opportunities.
Meanwhile, our team is working on ideas to connect communities and to continue celebrating and supporting Asian cinema and local filmmakers from the comforts of our homes. Stay tuned to our social media for the latest on this.
Lastly, we are disheartened that hateful acts have targeted our community as people have racialized this virus. We’d like to remind everybody that now more than ever, we need to come together and recognize that we are all in it together. Spread love, not the virus of hate.
You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May you and your loved ones be healthy and safe. #togetherathome #washthehate #VAFF
The VAFF Board and Executive Team
- Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates
- BC Alliance for Art & Culture – Information on COVID-19 for Artists/Arts and Culture Workers
- Vancouver Film Industry Group