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…
This summer, VAFF join forces with two organizations, Vancouver Biennale and Chinatown Today to bring you three free spectacular outdoor screenings – Finding Kukan (2016) on Mon Aug 13, Tyrus (2017) on Mon Aug 27, and Meditation Park (2017) on Sat Sept 1 – that you definitely won’t want to miss! Vancouver Biennale‘s CineFest LIVE: Pioneers in…
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!