2022 Festival Theme – REPRESENTATION
26th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival will highlight the journey of filmmakers and other individuals whose work takes place behind the scenes: directors, cinematographers, writers, etc. Under the theme of “Representation”, our brand ambassadors will talk about their struggles and tell their stories of trying to break into an industry that has traditionally not placed much importance on inclusivity. This will be an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of Asian Canadians unseen in the film industry, address the obstacles and barriers that need to be overcome, and share success stories of Asian Canadians to serve as inspiration for up and coming filmmakers.
2022 Seasons Overview
VAFF is pleased to celebrate its 2022 Season of year-round events and the 26th annual festival celebration of Asian diaspora and diversity in film, set for November 2022. The 2022 Season begin with our annual Open Call for festival submissions on March 14th and an annual events and programs in May.
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month this May, we are kicking off its 10th VAFF Industry Insights Program with a hybrid model of in-person hand-on-workshops & Filmmakers talk and virtual panel series.
In June, we kick off our 17th annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM17) summer short film competition, which begins with the open call for team applications to participate in the competition. The selected teams for MAMM17 will take part in our MAMMentorships program during the month of July and receive specialized workshops from industry professionals and mentors. All of this builds up to the MAMM17 Gala Screening and Awards Presentation during the Summer of 2022.
2022 Film Festival
We plan to continue with our ‘Hybrid’ model for our festival this year. This hybrid affair taking place over 11 days and counting. The extended festival kicks off with 4 days of VAFF In-Theatre events (November 3-6), followed by 6 days of VAFF On-Demand programs (November 7-13), before one final live program and the festival’s closing awards ceremony on November 12. The eleven-day celebration will highlight an array of unique and outstanding talent, with both emerging and established Asian Canadian and Asian American writers, producers, and directors showcasing their latest work. Stay tuned for full details of the entire program, to be announced during the week of October 3, 2022.
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