This year’s theme of “Creating Opportunities” will build upon the foundation of “Representation” by focusing on taking action to create more opportunities for underrepresented voices in the film industry. While “Representation” highlighted the need for more inclusivity and diversity in the industry, “Creating Opportunities” will focus more on practical steps that can be taken to create change, such as providing platforms for emerging and established filmmakers and ensuring that diverse voices are represented in film. With this theme, we will empower those in the industry to make their mark and take action in telling their stories.
We are delighted to have Grace Park, a very talented Asian-Canadian talent, as the 27h Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival Brand Ambassador.
We are grateful to live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities that have cared for Turtle Island since time immemorial. With this acknowledgment, we remind ourselves of discriminatory, racist and colonial practices that have and continue to create barriers for Indigenous peoples and communities across Turtle Island.
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is looking for passionate, community-minded, and fun-seeking volunteers to join a dynamic group of arts & film lovers. Join us to bring alive year-round programs and events leading up to the longest running film festival of its kind in Canada every November.