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…
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!
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This summer, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival kicks off its Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon campaign with a special VAFF Industry Insight Panel Series event, “Diversity in Filmmaking”, happening on June 16th, 2018 from 10am-5pm in the Joyce Walley Room at the Museum of Vancouver.
Join us over the course of 2018 for our INFUSIAN News Spotlight Articles: vlog posts, interviews, and articles exploring VAFF’s 2018 season theme of INFUSIAN. We encourage you to stay tuned and join us on this fantastic journey!
Thank you to everyone who came by VAFF’s Wish Tree booth at the 2018 Lunarfest celebration February 24-25 at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza! Hundreds of wishes were cast upon our glowing blossom trees over the weekend. Among those many wishes received and those who signed up for our contact list draw, we’d like to…
Calling all filmmakers: the 2018 open call for submissions to the 22nd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festivals is now live! Our festival will take place November 1-4, 2018, and we are now accepting submissions on FilmFreeway as well as Withoutabox. Early bird deadline is April 30, 2018, and submissions close May 31, 2018. Read more.
VAFF celebrates its 2018 Season and 22nd annual festival with a year-long exploration of the diverse artists, agitators, thinkers, and innovators who shape the living experience of contemporary Canadians and the array of influences that inform their work. This year’s annual theme of INFUSIAN shines a spotlight on individuals and communities who create new art and culture…