VAFF is the longest running Asian film festival in Canada. It was founded in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. Since then, tens of thousands of film lovers have experienced a diverse selection of North American-Asian and international films.
With this year’s theme “Visual Landscape,” we are proud to showcase and celebrate the Asian Canadian cinematic landscape. The perception of Canada, its people and culture is influenced by who makes our films; who/what is featured or left out in our films; whose stories we tell or ignore; and the context for these films and stories. How do Asian Canadian creatives feature in this cultural territory? Does the current Canadian cinematic landscape accurately mirror our diverse reality, or distort it?
Each year VAFF attracts close to 4,000 audience members over its four-day festival and year round events. It also reaches many more through word of mouth, pre-festival events, and traditional and social media throughout the year.
VAFF is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diversity and depth of Asian culture and identity in film and media, and to help North American Asian actors and filmmakers more authentically and more powerfully define and express themselves on screen. Through its annual film festival and many other programs and events hosted in Vancouver, VAFF’s mission is to be the “go-to” forum for the public and the film industry to engage in and support the rise of Asian influence in film and media in the world. VAFF envisions a world where North American Asian actors and filmmakers have the resources and opportunities to shape mainstream culture in a powerful and positive way.
Who is it for?
Tickets : $6 to $50
$50 | OPENING NIGHT FILM + GALA RECEPTION
$25 | CENTERPIECE FILM + THEME PARTY
$25 | CLOSING NIGHT FILM + AWARDS CEREMONY & AFTER PARTY
How to get tickets?
At the boxoffice
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
November 2 to 5, 2017 – Schedule
Venue & Address :
Cineplex Odeon International Village, 88 W. Pender St., Vancouver