Volume 8. Issue 9. August 2017

Celebrate Canada 150 (WHC & MAMM 12) Screening Event

To celebrate Canada 150, VAFF is hosting its biggest annual event ever. We will be screening 12 "We Heart Canada" (WHC) short films and the top 8 finalists of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon 12 (MAMM12) in one fabulous night at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre.

Come mingle with the cast and crew from the "We Heart Canada" short films project and find out which one of our “ELECTRIC EIGHT” will win the MAMM12 challenge. Get a sneak peek as we went behind the scenes with our eight teams.

Buy your tickets to the reception, screening and after party online now! (before they're all sold out)

Canada 150 / China Scriptwriting Competition

Are you an aspiring writer with a story to tell? Enter the Canada 150 / China Scriptwriting Competition and help us showcase Canada’s diversity! Did we mention the grand prize is $10,000? Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity, as the deadline is coming up on August 31st. 

Find out more details and enter online now!

Asians In Movies Campaign

Have you entered our #AsiansInMovies Casting Calendar Project and Writers' Logline Campaign yet?

Tell us why you want to be the Face of Diversity and/or send us your script ideas in a Logline. The 4th quarter deadline is August 31, 2017. Get more info and enter today on our website!

VAFF 2017 Explores Visual Landscapes

The theme for VAFF this year is "Visual Landscapes." To celebrate this idea and also Canada's 150th birthday, we're giving away 15 pairs of tickets to VAFF 2017 via Instagram. All you need to do to enter is correctly guess the locations in the series of postcard photos that we'll be posting throughout the summer. Leave your guesses as a comment on our Instagram posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced at the end of the summer.

Follow us on Instagram now and happy hunting!

Community Partner Events

Albatross Music Festival kicks off September 14-15, 2017 and is the first-ever outdoor music festival of its kind in Vancouver. It features artists of all genres, including hip-hop, pop, funk, reggae, folk, indie-rock and more. The 2-day festival will take place at Hastings Racecourse, next to the PNE. Find out more: 

Our partners at Ricepaper have launched a Kickstarter campaign to release their latest anthology in print! Donate and support Asian Canadian writers in your community. Help them to get this project funded if it reaches its goal by Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Learn more and donate here

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