Quick Facts: 4 days, 45 films, 5 world premieres, 5 North American premieres, 20 Canadian premieres, 2 Vancouver premieres, 30 filmmakers and panelists, 2 VAFF Industry Panels, 2 sold-out screenings and 3,200 guests.
Best Canadian Short Award: Anastasia Lin: The Crown
Best Canadian Feature Award: A Time To Swim
Outstanding Contribution: Diversity in Film Award: Jeff Chiba Stearns
London Drug People's Choice Awards:
Best Overall Short: The Lion
Best Overall Feature: The Lonely Light of Home
Best Overall Performance: Valerie Tian, The Lonely Light of Home
C150 - China Scriptwriting Competition winner: Danny Van
Asians in Movies Campaign winners: http://vaff.org/asians-in-movies/
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Photo Credits: Alisha Weng and Asian Global Press
Community Partner Events
The Rio Grind Film Festival: Feature and short films on Thursday, November 16 - BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (Western Canadian Premiere) and TOP KNOT DETECTIVE (Canadian Premiere). Get your tickets now!
With director David Mackay at the helm, Mitch and Murray Productions returns with another dynamite play, Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People, running till November 18, 2017 at Studio 16 in Vancouver.
Tickets at www.mitchandmurrayproductions.com
From Far and Wide Gala – PCHC-Museum of Migration Society’s Inaugural fundraiser will be held on November 25, at River Rock Theatre, Richmond. More details at https://pchc-mom.ca/2017/10/17/pchc-mom-inaugural-gala/
Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society (SEACHS) presents for the first time on a big screen in Vancouver, Vietnam's highest-grossing action flick of 2013, Lady Assassin (Mỹ Nhân Kế) (1h23m, in Vietnamese w/Eng. sub.) at The Rio Theatre on November 26, 2017