Here's a sneak peek at some of the films at VAFF 2015!
Volume 6. Issue 8. September 2015

VAFF 2015

The 19th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival will take place from November 5-8 at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.

VAFF 2015 asks, “What’s Your Role [in your community]?” with a lineup that invites us to examine the complications within the search for personal and cultural identity. The festival’s nine film programs include 37 feature-length and short films of all genres, with English dialogue or English subtitles, from the Asian diaspora—including a world premiere, 4 North American premieres and 13 Canadian premieres. An additional 9 films are Vancouver premieres. Twenty filmmakers, from Canada and internationally, are expected to attend. We anticipate close to 4,000 audience and industry members over the four-day festival.

The full program will be released over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. In the meantime... here's a sample of what to expect:

Opening Night

The festival kicks off on November 5 with the Canadian Premiere of SEOUL SEARCHING.

Set in 1986 and based on a true story, SEOUL SEARCHING is a romantic teen comedy and coming of age film about a group of diverse Korean teens desperately trying to connect with one another—in the end, only to find themselves.

Get your tickets online now!

Closing Night

Closing Night at VAFF 2015 features the Canadian Premiere of CRUSH THE SKULL on November 8, a heist caper combined with an old-school slasher flick. You don't want to miss this burglar vs. serial killer thriller!

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We had so much fun at our last Instameet in August that we're hosting another one this Saturday as part of Culture Days! Join our Social Media Director and other VAFF execs on a photo walk exploring a different side of Richmond. Be sure to stick around for food and drinks following the event. *There might even be a prize for the best photo(s)!*

Date: September 26, 2015
Time: 2-5pm
Meeting Location: Aberdeen Skytrain Station
Cost: FREE

RSVP now! 

RPC recap

On August 27, we held the first ever Red Packet Challenge (RPC) Screening & Awards Gala at Vancity Theatre. Special thanks to all of our celebrity judges, sponsors and community partners, and congratulations to all the winners!

Ultra Short winners:
1st place: Reckless Coast Pictures - 15 Seconds of Mukbang 
2nd place: Mama says 
3rd place: KoreanCanuck
The Ultimate Fan Favourite Award: Reckless Coast Pictures - 15 Seconds of Mukbang 

Micro Film winners:
1st place: lifeofbri - Red Pockets 
2nd place: Love Intersections - Culture 
3rd place: Tanay - TAYLOR VS YUSUF 
The Ultimate Fan Favourite Award: Carebear Films - SELFIE, Wo e le

Watch the films on our YouTube channel and check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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