MAMM, parties, dancing and free screenings galore!
Volume 5. Issue 7. July 2014

MAMM 10 wants your short film talent! 

The gates are open, and our 10th year of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon is accepting applications for only a few more weeks. Form your short film super-team, get your idea ready, and register by month’s end to participate in this year’s exciting contest. Don’t miss your chance to shine at this MAMM 10 -  you could have your short work screened at our gala screening on August 23, 2014!

Whether narrative or documentary, pick from a wide variety of genres for your short film. Once registered, one creative team member will attend a pitch session on August 2, 2014 between 12pm and 6pm, after which you will have until August 11, 2014 to create and submit your finished product.

Register now! Don't delay, registration closes Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6pm PST.

Also, come to our social event of the year on July 25, 2014 at Bar None. Filmmakers, film lovers, media and industry participants will gather to celebrate the 10th year of MAMM, supporting and showcasing emerging local filmmakers with a redesign of our brand.  Learn more about this event and ticket information!

Summer events with VAFF

VAFF is helping you get your summer film fix with several events around the city. We’ll be screening LINSANITY to the Vancouver Public Library on July 16 at the Alice Mackay Room on the Lower Level of Central Library (350 West Georgia St), 7pm. This sold-out crowd favourite at VAFF 2013 chronicles the humble beginnings of basketball phenom Jeremy Lin. Seating is limited so RSVP and come early! For more information, visit the VAFF website.

Summer is the perfect time to bring dancing and film outside and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on July 19 at 400 block of Granville Street! In partnership with Vancouver Blues and Fusion Dancers and The Blues Cafe, let your feet move before you take in our local, critically acclaimed film at our Dancing and a Movie event. This FREE, family-friendly event begins at 4pm with a free Blues dance lesson (no partner required!) from 5pm-6pm by the Vancouver Blues and Fusion Dancers and The Blues Cafe. We’ll then be presenting an outdoor screening, One Big Hapa Family, right on Granville Street at dusk. We hope to see you and your dancing shoes there!

Community partner events

2014 Your Kontinent: Film and Media Arts Festival: VAFF is proud to co-present Fly Me to Minami at the Richmond Cultural Centre's Performance Hall (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC) on July 19, 3:15pm to 5:00PM; and Behind the Camera at Cultural Centre's Performance Hall (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC) on July 19, 1:30pm to 3:00PM.

Vancouver Foreign Film Society: We are also proud to co-present Shun Li and the Poet on July 27, 7:15pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway, Vancouver).  

Powell Street Festival: Finally, VAFF is proud to co-present Hafu on Sunday, August 3, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St., Vancouver) from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

Call for VAFF Team Leader positions (Volunteer)

Join the invASIAN and get (more) involved! VAFF is growing and is currently recruiting for Volunteer Team Leaders.

Job description:
- helping to ensure that VAFF policies and procedures are followed throughout the Festival
- answering questions from other volunteers
- assisting other volunteers in their duties
- relieving other volunteers when necessary

For more information, please email Callan Tay, Volunteer Director, at with "VAFF volunteer team leader position" in the subject line, by July 31, 2014.


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