LOVE LETTERS TO VANCOUVER
Date & Location: June 25: River District Centre; 8683 Kerr Street; July 2: Cineplex Odeon Int’l Village Cinemas; November 3-6: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas; June 25: on line vaff.org youtube channel
VAFF 15 Retrospective Library Series
Date & Location: June 15 – Kensington Branch, July 14 – Mt. Pleasant Branch, Aug. 9 – Fraserview Branch, Sept. 10 – Champlain Heights Branch, Oct. 19 – Central Downtown Branch
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) celebrates Vancouver’s 125th anniversary, and VAFF’s 15th year as the city’s premier Asian Canadian film festival, with “Love Letters to Vancouver”—a worldwide photo/video contest and exhibition/screening of commissioned work that offers audiences an intimate look at Vancouver’s diversity story, as well as the city’s international appeal.
VAFF is proud to have grown together with Vancouver’s changing community. Over the past 15 years, VAFF has shared with its audience hundreds of films featuring the impact of Canada’s cross-cultural diversity, including multiculturalism’s unique influence right here in Vancouver. To celebrate both the city and its most established Asian film festival in a milestone year, VAFF has commissioned work that celebrates Vancouver and its diversity from internationally well-regarded artists—filmmakers, writers, painters and photographers—who have spent time with, and love, Vancouver.
VAFF15 Retrospective Library Series will present a selection of curated films from past festivals produced by Canadian Asian filmmakers followed by a dialogue about the film, its issues and its relevance to today’s evolving diverse communities in Vancouver.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.