13th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival

by Kenji Maeda on November 5, 2009

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It’s back again this year for another promising line up of films showcasing independent Asian filmmakers. The 13th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) kicks off tonight, Thursday November 5 2009, at the Cinemark Tinseltown movie theatre and runs until Sunday, November 8.

The opening night film is Tze Chun‘s feature film debut, Children of Invention, which has garnered many awards this year from various festivals and was also an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.

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If you missed the Mighty Asian MovieMaking Marathon during the summer, you’ll have another chance to view the top three films from the event along with a number of other short films during the Might Asians & Funny Canadians program on Friday at 5pm.

3rd place winner, MISPLACED, is a family’s emotional journey through a challenging time. 2nd place is VAGINA VACATION, a hilarious romp about…well, the title pretty much explains it. 1st place is BAMBOOZLE, a Chaplin-esque cat and mouse chase throughout the outskirts of Victoria.

There are more than 40 films screening over the four days so take a look at their program and you may see something you’ll want to check out. You’ll recognize some local actors such as Steph Song in the film, Dim Sum Funeral, screening on Saturday evening or a bunch of actors in the film Flower, Drum And Songs: More Than A Musical, a documentary about the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production of Flower Drum Song from earlier this year.

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