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Community programs


VAFF strongly believes that film is a powerful educational tool that can stimulate critical thinking and initiate meaningful dialogues between individuals and diverse communities. Ultimately, greater understanding and appreciation is achieved through this media.

Throughout the year, VAFF outreaches to the community seeking opportunities to work with businesses, community groups and schools to develop entertaining, educational and relevant programs and workshops. VAFF is a strong supporter of community partnerships and would welcome all inquiries for community groups to be involved with our festival.

Please send all inquiries to: Community Outreach Coordinator, Allan Cho

2014 Community Partners Events included:

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden exhibit Nov 5 – Dec 3, 2014

BUILDING BRIDGES by Tomoyo Ihaya, internationally renowned artist, creates an exhibit of drawings inspired by 8 years of traveling for artistic research in India.  Learn More.


World Poetry Peace Festival October 6 – 26, 2014

This will be the 4th World Poetry International Peace Festival. Learn More.


literASIAN Writer’s Festival October 9 – 12, 2014

Canada’s first literary festival that highlights the significant depth of Pan-Asian literary voices that have contributed to Canadian literary mosaic. Learn More.



Asian Heritage Month 2014 explorASIAN Festival

ExploreASIAN Event

explorASIAN Opening Ceremony at International Village on May 10, 2014

Film Screening of “Cutie and the Boxer” by Reel Causes

Tonari Gumi  at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

Cutie and the Boxer Poster