Best of VAFF Shorts Program

  • 65 mins

Watch the winning shorts

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2020 Best Cinematography for Canadian Short Award  – Christopher Kim – Ibrahim Issa

2020 Best  Director for  Canadian Short Award – Laura  by Kaayla Whachell

2020 Best Canadian Short Award – Hayashi Studio produced by Elad Tzadok, directed by Haley Gray

2020 People’s Choice Overall Short Film Award – Songbird Produced by Sarah Surh and Steve Chung, directed by Heather Hawthorn Doyle

In this program


Christopher Kim

Directed by Joshua Maikawa

Christopher struggles to meet his mother’s expectations on the day of his piano exam.

LAURA

Directed by Kaayla Whachell

Laura, a young half Indigenous woman undergoes a conversation with her lawyer Mr. Wilson to determine how to present her case before the court. Mr. Wilson attempts to keep the process positive, but his ignorance begins to make Laura question her identity and her place in society.

Hayashi Studio

Directed by Hayley Gray

UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
THROUGH THE LENS OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHER SENJIRO HAYASHI.

Songbird

Directed by Heather Hawthorn Doyle

A young married couple finally conceive their first child but when it ends in a heartbreaking miscarriage they discover that grieving their loss is much harder than expected.