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
Directed by Joshua Maikawa
Christopher struggles to meet his mother’s expectations on the day of his piano exam.
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.
Directed by Hayley Gray
UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
THROUGH THE LENS OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHER SENJIRO HAYASHI.
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.