VAFF 2020 Awards

Congratulations !!

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 Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award – Gyopo – Samuel Kiehoon Lee

2020 Best  Director for  Canadian Feature Award – Gyopo by Samuel Kiehoon Lee

2020 Best Canadian Feature Award  – White Elephant produced by Andrew Chung, Christopher Nguyen, directed by Andrew Chung

2020 People’s Choice Overall Performance Award – White Elephant

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

2020 People’s Choice Overall Feature Film Award – Where We Belong produced by Soros Sukhum, directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee

 

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Three (3) Nominees for 2020 Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award, 2020 Best  Director for  Canadian Feature Award and 2020 Best Canadian Feature Award are (in film’s title by alphabetical order):

  • Gyopo, Director Samuel Kiehoon Lee
  • Ketchup & Soya Sauce, Director Zhimin Hu
  • White Elephant, Director Andrew Chung

Twelve (12) Nominees for 2020 Best Cinematography for Canadian Short Award, 2020 Best  Director for  Canadian Short Award, 2020 Best Canadian Short Award are (in film’s title by alphabetical order):

  • A-Yi, Director Martyna Czaplak
  • And Now This?, Director Theo Kim
  • Cacti and Weed, Director Zoe Ho
  • Christopher Kim, Director Joshua Maikawa
  • Deeper I Go, Director Michael P. Vidler
  • Hayashi Studio, Director Hayley Gray
  • Laura, Director Kaayla Whachell
  • Nene, Director King Louie Palomo
  • Serious Lees, Director Krista Jang
  • Songbird, Director Heather Hawthorn Doyle
  • The Star of Therapy, Director Bryce Iwaschuk
  • We the West, Director Kathleen Jayme

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What is the People’s Choice Award ?

The People’s Choice Awards will be presenting during the Festival. You will be the judge to select the Overall Feature, Overall Short, Overall Performance. The voting will be open from November 1, 2020 (12:00 am) PST – November 9, 2020 (11:59 pm) PST during the festival. You can vote online at http://vaff.org/vote/

 “Outstanding Contribution” Diversity in Film Award:

Learn about our past recipients:

Each year an outstanding artist is selected by a committee at VAFF to acknowledge an individual’s achievement in contributing to the fight for making underrepresented voices heard and pushing forward the culture of diversity through their actions or work.

2016 Recipient – Tzi Ma

2017 Recipient – Jeff Chib-Stearns

2019 Recipient – Mina Shum