Canadian Shorts Spotlight Program (Nov. 6)

  • 120 mins

Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 pm (PST)

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: As many of the films have not been previously classed by Consumer Protection BC, under BC law, only members of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society (VAFF) can attend the Film Festival and members must be 18 years or older. Learn more

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In this program

Nude To Me

Directed by Danny Berish

In this personal documentary, NUDE TO ME, Director Danny Berish discovers how his grandmother found love at a nudist camp in 1949 and how that chance encounter would change the course of his life. Searching to discover more about his grandparent’s radical lifestyle, he meets and mingles with the members of Van Tan, Canada’s oldest nudist club.


Directed by Polly Pierce

After her comedy video with the school baseball team goes viral, a plus-size broadcasting student discovers that “locker room talk” is not just talk.

The Nikkei Way

Directed by Arjan Gill

Love, persecution, joy, and confusion. If something doesn’t work, you try another way. Come with us and learn “The Nikkei Way,” from stories of hardship to love stories that last through the ages. The Nikkei Way brings to light the dark and endearing stories of the Japanese-Canadians of Southern Alberta.

Toe the Line

Directed by Jay (Carolyn) Wu (Credited as Carolyn J. Wu)

Gloria Chau is torn between the white-dominated world of hockey, where she gets to be her openly queer self, and her home life, where she writes music to cope with tremendous pressure from her Hong Kong-born mother. Gloria learns to break free of people’s expectations and redefine success for herself.

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