International Shorts Spotlight Program (Nov. 6)

  • 120 mins

Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 4:45 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


Directed by Erica Eng

Growing up in Oakland’s hip-hop culture, Eng struggles with her Chinese-American identity. To her high school basketball team, she’s just that girl who sits on the bench, but to the Asian kids she’s “Americanized.” Eng tries to find a sense of belonging within the two worlds that don’t accept her.

Last Cut

Directed by KIM Kwonhoan

Director Kim must get the last cut and finish his film, no matter what.

Cocoon Love

Directed by Xiaowen Wang

A teenager is sent back to stay with her grandparents in her hometown village. As she begins a budding friendship with a classmate, she is forced to confront her past and imagine a much different future.


Directed by Olivia Hang Zhou

A Chinese teenage girl travels with her mom to the States as a translator, in order to find her long-lost sister who was abandoned under the One-child-policy when hoping for a boy. Yiru grapples with feelings of isolation when the search intensifies. She’s faced with the decision when she secretly finds her sister, ——to tell her mom and risk their relationship or to forever keep it to herself.


Directed by Jared Lee

Bullied in school and abused at home, 12-year-old Hannah finds solace in the company of an android.

Skəkm̓xísaʔt (RYN)

Directed by Gary Singh Chatha

Reclaim Your Name Campaign: Born Sofia Terbasket-Funmaker in Keremeos, BC. Sofia reclaimed her true ancestral name of Skəkm̓xísaʔt…

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