VAFF 2021 Awards

Congratulations !!

2021 Best Cinematography for Canadian Short Award –  Angelica Perez Anzures, Parabola

2021 Best  Director for  Canadian Short Award – Josh Aries and Daniel Irving, Mr. James is Dead 

2021 Best Canadian Short Award – Anne Koizumi, In the Shadow of the Pines

2021 Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award – Yung Chang, Wuhan Wuhan

2021 Best  Director for  Canadian Feature Award – Elizabeth D. Costa, Bangla Surf Girls

2021 Best Canadian Feature Award  – Elizabeth D. Costa, Bangla Surf Girls

2021 People’s Choice Overall Performance AwardTRAILBLAZN

2021 People’s Choice Overall Short Film AwardTo Make Ends Meat

2021 People’s Choice Overall Feature Film AwardGuimoon: The Lightless Door

2021 OVAsian Most Impactful Film with Asian Lead – Simu Liu, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

2021 OVAsian Most Impactful TV Series – Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game

2021 OVAsian Most Impactful Performer – Daniel Dae Kim

 

2021 “Outstanding Contribution” Diversity in Film Award – Quentin Lee and Justin Lin

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Four (4) Nominees for 2021 Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award, 2021 Best  Director for  Canadian Feature Award and 2021 Best Canadian Feature Award are (in film’s title by alphabetical order):

  • Bangla Surf Girls, directed by Elizabeth D Costa
  • Emergence: Out of the Shadows, directed by Vinay Giridhar
  • Residents of Arcadia, directed by Dom Cutrupi                      
  • Wuhan Wuhan, directed by Yung Chang  

Twenty (20) Nominees for 2021 Best Cinematography for Canadian Short Award, 2021 Best  Director for  Canadian Short Award, 2021 Best Canadian Short Award are (in film’s title by alphabetical order):

  • 4 North A
  • bà ba
  • But You’re Not Black 
  • Esther & Sai
  • Fledgling
  • I am not an Angel
  • In the Shadow of the Pines
  • Looking Back 
  • Mr James is Dead
  • Nude to Me 
  • Out Of Touch
  • Parabola 
  • Perfect Daughter 
  • Receiver 
  • SLUMP 
  • The Goddard Kit
  • The Nikkei Way 
  • Toe the Line
  • What Flowers They Bloom
  • Yokomeshi

 

 

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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 4, 2021 (12:00 am) PST – November 14, 2021 (5:00 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