Looking for something to do on this rainy Vancouver Day? Check out the Asian Film Festival happening right now!
In addition to documentaries and features, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival includes a large number of short films. Short films have been described as the “backbone of VAFF for the past 13 years” (VAFF Program Guide) and this year is no exception, with short films showcasing the work of promising newcomers as well as established filmmakers. Here are a few highlights.
Nov. 6th, Day 3: Mighty Asian Shorts will showcase seven short films, all of them under 15 minutes, and several of which are premiering in Canada for the first time. Three of the shorts are winners of this summer’s Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon, VAFF’s annual competition where teams compete to make an eight-minute film in 13 days.
Nov. 7th, Day 4: Made in Vancouver: World Class Talent will showcase six short films made in Vancouver – Orizuru (Paper Crane), Waiting 4 Goliath, Fish in Barrel, Winter Memories, Nature on its Course, and The Tea Master. All of the directors for these films will be in attendance.
Singapore-born director Su-An Ng’s Nature on its Course is a mixed media animation about a hunter who takes more than he needs. See the Nature on its Course trailer where Ng uses crumpled paper, scribbled black and white silhouettes, and discordant tones to convey a sense of atmosphere and menace.
Which film was your favourite? Leave a comment and let us know!