Vancouver, CANADA – Providing a forum for independent North American Asian filmmakers, the upcoming Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) will offer audiences a diverse selection of shorts and full features.

Celebrating its 15th year, the festival’s theme for 2011, ‘Love Letters to Vancouver’, ties in with the city of Vancouver’s 125th birthday celebration. The plywood background for the program guide cover may seem familiar because it was inspired after the Canucks riot when everyone wrote their ‘Love Letters’ to the city on the plywood covering broken windows and doors.

With almost 60 films and over 60 diverse Asian filmmakers, actors and special guests scheduled to attend this year’s festival, this is the largest Vancouver Asian Film festival to date.


Here are a few VAFF 2011 films we are looking forward to:

The Opening Night Presentation – Almost Perfect
Directed by award winning writer/director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Thursday, Nov 3 at 7:00pm


Vancouver Premiere of Big in Bollywood
Directed by Kenny Meehan and Bill Bowles
Friday, Nov 4 at 7:15pm


Centrepiece Presentation Film – Ashes
Directed by Ajay Naidu
Saturday, Nov 5 at 7:00pm


Artist Spotlight – The House
Directed by Desiree Lim
Sunday, Nov 6 at 5:00pm


Closing Night Presentation – Surrogate Valentine
Directed by Dave Boyle
Sunday, Nov 6 at 7:30pm


The 2011 Vancouver Asian Film Festival takes place from November 3-6 with all films being screened at the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas. HeyUGuys will be providing coverage during the 4-day long festival.

Read the full schedule here