14th Vancouver Asian Film Festival: Nov 4-7, 2010


14th Vancouver Asian Film Festival Nov 4-7 2010

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society (VAFF) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for independent North American Asian filmmakers to showcase their work to both Asian and non-Asian audiences. The aim of VAFF is to foster an understanding and appreciation of today’s independent North American Asian filmmakers, while providing a springboard to larger film festivals. The society endeavours to represent the often ignored North American Asians caught between two cultures. The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society will provide a cultural bridge between the Asian and non-Asian communities as well as the Asian communities themselves.

Buy Tickets & Passes Early
The majority of screenings sell out fast and VAFF special events are very popular. Don’t miss out on your opportunities to mingle with filmmakers, actors, and other industry guests at VAFF. Get your tickets and passes early.

Rush Tickets
In the event of a sold out program, a limited number of rush tickets may become available immediately before the show. A separate line for each sold out program will be formed outside the venue box office approximately one hour before show time. As tickets become available, they will be sold to individuals in line order while supplies last.

Venues & Parking Info
This year, VAFF expands its screenings to two locations:

  • Cinemark Tinseltown Theatres, 3rd Floor, 88 W. Pender St., Vancouver from Nov 4 -7
  • SFU/Praxis Theatre in the Woodward’s Building at 149 W. Hastings screening films on Saturday Nov. 6 only.

Go green and walk or bike to the theatres.
You can also get to the theatres by Skytrain (Stadium Station) or bus.
There is also underground pay parking at the Tinseltown complex (enter off Abbott St.).

Stay For Q&A Sessions
Many filmmakers and cast members will be available to answer questions after the show. Stay in your seats for an intimate discussion. Mingle with them at the VAFF After-Parties!

Single Ticket Prices
Note: VAFF Membership fee ($2) NOT included in any ticket or pass prices.

  • Opening Night & Closing Night 1st Screenings | $15.00 (all seats)
  • Evenings | $10.00 (after 6pm)
  • Matinees | $8.00
  • Students/Seniors 65+ | $7.00* with valid ID – excludes Opening Night and Closing Night films screenings

VAFF 5 PACKS | $40.00

  • Valid for 5 separate film screenings
  • Excludes Opening & Closing Night films
  • Not valid for special events.
  • VAFF Membership Fee ($2) not included

VAFF VIP Passes
This is our Festival BEST BUY, as the VIP Pass includes Opening & Closing Night films and all Special Events

VAFF VIP Pass | $88.00 (in advance before October 31)
VAFF VIP Pass | $150.00 (after October 31)

Note: Only 200 VIP Passes available for sale

Get the VAFF VIP treatment! Receive complimentary priority access to all film screenings and special events at the Festival. Mingle with filmmakers, actors, and other industry guests. You save money too! Check online for event info and updates. Get your VAFF VIP Pass early to avoid disappointment.

Opening Night Film + Reception
Kick off the 2010 Vancouver Asian Film Festival with the Canadian Premiere of director Sona Jain’s award-winning feature film FOR REAL. Mix and mingle afterwards with visiting filmmakers, celebrities, writers and local personalities.

Thursday, November 4
Film | 7:30 pm
Gala | 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Advance Ticket | $30.00
At the Door | $40.00

Gala Reception Only Ticket | $20.00
Opening Film Only Ticket | $15.00

Gala Reception | Kentizen Fusion Lounge @ Tinseltown, 2nd Floor, 88 W. Pender St.
Cash bar

Centrepiece Reception
Following the Centrepiece screening of Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s latest documentary SING CHINA! come and celebrate at the beautiful and chic The Keefer Bar in the heart of revitalized Chinatown, a place where you can escape the rush and unwind in a unique atmosphere where cocktails, food and music are in harmony.

Centrepiece Reception | 9:30 pm – 1:00 am
KEEFER BAR
135 Keefer Street, Chinatown
Free Admission | for VIP, Filmmaker, Media and Corporate Sponsorship Pass Holders
General Public | $5
Must be 19 to attend – ID may be requested
Cash bar

Filmmakers’ Luncheon
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will announce the annual award for the Best Canadian Short at this private luncheon for filmmakers, industry, media and special VAFF guests.

Sunday, November 7 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St., Chinatown
(Closed Event)

Closing Night Wrap Party
Wrap this year’s VAFF with Closing Night director Jeff Chiba Stearns at the swanky see-and-be-seen OPUS Bar, the perfect backdrop for Vancouver’s style savvy crowd. Unwind and chill with the VAFF Execs and Volunteers as we all take a much needed break.

“IT’S A WRAP!” WRAP PARTY
Sunday, November 7 | 9:30 pm – Midnight
OPUS BAR 350 Davie St., Yaletown

Free Admission | for VIP, Filmmaker, Media and Corporate Sponsorship Pass Holders
General Public | $5
Must be 19 to attend – ID may be requested

For more information, please visit: http://www.vaff.org


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