A Digital Bounty Production: Edited by Jon Warne, Jonathan Dolan and Crysta Fedorchuk
Supported by VAFF Marketing
"What's Your Perspective?"
This year's festival features a diverse mix of 40 independent, controversial and thought-provoking films from around the world.
The opening film for VAFF 2014 is the Canadian premiere of VAFF alumnus director Dave Boyle's MAN FROM RENO, an engrossing neo-noir thriller set in the back streets of San Francisco.
EVANGELINE from local director and Women in Film & Television award recipient Karen Lam promises to be a hit with horror-genre fans and local cinephiles alike, as will AFTERIMAGES: FIVE HORROR FILMS FROM HELL by Singapore-based director Tony Kern (co-presented by the Vancouver Singpore Film Festival).
Other films to note are the Canadian premiere of M CREAM, a college road movie from Delhi to the Himalayan foothills about the search for a mythical type of hash, from Indian indie director Agneya Singh; the World Premiere of THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO, a revealing documentary of this ubiquitous Chinese-North American food and culture; the Canadian premiere of A PICTURE OF YOU, our Centrepiece Presentation; a web shorts program and panel featuring local Asian Canadian as well as Asian American web producers; and a retrospective of 18 years of short works by Asian and Asian Canadian animators.
VAFF 2014 closes with A LEADING MAN, a pointed dramedy about a blacklisted Asian American actor who fights to survive in LA by sleeping his way to the top - a theme that finds plenty of resonance in Vancouver's own film and television industry.