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Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival

Vancouver’s First Virtual Reality Film Festival

“Changing storytelling for the world into 360 degrees. By combining the magic of film with the possibilities of VR and creating memorable experiences.”

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VAFF 20 Opening Gala – Media Wall

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VAFF 20 Opening Gala – Event

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AIM3 – Asians in Movies, Media, Music

VAFF INDUSTRY presents: AIM³ SUMMIT (Asians in Movies + Media + Music)

For 20 years, VAFF has championed increasing diversity and representation in mainstream media, in front of and behind, the camera. Vancouver is the ideal location for like-minded advocates to gather—we are home to a large, active Asian filmmaking and acting population, affectionately referred to as “Hollywood North”, and arguably the best gateway to Asia. VAFF fiercely supports campaigns such as #StarringJohnCho and #OscarsSoWhite, and will continue to help coordinate these passionate efforts into an actionable plan for substantial change.

For each of the three summit sessions, panel speakers will share personal stories, journeys, and experiences in their fields, then gather at the end of the session to participate in a roundtable discussion allowing for the audience the opportunity to join in on the conversations.

AIM³ session registration is open to VAFF Industry, Filmmaker and VIP Passholders, as well as festival ticket holders with membership.

SESSION 1:  Asians in Comics: Genesis for Future Screenplays – BUY TICKETS

  • Speaker 1: Jennifer de Guzman
  • Speaker 2:  Jon Tsuei
  • Speaker 3: Sarah Kuhn
  • Speaker 4: Christine Norrie
  • Speaker 5: Bernard Chang
  • Moderator: Leonard S Wong

SESSION 2:  Asians in Music: In Search of Asian Rockstars in North America – BUY TICKETS

  • Speaker 1 & 2: SA TrackWorks (Steve Smith and Anthony Anderson)
  • Speaker 3: Troy Samson
  • Speaker 4: Gina Oh
  • Speaker 5: Alfa Garcia
  • Speaker 6: David Quan
  • Speaker 7: Jane Shin
  • Speaker 8: Music BC (Lindsay MacPherson and Becky Wosk)
  • Moderator: Andrea Gin

SESSION 3:  Asians in Movies: Casting for Asian Leads and Standing up for Change – BUY TICKETS

  • Keynote Speaker: William Yu
  • Speaker 1: Kevin K. Li
  • Speaker 2: Judy Lee
  • Speaker 3: Raymond Massey
  • Speaker 4: Agam Darshi
  • Speaker 5: Diana Bang
  • Speaker 6: Jeff Yang
  • Speaker 7: National Bank – Film Financing
  • Moderator: Lee Shortern

DATE: Friday, November 4–Saturday, November 5, 2016

LOCATION:  Cineplex Odeon International Village Theatres, 88 W. Pender Street, Vancouver

For the session schedule, description and panelist/moderator announcement updates, please refer to the online schedule for Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3


VAFF 20th Anniversary

To celebrate VAFF20 and its theme, “Homecoming,” we are proud to showcase our story of how we got from there, to here, and a brief glimpse into the possible future and how we celebrate diversity in our society. With the theme “Homecoming,” the VAFF 20 lineup invites us to explore different interpretations and accommodations of “home,” and what it symbolizes—particularly for diaspora. The festival’s 12 film programs include a local youth filmmaker showcase and 35 feature-length and short films of all genres, with English dialogue and/or English subtitles, from the local and international Asian diaspora. Highlights include four world premieres, 2 North American premieres, and 10 Canadian premieres. An additional 6 films are Vancouver premieres.

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Tickets are available online from October 6th at VAFF website, or at the theatre box office from November 3rd at 6:00pm.

For more information, please email info@vaff.org.


Pacific Crossing Series

PACIFIC CROSSING is a media group focused on promoting artists and businesses of Canada in fashion, music, art, technology, food and beverage industries who are interested in expanding to the China Market.

Beijing Art Festival

New release of Andy Chu’s short documentary highlight of The Meet in Beijing Art Festival events included many Canadian performers in dance and music of the opening concert through the eyes of Chan Hon Goh – director of Goh Ballet Academy.

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Andy Chu can’t wait to ‘Meet in Beijing’

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Andy Chu can’t wait to ‘Meet in Beijing’

Vancouver, BC (April 18, 2016): Canadian Producer and creative Andy Chu heads to China to share in Canada’s pride as Guest Country of Honor for the 2016 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival.

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Andy has had bestowed upon him the great honor of not only accompanying a selection of Canada’s finest entertainers and artists as they head to China as part of Canada’s delegation for Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, but to also document this momentous occasion. Andy has worked extensively for many years promoting and aiding Canada’s Arts and culture scene. He is currently Executive Producer and Creative Director of FMA, producing multiple TV shows, fashion shows, concerts and the FMA annual gala. He also works as the board director of Vancouver Asia Film Festival, as well as previously working with Vogue US for Fashion Night Out Vancouver, Miss World Canada and YMCA Women of Distinction Awards.

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This trip marks Andy’s second time in China, but will be his first trip to Beijing, and he looks forward to not only documenting and supporting Canada’s artists, but also experiencing the incredibly rich and diverse culture that China has to offer. He will be joining Canada’s delegation as they travel to China representing Canada with the opportunity to build relationships, grow cultural understanding, and partake in learning and cultural exchange. He sees this as an amazing opportunity to not only share this incredible experience with his fellow Canadians through the documentary, but also as a chance to grow his strong bonds with the Canadian arts community as he follows them on this momentous journey and builds his own understanding and experience. This amazing opportunity furthers Andy’s life’s work of promoting Canadian arts, but now gives him the opportunity to work with them on a world stage. Andy is excited to be working with The Canadian Fund for International Understanding through Culture (Can4Culture) whose work has been vital to this project. Can4Culture have been working in consultation with the Canadian and Chinese agencies to prepare and coordinate on behalf of Canada’s delegation.

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About Meet in Beijing Art Festival

Meet in Beijing Arts Festival is a large-scale international festival hosted by China’s Ministry of Culture, Beijing Municipality Government, and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.  The programming for the event is produced by China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), who have been responsible for it since the festival’s inauguration. The Meet in Beijing Arts Festival aims to enrich the cultural life of Beijing and to promote Chinese culture and arts as well as promoting cultural exchange with the other participating countries. During the festival, now in its 16th year, more than 400 artists from 25 countries will join 400 Chinese performers to stage more than 100 performances and two theme exhibitions in Beijing. This year’s theme is “Romance in Spring” and will feature Canada as the Guest Country of Honor. This is a huge honor for Canada, as highlighted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his letter of congratulations. “Over the past 16 years, it has become one of China’s foremost cultural events, and on behalf of the Government of Canada, we are honored to be the featured country this year”.

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Featured Canadian performers at The Meet in Beijing Arts Festival 2016

Canada’s delegation consists of artists including Vancouver’s Chan Hon Goh and the GOH Ballet, Toronto’s Soprano Katherine Whyte and Comedian Dashan, the Ottawa Bach Choir, Montreal’s Ensemble Caprice and Buzz Brass, as well as Pointe Claire’s Drama-Magic act ‘OUTBRIDGE – Clockwork Mysteries’. There will also a photographic exhibit on Canada as well as an exhibition of Haida art.

The trip will end with a private reception at Canada’s Chinese Embassy being held by Ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques in honor of the event.

Pacific Crossing – Meet in Beijing Art Festival


A taste of Paris – Pascal Millet fashion show

An exclusive engagement with French designer PASCAL MILLET – the designer showcase his luxury ready-to-wear SS 16 collection at the Vancouver Club presented by CICINO – Produced by Andy Chu and Donna Yasmeen

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November Madness – 4 events in 3 days

After a big success of launching one of the largest Chinese luxury jewelry conglomerate Lao Feng Xiang (LFX Jewelry) first Canadian store on the famous Alberni St “luxury boutiques district”, in Vancouver. We are excited to share other exclusive and exciting events in November Read more


Show Director of the 32nd Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Andy Chu of FMA Entertainment is honoured to be the Awards Show Director of the 32nd Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 26th. This exclusive event will celebrate extraordinary women leaders.
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