Monday, October 22, 2007

"Death Note" @ 11th VAFF : November 1- 4...

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The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) celebrates its 11th year with a line-up of features, shorts and docs from independent North American filmmakers with highlights from Asia.

Special guests include writer/director Justin "The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift" Lin.

This year's Festival takes place @ Tinseltown Theatres, November 1-4 with 15 selected screenings covering 41 films. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

From his indie "Better Luck Tomorrow" to "The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift", Justin Lin returns to VAFF to discuss his cinematic journey and screen his latest film "Finishing The Game", double-billed with Anson Ho's making-of doc "Building A Journey". IN THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR WITH JUSTIN LIN, will be moderated by VAFF's Barbara Lee. The program will also feature a guest appearance by actor Roger Fan, encouraging audience participation.

Other features at this year's VAFF will include:

Ho Tam screening his retro piece, "Confessions Of A Salesman"; Quentin Lee presenting his first doc "0506HK"; a special screening of the manga comic book-to-film "Death Note"; "Falling For Grace", starring Grace Tang; "Remember The Days" that looks at the girl next door,; "Mouse A Love Story" focusing on a man's perfect female match; "Shanghai Kiss" follows an out of work actor who flees to Shanghai; in HIROS AND VILLAINS, filmmaker Nilesh Patel moderates a discussion on depictions of Asians in the media with panelists Jason Furukawa, casting director Judy Lee, filmmaker Binky Mendez and former city councilor B.C. Lee, followed by a discussion and screening of "Windowbreaker", "Another Western", "Running Dragon"; THE ART OF REVOLUTION looks at the power of the media to affect change, moderated by Hayne Wai with panelists Jim Wong-Chu, Dr Henry Yu, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and Ho Tam; THE IRONY OF IT ALL screens 'Noise and Music", "Air and Water", female musical "E.V.E.S.", the thriller "Shrine", "Equal Opportunity", "The Scoopers" and "Miss Chinatown, USA"; the VANISHING ART OF CHINESE OPERA screens "Little Tiger" and "Madam Zhang's Dream"; LOVING THE ALIEN screens "Cut and Dry", "D4 Delivery" and "Bolinao 52";

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society (VAFF) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for independent North American Asian filmmakers...

Festival sponsors:

Cinemark Tinseltown





Destination Toyota

Canada Council for the Arts

City of Vancouver

National Film Board of Canada

Together Production

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