Film fest goes ‘Combinasian’
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival is in its 14th year, has added some new wrinkles.
“The idea behind the festival is to provide a forum for independent Asian filmmakers in North America to showcase their work to both Asian and non-Asian audiences,” explains festival publicist Yumi Numata.
“This year the theme is “˜Combinasian,’ highlighting the kind of relationship between Asian and Western practices and perspectives, and celebrating that kind of diffusion of the West and Asian culture through film.”
“We programmed more documentaries, and we also made an effort to branch out to the South Asian community. Previously there were a lot of Japanese/Chinese/Korean films, and Filipino, but this year we programmed three South Asian films.”