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Vancouver Asian Film Festival Fund

A fund aiming to support talented Asian Canadian filmmakers and TV producers to create projects that raise the profile of Asians in Canada!


Vancouver Asian Film Festival


VAFF Film Fund (VAFF²) founded by VAFF Lifetime Benefactor Mr. Richard K. Wong  to assist talented Asian Canadian filmmakers and TV producers produce creative projects that raise the profile of Asians in Canada.

The 2022-23 Film Fund (VAFF²) was established to address the challenges faced by Asian Canadians in the film industry and was made possible by Richard K. Wong’s generous contribution of $12,500 in 2021. VAFF aims to secure further donors and sponsors to increase the amount available under the Fund.

To provide Asian Canadian filmmakers the opportunity to complete their works, the VAFF may finance original, high-quality projects (collectively or individually, the “Project”) that satisfy the criteria of the Fund, including those set out below, as may be amended or otherwise determined by VAFF at its sole discretion.  VAFF’s hope is that the Project will further establish Asian Canadians as talented and notable filmmakers and actors.

Project applications submitted by Feb 19, 2023 (11:59 PM) PST will be evaluated by VAFF, and the owner of the selected Project(s) will receive up to $10,000 according to an agreed timeline.

Submission fee: $50 (CAD)

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to determine the potential success of a project:

  • Track record of Producer and Creative team
  • Appeal to Canadian audience
  • Film festival potential
  • International pre-sale/financing
  • Appeal to international audience
  • Potential for distribution
  • VAFF is under no obligation to award the fund if no projects are deemed suitable; the fund will be rolled over to next year.
  • VAFF is under no obligation to provide feedback on projects not selected for funding.


Applications and all required documents must be received by 11:59pm PST on Feb 19, 2023





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