The Mighty Asian Movie Making Marathon Returns for its 15th year
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The Mighty Asian Movie Making Marathon Returns for its 15th year

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival’s annual short film-making competition is back for its 15th year supporting, fostering and showcasing emerging Asian and mixed Asian filmmakers! The Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM) offers a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents to both moviegoers and potential distributors alike. The competition lasts for 3 weeks wherein contestants … Continue reading

Free Art Talk: “The Garden and Art as Sanctuary” with Shayla Perrault
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Free Art Talk: “The Garden and Art as Sanctuary” with Shayla Perrault

This Friday at 2pm PST, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden is proud to present “The Garden and Art as a Sanctuary”, with Shayla Perrault. “My paintings appear as a split imagery system. Elements of design, pattern and order are juxtaposed against invented and muted mindscapes. They are meditations on the physical and spiritual aspects … Continue reading

Stream our Virtual Recognition Awards Ceremony
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Stream our Virtual Recognition Awards Ceremony

On June 19th, 2020, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month hosted our very first Virtual Recognition Awards Ceremony. We were joined by our President, Leticia Sanchez, Minister of Citizens’ Services Hon. Anne Kang, VAHMS directors Jing Palad, Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan and Patricia Woroch, festival coordinator Jasper Sloan Yip, and musical guest VI AN. You can stream the entire ceremony here, and learn about our three … Continue reading

Indigenous Heritage Month
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Indigenous Heritage Month

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity that we all have to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Celebrating National Indigenous History Month in June is an important tribute to the heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. Recognizing the historic contributions … Continue reading

Remembering Alireza Ahmadian, Advocate for True Inclusivity
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Remembering Alireza Ahmadian, Advocate for True Inclusivity

Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society recognizes the potential of a diverse Vancouver and advocates for equity, inclusion, collaboration and the social integration of Asian-Canadian communities. VAHMS appreciates the social benefits of multiculturalism and believes in the peaceful and respectful coexistence of not only Pan-Asian communities but of all ethnocultural groups in Canada. As these values … Continue reading

An Interview with Sujit Vaidya
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An Interview with Sujit Vaidya

Sujit Vaidya is an independent Bharatanatyam artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia whom you may recognize from this year’s festival poster. As an interpreter, he has performed extensively in Canada, US, Europe and India. He has many solo margam presentations (traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire) to his credit and has performed in duet and group productions with … Continue reading