Canadian filmmakers and film productions have always had a special presence at VLAFF. This year, we will present the fifth edition of Indigenous Film from BC & Beyond, which includes stunning works by Amanda Strong, Gail Maurice and Trevor Mack. We are very pleased to announce a special screening of He Hated Pigeons with a live score by the band Morning Show. Jean-Guillaume Caplain and Francis Delfour will attend the festival to present their mesmerizing 51 Malecón and Pablo Alvarez-Mesa will present his impressive documentary Our Forest Moon. Chilean-Quebecois filmmaker Orlando Arriagada takes us on a journey to discover the roots of ceviche in Peru in The DNA of Ceviche, and Juan Manuel Sepúlveda takes a penetrating look at one of Canada’s most impoverished neighborhoods in The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park.

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CANADA LOOKS SOUTH 

He Hated Pigeons (with live score by Morning Show) Dir: Ingrid Veninger

Our Forest Moon (Nuestro Monte Luna) Dir: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa

51 Malecón  Dir: Jean-Guillaume Caplain & Francis Delfour

Abyss (Abismo) Dir: Pablo Diconca

Acá Nada / Acá Elsewhere Dir: Sarah Shamash

The DNA of Ceviche Dir: Orlando Arriagada

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park  Dir: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

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INDIGENOUS SHORTS 

Assini Dir: Gail Maurice

The Black Case (La mallette noire) Dir: Caroline Monnet & Daniel Watchorn

Clouds of Autumn Dir: Trevor Mack & Matthew Taylor Blais

Mia' Dir: Amanda Strong & Bracken Hanuse Corlett

Pearl Elisa Moar & Meky Ottawa

Without Words Jules Koostachin