VAFF presents the Red Packet Challenge Screening & Awards Gala

RPC_Web-1-770x433The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) will be hosting the “Red Packet Challenge” at Vancity Theatre. The challenge is an exciting contest where anyone with a video camera or smart phone can get creative and show off their storytelling skills by entering their micro–films to win from a fabulous selection of prizes. Don’t miss the chance to  find out who will receive the top adjudicated prizes, and you can also help select the “Ultimate Fan Favourite Choice Award” at the screening gala.

The top 3 contestants in each category will be announced at the screening, along with the winners of the Ultimate Fan Favourite Choice Award in each category.  With a total of 8 prizes to be awarded, the top 16–20 adjudicated videos will have a theatrical premiere at the #VAFFRPC 2015 screening event.

Celebrity judges, Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Reiko Mackenzie, Casting Director Judy Lee, Fairchild Host & Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s Tony Ma and CBC Vancouver News Anchor Mi-Young Lee will be in attendance at the screening and awards gala event.

The top Ultra Short and Micro Film adjudicated videos will be as follow:

All guests will receive a “Red Packet Gift” at the gala. Each Red Packet Gift will include up to $15 worth of items such as movie tickets, VAFF November festival tickets, local restaurant gift certificates, local merchant swag and many more. Come join us and congratulate your favourite individual or team in person at the gala.

Box Office open / Check in: 8:30 PM
Screening: 9:00 PM
Advance tickets (online): $10 (Online ticket sales will close at 4:00 pm onAug, 27th)
Rush tickets at the door: $15

Group Rate: buy 8 tickets – 10% off (Use promo code: vaffrpcgroup2015)

Ticket price includes Red Packet gift, Screening & Award Gala and VAFF Membership Fee

All Ticket are non-refundable


These films have not been rated by the Provincial classifiers; only VAFF members will be allowed into this screening. 2015/16 Membership fee is included in the ticket price (expires May 31, 2016). Please click on Membership and fill out the 2015/16 VAFF membership form.

Follow the VAFF as it unfolds at:

Facebook/Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Twitter/@VAFFVancouver #VAFF2015 #VAFFRPC


About the Vancouver Asian Film Festival

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society (VAFF) is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates diversity in film by providing a forum for independent Canadian and American Asian filmmakers to showcase their work to Asian and non-Asian audiences in Vancouver. The longest running Asian film festival in Canada, it was founded by independent filmmaker and writerBarbara K. Lee in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. VAFF is entirely organized and produced by a group of dedicated volunteers, and is made possible through support from community partnerships and generous financial support from corporate sponsors, public funders and private donors. Organizers are expecting close to 4,000 audience members over the four day festival.


Krystele Chavez
Krystele was born and raised on the beautiful island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Although from a tiny community, she was already traveling to North America at the age of 12 to compete and champion international public speaking competitions. Her global perspective has helped her branch out to discover new opportunities when she moved to BC seven years ago. At just 21, she has received a B.A. in Communications from SFU and has already worked for numerous organizations including Metro Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Special Olympics BC, and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association to name a few. She is an entrepreneur, and handles social media for reputable brands. Krystele's passion is to help others find their voice and be heard, as well as inspire others to make the world a better place.