september, 2018

09sep6:15 pm9:00 pm13th Annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon(MAMM) Screening & AwardsThe Rio TheatreCountry:Canada

Event Details

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF)’s Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM) celebrates its 13th year during Summer of 2018 of supporting and showcasing emerging local filmmakers. Who will win the MAMM13 challenge? Join us at the Rio Theatre on Sunday September 9th, 2018 as we screen the MAMM13 finalists in the 10-minute Short and 1-minute Ultra Short categories, find out which two teams from each category will win the adjudicated prizes, and help us select the “Fan’s Choice Award” (overall short and overall performance)!

Come see the top films, and stay to congratulate your favourite teams in person at the after party.

We’re also very excited that the luminous Nhi Do – television/film/stage actress, producer, director, with credits including Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009) – will be our MC for the evening!
Actress Nhi Do, Photo by Jenna Berman – © Copyright, Mandisa Photography

Please remember to print and bring your Eventbrite tickets to help us check everyone in as efficiently as

Doors Open: 6:15pm
Event Starts: 6:45pm
Afterparty: 9:15pm – Location TBA

Advance tickets (online), until 2:00pm Sunday September 9th: $15
Rush tickets at the door (if still available): $18
Ticket price includes Awards Screening, VAFF2018 Membership Fee, and Afterparty access
All Tickets are non-refundable.

IF CAPACITY ALLOWS, Afterparty-only tickets will be available at 9:45pm (cash-only) at the door of the afterparty venue for $5 (these tickets do not include VAFF2018 Membership).

Cocktail-style appies will be available at the afterparty courtesy of VAFF!

Here are our competing teams:


TEAM The ChoZen Ones – “Soul 4 Soul” – Team Leader: Shar Yeoh
TEAM NGTV Productions – “Followers: Wifi, Interrupted” – Team Leader: Milton Ng
TEAM Renegade Warrior – “Eight Short Films About Cell Phones” – Team Leader: Ronin Wong
TEAM Eunoia – “CR: Complete Reality” – Team Leader: Berlin Lu
TEAM Team Mani-ho! – “Moving Day” – Team Leader: Brian Nguyen
TEAM Bunny Man – “Bunny Man” – Team Leader: Athena Han
TEAM Hot Java – “Robin & James” – Team Leader: Alesandria Mentari
TEAM Travisty – Team Leader: Kate Ely


TEAM Korean Canuck – Team Leader: Yoosik Ethan Oum
TEAM The ChoZen Ones – Team Leader: Shar Yeoh
TEAM Bruised Peach – Team Leader: Jaymee Mak
TEAM The Fresh Breeze – Team Leader: Gerry Chow
TEAM yllw – Team Leader: Carolyn Yip
TEAM Yekim76 – Team Leader: Michael Arzadon
TEAM Last Second Productions – Team Leader: Aurora Chan
TEAM Lannister – Team Leader: Lee Shorten
TEAM Soul Fruit – Team Leader: Beatrice Armstrong

NOTE: Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) which include awards screening and after party (until venue capacity is reached). There is no guaranteed entrance to the after party once venue capacity has been reached, even with a ticket. There is no partial refund, if you do not get into the after party. Sorry, no reservations.

The after party event is 19 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to the after party event, and will not be eligible for a refund.


These films have not been rated by the Provincial classifiers; only VAFF members will be allowed into this screening. 2018/19 Membership fee is included in the ticket price (expires September 1st, 2019).


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(Sunday) 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm PDT


The Rio Theatre

1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1 Canada


Vancouver Asian Film Festival