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Now in Our 9th Year!

Thanks to your overwhelming support, the Vancouver South African Film Festival is returning for its 9th year in 2019!

VSAFF is proud to present features and documentaries that explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa – films that inspire, inform, and entertain.

South Africa, with its diverse population, rich tradition of struggle for democracy and equity, and complex political and economic reality, has produced numerous outstanding films. The movies you will see at VSAFF are among those.

VSAFF is the first significant festival of South African films held anywhere outside of South Africa.


In Support of Education without Borders

VSAFF is a non-profit event organized entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from the festival go to supporting Education without Borders to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk children through initiatives in South Africa and Canada.

We look forward to seeing you in March! Thank you for your support of VSAFF and Education without Borders!

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2019 VSAFF Organizing Committee

  • Ruth Herman, Co-founder & Co-Festival Director
  • Rebecca Naidoo, Co-Festival Director
  • Cecil Hershler, Co-Founder
  • Ruth Hershler, Co-Founder
  • David Chudnovsky, Co-Founder & Film Curator
  • Sandy Berman and Michele Paulse, Gala
  • Ron Johnson, Sponsorship
  • Julian Parr, Marketing & Communications

2019 Film Selection Committee

  • David Chudnovsky, Chair
  • Maurice Bloch
  • Maurice McGregor
  • Lama Mugabo
  • Rebecca Naidoo
  • Wendy Royal
  • Judith Snider
  • Lynne Van Meer