Now in Our 7th Year!

Thanks to your overwhelming support, the Vancouver South African Film Festival is returning for its 7th year in 2017!

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

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

Education without Borders

VSAFF is a non-profit event organized entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from the festival go to supporting the important educational development work Education without Borders has been doing in South Africa since 2002.

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

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2017 VSAFF Committee

  • Ruth Herman, Co-founder and co-festival director
  • David Chudnovsky, Co-founder
  • Rebecca Naidoo, Co-festival director
  • Cecil Hershler, Co-founder
  • Ruth Hershler, Co-founder
  • Sandy Berman
  • Ron Johnson
  • Marc Weber

Film Committee

  • Maurice Bloch
  • Wendy Royal
  • 
Judith Snider
  • Janet Dempsey
  • Lynne van Meer
  • Lama Mugabo

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  • Cath Methven
  • Mark Dawson