Now in Our 8th Year!

Thanks to your overwhelming support, the Vancouver South African Film Festival is returning for its 8th year in 2018!

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!


2018 VSAFF Organizing Committee

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

2018 Film Selection Committee

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

Communications Staff

    • Elmar Dela Cruz
    • Clare Yow

With thanks to Amer Alkhatib, Marc Weber & Rob Wilson