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VSAFF In The News - 2018

READ: People’s Choice award for BEYOND THE RIVER at VSAFF 2018 (Parkland)

READFilm festival meets social engagement (The Source)

VSAFF In The News - 2017

READ: Vancouver South African Film Festival presents multifaceted view of struggling nation (The Georgia Straight)

READ3 screenings to catch at the 2017 Vancouver South African Film Festival (The Georgia Straight)

READ: South African community connects through film (The Source)

VSAFF In The News - 2016

READ: It’s Glory Time for South African cinema at Vancouver Festival (The Georgia Straight)

READThe Shore Break reveals plights of Pondo indigenous culture in South Africa (The Georgia Straight)

VSAFF In The News - 2013

In the Georgia Straight, Little One producer Anton Ernst says VSAFF is a natural selection for the film’s official release: “The movie stands for things like hope and love, and the proceeds of the festival go to… a nonprivileged school in the Western Cape in South Africa. So it’s a very good fit.”

The Georgia Straight’s Travis Lupick says Little One “accomplishes a rare feat of emotional complexity.”

La Source previews the 2013 VSAFF (French).

VSAFF In The News - 2012

The Province’s Glen Schaefer reviews Under African Skies. “From a distance of 25 years,” he writes, “the palpable joy of Simon and his fellow players in that studio is infectious.”

The Georgia Straight’s Yolande Cole previews the 2012 VSAFF and chats with festival director Ian Merkel.

VSAFF In The News - 2011

VSAFF Co-founder David Chudnovsky joins Lawrence Boxall on Wake-up with Co-op radio, 102.7 FM.

“Vancouver South African Film Festival aims for authenticity,” says the Georgia Straight. Craig Takeuchi takes a look at the inaugural VSAFF. takes a look at the 1st Vancouver South African Film Festival.