“We are thrilled to have the participation of YesAsia.com and YesStyle.com as part of this year’s festival,” said Barbara Lee, founder and president of VAFF. “Their support as joint sponsors will help us recognize filmmakers and help bring an exciting array of independent and commercial films produced by Asian-Canadians and Asian-
Americans to people in Metro Vancouver.” Joshua Lau, CEO and founder of YesAsia.com and YesStyle.com added: “YesAsia.com and YesStyle.com are
pleased to be able to support a worthy organization like VAFF. We are proud to extend our reach beyond the Internet and help promote arts and multiculturalism in BC.”
The 15th annual VAFF will take place on November 3–6, 2011, at Cinemark Tinseltown Theatres in Vancouver. Organizers are expecting close to 3,000 audience members over the four-day festival.
About the Vancouver Asian Film Festival
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society (VAFF) is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates diversity in film by providing a forum for independent Canadian and American Asian filmmakers to showcase their work to Asian and non-Asian audiences in Vancouver. VAFF is the oldest Asian film festival in Canada. It was founded by
independent filmmaker and writer Barbara K. Lee in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. Since then tens of thousands of film lovers have experienced a diverse selection of North American-Asian and international films. VAFF is entirely organized and produced by a group of dedicated volunteers, and is made possible by generous
financial support from corporate sponsors, public funders and private donors.
Established in 1998, YesAsia.com is a leading online source for Asian entertainment products. With a user-friendly interface, culture-specific content, fresh new releases, and a comprehensive selection of products, YesAsia.com has become a favourite of customers worldwide. Products include Chinese, Japanese and Korean
movie DVDs, TV dramas, comics, anime, toys and more.
YesStyle is the world's largest online Asian fashion retailer, offering a wide range of high-quality fashion, jewelry, accessories and beauty products, all carefully selected by in-house stylists. Launched in 2006, www.yesstyle.com allows customers to browse over 300 fashion brands from Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong. To serve growing customer bases around the world, YesStyle launched www.yesstyle.com.au and www.yesstyle.com.hk in 2010, and www.yesstyle.co.uk in 2011. Highlighting the latest trends and styles, YesStyle is dedicated to providing the best platforms for designers and fashion brands to connect with international customers.