Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Racial Equity Screen Office
Barbara has spent over 25 years as a community advocate to increase opportunities for Asian artists in Canada in mainstream music, film, TV, and media. She is the Founder of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF). Canada’s oldest Asian film festival, Elimin8Hate.org and co-creator of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM). In 2020, she founded the Racial Equity Screen Office (RESO) to develop more co-productions between Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. Barbara is also a writer and independent filmmaker and has worked as a broadcast journalist receiving the national Radio and Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA) Award for Best Editorial in 1998. Her film “Between the Laughter” was one of the National Film Board’s REELDIVERSITY 2004 winners which aired on CBC and PBS Northwest. She is currently finishing her personal music documentary SING MY SONG and her horror script.