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Golden Delicious film image, director Jason Karman

World Premiere

Golden Delicious is a fresh and engaging coming-of-age story about an Asian-Canadian teenager who is torn between his girlfriend’s dreams of their future and his father’s ambition, all the while struggling with finding himself and following his own desires. In his first feature, director Jason Karman vividly brings to life the joys and complications of a young man who suddenly discovers feelings for the boy next door. Locally shot and set in East Vancouver, this film is a rare and important entry in a genre that has been traditionally represented by white, heterosexual, and mainstream narratives. Wonderfully acted by an ensemble cast, and led by Cardi Wong in a charming, complex, and at times heartbreaking performance. Entertaining, sensitive, and ultimately feel-good, Golden Delicious is a sumptuous and culturally specific story set in the age of social media. It is meant to be told and seen. A winner of the 2022 Frameline Completion Fund.


Q&A Oct 5 & Oct 9


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Gender or Sexual Discrimination, Bullying

120 min

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Executive Producer

Jason Karman


Kristyn Stilling


Gorrman Lee


Alfonso Chin


Mike Jackson

Production Design

Jordan Bent

Original Music

Mary Ancheta


Jason Karman headshot, Golden Delicious director

Jason Karman

Jason Karman (he/him) is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production and Creative Writing. His films have screened internationally and won awards. His short film, Lions in Waiting, was selected by Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent for the 2018 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Karman is working on his second feature film.