2022 Audience Choice Local Documentary Awards

Threads of Love by director Amy Chyan is 2022 DocFest’s Audience Choice Local Documentary Award Winner!

Congratulations to Threads of Love on winning both the Belleville Downtown DocFest 2022, Audience Choice Award for Best Local Film, and the Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Film.

Watch the video (below) of the Award Presentation and Q&A interview with Amy Chyan (Director) and Tina Nguyen (XXL&CO).

Award Presentation and Q&A

Threads of Love is a short documentary directed by Amy Chyan about Tina Nguyen about her fast-growing, Belleville-based handmade scrunchie business XXL&CO and how families show love. Amy Chyan is a Toronto-based journalist and filmmaker who has worked for Vice, CBC and NBC News.

Threads of Love

A Tik Tok video with more than two million views exploded the handmade scrunchie business of Belleville, Ontario based XXL & CO during the pandemic. This short film takes us right inside the fabric of this vibrant, contemporary local business, as it happens.

Started by mural artist Tina Nguyen in her 400 sq. ft. Toronto condo, the family business highlights acts of service, the love language of her East Asian parents. After dropping out of art school, Tina and XXL & CO beat the odds and continue to grow with lofty goals.


Belleville Downtown DocFest 2022, Audience Choice Award for Best Local Film, and the Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Film

Festival Note

This film had its global premier at the 11th Annual Docfest in 2022, the film won both Audience Choice Awards at the Festival in the same year.


Amy Chyan


English, Vietnamese
(English subtitles)

Film Details

2022, 17 min

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