Spectacular Screening

Spring

April 19, 2017 is National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) 150, an annual event held in communities all across the country to celebrate Canada through Canadian film. It's a day to sit back in your seat, take off your toque, and have some FUN!

To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday and the 21st year of VAFF, we are partnering with REEL CANADA and community partners explorASIAN and Hapa-palooza present spring screening of Mixed Match. A panel discussion on the mixed race subject with director and guest panelist will follow the film screening.

Panelists

  • Director: BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns
  • Guest - TBA

Venue

Vancouver Public Library - Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC

Date

April 19, 2017 (Wednesay)

Time

Door open: 6:00 pm
Screening: 6:30 pm

Event Registration

https://national-canadian-film-day-screening-mixed-match.eventbrite.ca

FREE SCREENING. General Admission refers to seating area that are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mixed Match Synopsis

Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/179551767

Director/Writer: BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns
Producer: Jeff Chiba Stearns, Ruth Vincent

Running Time: 96m

Initial release: 2016

Previous Screening / Awards

  • 2016 National Bank People’s Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2016 Audience Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • 2016 Runner-up - Audience Award: 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • 2017 Closing Film: 4th Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
  • 2017 Best of the Northwest Feature Award: 19th Spokane International Film Festival

Film Festival Official Selections:

  • 2016 35th Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 36th Hawaii International Film Festival – Honolulu, Hawaii, US
  • 2016 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival – San Diego, CA, US
  • 2016 20th Vancouver Asian Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016 9th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • 2017 5th Seattle Asian Pacific Film Festival – Seattle, Washington, US
  • 2017 23rd Victoria Film Festival – Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2017 33th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 35th CAAMFest – San Francisco, California, US
  • 2017 4th Hapa Japan / Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 41th Cleveland International Film Festival – Cleveland, Ohio, US
  • 2017 19th Spokane International Film Festival – Spokane, Washington, US
  • 2017 16th Powell River Film Festival – Powell River, BC, Canada
  • 2017 12th DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon, US
  • 2017 36th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota, US

Partners

REEL Canada
explorAsian
Hapa-Palooza

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