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National Canadian Film Day 150 Screening: "MIXED MATCH"
Wed, 19 April 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
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Door Open at 6:00 pm
General Admission refers to seating area that are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
On April 19, 2017, great Canadian movies will be available on air, online and on foot at over 1,700 screenings in cinemas, libraries, public squares and anywhere you can show a film. With free events happening across every province and territory, many involving Canadian film talent, National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) 150 — a Canada 150 Signature Project — promises to be the largest film festival in the world. Ever. It's a day to sit back in your seat, take off your toque, and have some FUN!
To celebrate National Canadian Film Day 150 in BC, REEL CANADA and community partners Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF), explorASIAN and Hapa-palooza present screening of Mixed Match by BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns.
Door Open: 6:00 pm
Opening Remark and Screening: 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion: 8:15 pm
Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Guest - TBA
FREE Screening. General Admission refers to seating area that are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note: All unclaimed registration will be released at 6:15 pm.
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.
Initial release: 2016
Director/Writer: BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns
Producer: Jeff Chiba Stearns, Ruth Vincent
Running time: 96m
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
2017 Audience Award, Documentary Feature Winner, CAAM Fest 2017
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