One Big Hapa Family

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One Big Hapa Family
One Big Hapa Family.jpg
Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns
Produced by Ruth Vincent
Written by Jeff Chiba Stearns
Music by Genevieve Vincent
Cinematography Jason Woodford, Jeff Chiba Stearns
Edited by Jeff Chiba Stearns
Production
company
Meditating Bunny Studio
Release date
  • October 2010 (2010-10) (Calgary Film Festival)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

One Big Hapa Family is a 2010 animated/live-action documentary film directed by Canadian director Jeff Chiba Stearns. The documentary explores aspects that influence most Japanese-Canadians to marry inter-racially and how the mixed Japanese generation perceives its multiracial identity.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 NFB Best Canadian Film and Video Award: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival[1]
  • 2010 Closing Night Film: Vancouver Asian Film Festival[2]
  • 2011 Opening Night Film: DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon[3]
  • 2011 Best Documentary Award: Trail Dance Film Festival[4]
  • 2011 Opening Night Film: AmérAsia International Film Festival[5]
  • 2011 Closing Film: Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival[6]
  • 2011 Rising Star Award – Documentary Competition: Canada Film Festival[7]
  • 2011 Edith Lando Peace Prize: Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth[8]
  • 2011 Special Jury Award, Documentary: Outstanding Cinematography: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  • 2011 Special Jury Award, Documentary: Outstanding Editing: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival[9]
  • 2011 Best Film Featuring a Person with a Mixed Background: Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival 2011
  • 2011 Best Historically Accurate Depiction of the Mixed Experience: Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival 2011[10]

Nominations[edit]

  • 2011 Nominated for Best Multicultural: Yorkton Film Festival
  • 2011 Nominated for Best Short Documentary Program: Leo Awards 2011
  • 2011 Nominated for Best Screenwriting in a Documentary Program or Series: Leo Awards 2011
  • 2011 Nominated for Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series: Leo Awards 2011
  • 2011 Nominated for Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program or Series: Leo Awards 2011[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Festival Award Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  2. ^ "Closing Night: One Big Hapa Family". Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  3. ^ "DisOrient Film Festival Press Release". Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  4. ^ "AmérAsia Film Festival Press Release" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  5. ^ "AmérAsia Film Festival". Mi-Jeong Lee. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  6. ^ Carolyn Kellogg (June 6, 2011). "This weekend: The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  7. ^ "2011 Rising Star Award Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  8. ^ "Jeff Chiba Stearns Wins the Edith Lando Peace Prize at the Reel to Reel Film Fest". Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  9. ^ "Film Festival 2011 Announces Award Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  10. ^ "See the 'Best Of' choices here!". Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  11. ^ "2011 Nominees by Name". Retrieved 2011-11-28.

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