Contest! Win Tickets to Reel Asian Docs!

Toronto’s Reel Asian Film Festival celebrates a milestone this year with its 20th anniversary. This year’s festival includes five documentary features among its strong line-up of line-up of Canadian and international films by Asian filmmakers and filmmakers of the Asian diaspora. POV is proud to support Reel Asian as a community partner two of these docs this year: Mixed Match and Bad Rap. Thanks to Reel Asian, we have a pair of tickets to give away to each film! Read more about the docs below and answer the trivia to win tickets!

Bad Rap

Bad Rap
Fri, Nov. 11, 9:00pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Dir. Salima Koroma | USA | 82:00 | Canadian Premiere

From battle rhymes of crowd-favorite Dumbfoundead to the tongue-in-cheek songs of Awkwafina, the unapologetic visuals of Rekstizzy to conflicted values of Lyricks, Bad Rap paints a memorable portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. In a media landscape characterized by a lack of diversity, Bad Rap delivers the message that we can be anything we want to be, despite what others think.

Mixed Match

Mixed Match
Tues, Nov. 15, 7:00pm – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Dir. Jeff Chiba Stearns (in attendance) | Canada | 96:00 | Toronto Premiere

Award-winning Japanese Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns’ new documentary explores the crisis in identifying bone marrow and cord blood donors for patients of mixed ethnicity suffering from life-threatening blood diseases such as leukemia.

Thanks to our friends at Reel Asian, POV has a pair of tickets to give away to see Bad Rap and Mixed Match at this year’s festival! All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

Which Canadian filmmaker directed the documentaries Up the Yangtze and The Fruit Hunters?
a) Mina Shum
b) Deepa Mehta
c) Anne-Marie Fleming
d) Yung Chang

Send your answer and full name to with the subject ‘Reel Asian’. Please let us know if you want tickets to Bad Rap or Mixed Match!

*Bonus entries go to anyone who shares this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter!*

Contest closes Monday, Nov. 7 at noon EST.

Reel Asian runs Nov. 8-19. Please visit for more information on this year’s festival.