Contest: Win Tickets to See ‘Mermaids’ at DOXA!

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Dive into the documentary waters of Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival this May. The west coast doc showcase is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top festivals with its tightly-curated programme of cool docs and fresh voices. One of the new Canadian docs making waves at this year’s festival is Ali Weinstein’s debut feature Mermaids, a refreshing look at a unique ‘mermaiding’ community of women who find comfort in their own fins by dressing up as the fabled sirens of the sea. (Pick up a copy of POV #106 to read a feature on new directors like Weinstein making a splash on the festival circuit!)

Mermaids premieres at DOXA on Saturday, May 6 and POV has tickets to give away for lucky readers to attend the screening. Answer the trivia below for your chance to win tickets!

Synopsis: A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth. Mermaids immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing “mermaiding” subculture. Audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where escaping reality and transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible.

Thanks to our friends at DOXA, POV has two pairs of tickets to give away to the Vancouver premiere of Mermaids on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 PM. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

Mermaids marks the feature debut of director Ali Weinstein. Which veteran director serves as executive producer on the doc?
a) Larry Weinstein
b) Sarah Polley
c) Ron Mann
d) Mina Shum

Send your answer and full name to with the subject ‘Mermaids’.
Bonus entries go to anyone who shares this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter!

Contest closes on Wednesday, May 3 at midnight.
DOXA runs May 4-14. Visit for more information on this year’s festival.