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Announcement: 2012 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival Now Accepting Submissions

By Arturo R. García

The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival contacted us with the heads-up: the submission period has opened for this year’s event, scheduled to run June 16-17 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

There is no submission fee for entries sent before Feb. 15, but entries submitted between Feb. 16 and March 15 must be accompanied by a $50 fee. We’ve got information on each category, and links to the required submissions forms, under the cut.
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Open Call For Nominees For The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

By Arturo R. García

Nominations are now being taken for the 4th annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival, scheduled to be held June 11 & 12 in Los Angeles.

In a release, festival organizers say they want to have this year’s award presentation to focus on nominees taken from the public, dealing with interracial/intercultural relationships, transracial/transcultural adoptions, and anyone who identifies as having biracial, multiracial, Hapa or Mixed identity. Categories include:

  • Best film or book depicting an interracial/intercultural relationship
  • Best film or book starring a person with a Mixed background
  • Best reveal of a person who is “passing”
  • Most historically accurate representation of the Mixed experience
  • Best commercial representing the Mixed experience
  • Best film or book representing the Mixed experience
  • Proudest Mixed moment of 2010
  • Your suggestions

Nominations may be submitted at the festival’s website thru Feb. 14, with voting to be held from Feb. 21 to March 7.