Hapa Mag was launched in 2017 as a space for people of mixed Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry to be seen and heard. We believe to be Hapa is to be part of a diverse and growing community with many perspectives. Since our launch, we were listed as one of three online publications in the 2020 Nielsen Report on Asian Americans.
In 2021, we made the decision to move to a broader future by re-naming ourselves Mixed Asian Media (MAM). In celebration of this re-identification, we present the first annual Mixed Asian Media Fest (MAM Fest), a glimpse of mixed Asian and Pacific Islanders in creative art forms, including but not limited to: film, theater, art, dance, and more.
In light of the current times, MAM Fest will be an online event, but we are hopeful that future years will allow us to meet in person and in physical spaces.
Most Impactful for the Mixed Asian Community (Grand Jury Award)
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best New Media
Best Theatrical Feature
Best Theatrical Short
General rules and terms and conditions for the film fest that applicants need to agree to:
At least one person of Mixed Asian or Pacific Islander descent must be part of the creative team, producing team, and/or cast.
Films, theatrical performance, and new media pieces are eligible if created, published, and/or distributed from 2017 - 2021 (the life span of Hapa Mag).
All submissions to the specific categories are eligible for awards above ie: a Mixed Asian or Pacific Islander director will not be favored over a Mixed Asian or Pacific Islander producer for the Best Narrative Feature Film
Tickets will be globally available. We cannot guarantee the geo-blocking of accepted submissions.