October 15, 2008
The 1st Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO is in the books and was a great success. Special thanks to all of our volunteer staff for giving up much of your time over the past year to make this happen, the Asian Arts Initiative for partnering with us and providing the venue, staff and support. Much appreciation to all the audience members for coming out and supporting Asian American films in Philadelphia.
We also want to thank all of our sponsors:
Congratulations to our award winning films!
Best Short Film: Magritte Moment
Honorable Mention Short Film: A Green Mountain in the Drawer
The Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers plan to do year long screenings of notable Asian American films. Please check our website periodically for updates.
October 12, 2008
Our Closing Night Film is the hilarious romantic comedy “Kissing Cousins” about a “relationship termination specialist” starring Samrat Chakrabarti (who’s scheduled to attend for Q & A), Rebecca Hazlewood (from the UK hit series “Dog Eat Dog”), Zack Ward (”Transformers”), PJ Byrne (”Evan Almighty”), Gerry Bednob (”40 Year Old Virgin”), Jaleel White (aka “Urkel”!!), and the one and only David Alan Grier along with several more very funny and talented actors.
Preceded by the short film “Loneliness of the Short Order Cook”.
Director: Amyn Kaderali
Cast: Samrat Chakrabarti, Rebecca Hazlewood, Jaleel White & David Alan Greer
Sun. 10.12| 6:00P | Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street)
General Admission $8 | Student Price $6
Free After Party also at the Asian Arts Initiative from 8:15-10:15pm. Beer, Wine and Desserts will be served.
Artists scheduled to appear include:
October 2, 2008
The 1st Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO will take place Thursday, October 9th to Sunday, October 12th.
Our Opening Night Film (Thursday, Oct. 9th 7-9pm) “Far North” starring Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face) & Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings) will premiere at the Bridge: Cinema de Lux (40th & Walnut St). (Validated parking available for $3 across the street)
A free reception will immediately follow for ticket holders at the Carriage House (3907 Spruce Street) on University of Pennsylvania campus, a short 2 block walk from the theater.
The Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) will be hosting all the remaining screenings and events from Friday, October 10th to Sunday, October 12th at their new building on 1219 Vine Street, just outside Chinatown.
The Saturday After Party which starts at 11pm will be held at:
101 N 11th St (11th & Arch St)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
FOR FILM SCHEDULE AND TO ORDER ONLINE TICKETS
(Tickets can be bought online or at venue)
Special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping launch our film festival!
Partner & Host: Asian Arts Initiative
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Temple University School of Tourism & Hospitality
Philippine Folk Arts Society
Councilman Frank DiCicco
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Ground Up Marketing
History Making Productions
Asian American Film Lab