PAAFF received the Share the Heritage Award from the Multicultural Affairs Congress in 2010
Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers is a volunteer run nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans primarily through an annual film festival as well as year round events.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF)?
The first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. In 5 years, PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant film programs to a broad and diverse audience.
Philadelphia has a strong, emerging film industry and one of the largest Asian American populations in the country. In 2008, Philadelphia was ranked #5 by Moviemaker Magazine in Top 10 Cities to Make Movies. With over 90,000 Asian Americans in Philadelphia county (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010), PAAFF exists to promote films by and about Asian Americans and currently works with organizations like the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Multicultural Affairs Congress in adding to the diversity of our growing film community.
Are your films in the English language and where do they take place?
Our films are primarily in English with some being subtitled and a majority of them take place in America, but are not limited to it.
Do you have to be Asian to submit a film?
We accept films from Asian and non-Asian filmmakers that either feature Asians in lead roles in front of or behind the camera and/or have stories pertaining to Asian Americans.
How can I be involved?
We are always looking for committed volunteers either for events or for our staff. Email us at info (at) phillyasianfilmfest (dot) org if interested. Join our Facebook Page for more updates.