March 13, 2009
The 2009 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is now accepting submissions for the following festival award categories:
Narrative Fiction (60 mins+)
Documentary (30 mins+)
Short Film (1-45 mins)
Final Postmark Deadline for submissions: June 13, 2009
Submit online: https://www.withoutabox.com/login/6998
For sponsorship information: click here
Check out the 2009 Festival Poster
PAAFF is proud to be sponsoring the following films during the Philadelphia Cinefest:
Children of Invention, Directed by Tze Chun
Two Asian-American children are left to fend for themselves when their mother goes missing in director Tze Chun’s accomplished, semi-autobiographical feature.
Director will be in attendance for the Saturday screenings
Sat. March 28th, 2:30pm @ The Prince
Sat. April 4th, 12:30pm @ The Bridge
Sun. April 5th, 4:00pm @ the Black Box at The Prince
The Equation of Love and Death, Directed by Cao Baoping
Five characters — a tough lovelorn female cabbie, two inept smugglers from the countryside, a man of multiple personas and a baffled policeman are all caught up together in this fast-paced Chinese thriller. (Mandarin with English subtitles) East Coast Premiere, featured in World Focus section.
Sat. April 4th, 4:45pm @ Ritz 5
Sun. April 5th, 7:00pm @ Ritz 5
To see a full list of Asian and Asian American films that will be screening at the Cinefest, click here
For ticket info, click here
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 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
September 18, 2008
Congratulations to our selected films and filmmakers!
We received a number of quality entries this year - far more entries than we could possibly program. The high quality of entries made the selection process extremely difficult, especially with the limited number of programming spots our festival had available. All submissions deserve applause for their hard work and creativity. Seeing the quantity and quality of the submissions only made us even more excited for next year. Till then though, below are the list of this year’s films.
Click to see the Festival Schedule. Tickets are now available online! Please stay tuned as the festival is just around the corner!
Check out our official 2008 Festival Program Guide
72 Hour Shootout Top Ten
Nuptials of the Dead
Red, Yellow & Blue
Kung Fu Granny
Cookies for Sale
The KoAloha Ukulele Story
Since You’ve Been Ong
In my home
A Green Mountain in the Drawer
The Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook