May 27, 2012
Featured celebs of Philadelphia Comic Con include Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers), Stan Lee (creator of X-Men, Spiderman) and our friend James Hong (Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2).
For more info and ticketing, please click here.
Sat. June 2nd – 5-5:45pm
Doctor Kong – Director Alexis Neophytides
The film follows New York plastic surgeon Hank Chien’s year-long journey as he challenges the Donkey Kong world record.
Digital Antiquities – Director J.P. Chan
In the year 2036, a woman at a data recovery store is visited by a young man who desperately needs to have a mysterious old CD read.
Bloodtraffick - Director Jennifer Thym
In a world torn by a war between vampires and angels, a human vigilante on the hunt for her missing sisters is lured into the den of a vampire.
Sun. June 3rd – 4-5:30pm
Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe – Director Harry Kim
Dirty Hands chronicles the life and career of famed street artist David Choe from 2000 to 2007 as documented by his close friend and director, Harry Kim.
The documentary reveals the highs and lows involved in the upward trajectory of David’s career using the same “no holds barred” style that makes his artwork so unique and sought-after.
Ultimately, the film unveils an explicit yet personal story of the trials of a succeeding talent, inspirational to any artist.
May 1, 2012
If you have ever been around small children, you know that they have a very uncensored view of things. They are wide-eyed, open, curious and completely unjaded by life. For the most part, they have not yet been exposed to the harsh realities of racism, sexism and discrimination.
In East of Main Street: Small Talk, 37 Asian American kids from diverse backgrounds and ranging in age from 4-12 give their opinions on a variety of topics – their heritage and what it means to be Asian American, what sets them apart from other kids and what makes them the same, how they relate to their families and their grandparents, the languages they speak, favorite foods, customs, and their hopes and dreams for the future. The piece is filled with humor, sweetness and poignancy, and helps highlight just how insightful and intelligent children really are.
HBO® celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with this endearing special about what it’s like to be Asian American.
March 16, 2012
The final postmark deadline to get your film in consideration for PAAFF’12 has been extended to Friday, June 8th!
For more info on submissions, please click here.
January 13, 2012
PAAFF is happy to announce that Festival Director Joe Kim (on behalf of PAAFF) along with four other community leaders including our friends Susan Jin Davis (Comcast) and Nina Ahmad (Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs) will be receiving the International Vision Award on Friday, January 27th 6-7:30pm at the International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).
(Please note you can also attend just the Lunar New Year Celebration at 7:30pm which promises to be an exciting fun filled evening with performances and samplings of food)
November 12, 2011
The 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO is a wrap!
Thanks to our staff, volunteers, attendees and sponsors for making this happen. Thanks also to our venue partners: International House, Asian Arts Initiative and Prince Music Theater.
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Festival Award Winners:
Best Narrative Feature Film: Saigon Electric
Best Documentary: Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe
Best Short Film: Digital Antiquities
Emerging Filmmaker Award: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan