NOV. 9-NOV. 19
2017 Festival Recap
2017 marked the 10th anniversary of PAAFF! In the 10 years since this festival began, this industry and the opportunities available for AAPI within it have changed drastically. There has been much progress, but there is still a long way to go. To celebrate, the festival had a special feature retrospective showcase of significant film titles starring AAPIs throughout the history of cinema such as Anna Mae Wong. We continued our partnership with PhillyCAM by hosting an AAPI Youth Media Workshop, allowing participants aged 12-18 learn about media representation and how to tell their own The end product of this week-long intensive workshop will be a series of short films, which had their world premiere at the 2017 festival.
PAAFF acted as a local partner for Center for Asian American Media’s Memories to Light Campaign, an initiative aimed at discovering, digitizing, and archiving AAPI home movies from the 8mm, super 8 and 16mm film-era. PAAFF collected materials from the entire mid-Atlantic region, further increasing our ability to spread our mission.
We always believe that amazing work should be awarded and praised. These were the best of the best from our 2019 festival.
We always believe that amazing work should be awarded and praised. These were the best of the best from our 2017 festival.