Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

PAAFF 2017
  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.

AWARD
WINNERS

We always believe that amazing work should be awarded and praised. These were the best of the best from our 2017 festival.

Best Narrative Feature

Film still from The Soul of the Tiger

Best Documentary Feature

Film Still from Relocation, Arkansas

Best Narrative Short

Film still from The Orange Story

Best Documentary Short

Film Still from Im/Perfection

Best Animated Short

Film Still from Lion Dance

Vijay Mohan Social Change Award

Film Still from A Time to Swim

Audience Choice: Narrative Feature

Film Still from Signature Move

Audience Choice: Documentary Feature

Film Still from Island Soldier

Films
shown

NARRATIVE FEATURES

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

SHORTS

LIVE PROGRAMS

Previous
events

05 April 2017
09 November 2017
$10
10 November 2017

Stand Up Man

6:45 am - 8:45 pm
$5 – $10

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