PAAFF is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans bringing year round awareness with exciting events that include tastings, mixers, meet & greets, cultural experiences, and of course, screenings. The annual award winning film festival held each November is the first of its kind in Philadelphia. PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant films and exciting programming to broad and diverse audiences. Main venues include International House of Philadelphia in University City and Asian Arts Initiative in Chinatown North.
PAAFF is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who serve in their free time to promote and support films by and about Asian Americans for the people of Philadelphia.
2017 marked PAAFF’s 10 year anniversary of celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant films and exciting programming to broad and diverse audiences from Chinatown to Center City to University City. Some of PAAFF’s past honors have been the receipt of the 2012 International Vision Award and the 2010 Share the Heritage Award.