Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

PAAFF Trivia Night 2021

Queen & Rook Game Cafe 607 S. 2nd Street, Philadphia, PA

Support PAAFF this year by competing in our PAAFF 2021 Trivia Night Fundraiser at Queen & Rook Game Café on Friday, September 24 at 7:30 PM!


PAAFF 2021 – Have You Heard the Moves – Live Performance

Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) is putting on dancing shoes for our latest showcase! These past 20 months have been wild and heavy - I mean, how is it already almost 2022?? It's time for a collective breath and a collective stretch with some of our favorite dance and movement artists. Have You Heard the …

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PAAFF 2021 – Closing Night Film: A Sexplanation

Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA

PAAFF 2021 comes to an end with a limited-capacity in-person screening of our Closing Night film A Sexplanation ! Like with many American youth in the 90s, Alex was taught that sex before marriage was wrong. Because he knew he was gay, these tactics worked to suppress his sexuality.Now in his 30s and out of …

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$10 – $15

PAAFF Film Club – Shirkers


Join us for our first Film Club meeting of 2022! We’ll be starting out with a discussion on Sandi Tan’s 2018 documentary Shirkers. A recent revelation in the genre of movies about movies, Shirkers tells the decades-spanning story of a group of friends attempting to make an independent feature with help from a mysterious stranger. …

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PAAFF Film Club – Vai


A collaboration between directors Becs Aharanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, and Miria George, Vai is a portmanteau feature made by women about one woman seen through different but united cultural lenses, and filmed on seven Pacific Islands. Join us for May’s PAAFF Film Club as we talk about it! Our May Film …

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PAAFF Film Club – House


We’re finishing up this year’s PAAFF Film Club with something a little different: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s cult horror classic Hausu (1977). Known for its wild visuals and campy tone, Hausu/House is an iconic haunted house story about seven schoolgirls contending with violent supernatural forces in a country home. A precursor to later J-horror, a surprising influence …

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PAAFF Preview Party 2022

The Rail Park North & Noble Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Do you want to be one of the first people to catch a sneak peek of our 2022 Film Festival? Join us on Thursday October 6 (rain date Oct 7) at the Rail Park for our Preview Party! Come mingle with fellow film lovers, nibble on some snacks, and sit back as we unveil the …

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