Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Latest Past Events

PAAFF Preview Party 2023

The Rail Park North & Noble Streets, Philadelphia

Do you want to be one of the first people to catch a sneak peek of our 2023 Film Festival? Then join us on Thursday October 5th (rain date Oct 6th) at the Rail Park for our Preview Party! Come mingle with fellow film lovers, nibble on some snacks, and sit back as we unveil […]

PAAFF Film Club – Lucky Grandma


June’s meeting will be focused on a film from PAAFF’s own history: Sasie Sealy’s Lucky Grandma. Tsai Chin stars as the titular character–a chain-smoking, gambling grandma in New York City’s Chinatown–in Sealy’s debut feature, a darkly funny crime story that subversively highlights the role of elders in an immigrant community. This discussion will coincide with […]

PAAFF Film Club – The Terrorizers


May’s Film Club will be a discussion on Edward Yang’s The Terrorizers. Considered a pivotal film in the era of New Taiwanese Cinema, The Terrorizers presents a startling look into urban life in the form of a tangled narrative web, complicated by changing perspectives and puzzling timelines. It is a story not only of Taipei […]