Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
LocationPhiladelphia
Founded2008
LanguageEnglish
Websitehttp://www.phillyasianfilmfest.org

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is an annual film festival in Philadelphia that shows feature films and short films by and about Asian Americans. Run by the nonprofit group Philadelphia Asian American Film and Filmmakers, the main festival program takes place over a 10-day period in November,[1] with additional screenings held year-round.[2] Events and films expose audiences to the diverse continuum of Asian American experience.[3][4]

The festival was founded in 2008, catalyzed by the growth of filmmaking in the region, and the large population of Asian Americans in the area.[5] The first annual festival took place on October 9-12, 2008.[citation needed]

The 2016 festival, which drew more than more than 5,000 attendees, included 36 curators and filmmakers, more than 70 films, plus discussions with filmmakers, celebrity chef catering, live music and art and theater performances, and an academic conference.[6]

Many films are screened at International House of Philadelphia in University City and the Asian Arts Initiative in Chinatown North,[7] with additional screening locations based at community organizations throughout Philadelphia.

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  1. ^ @adamorosi, A.D. Amorosi |. "Long haul: Asian-American Film Festival celebrates 10 years in Philadelphia". PhiladelphiaWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  3. ^ @adamorosi, A.D. Amorosi |. "Long haul: Asian-American Film Festival celebrates 10 years in Philadelphia". PhiladelphiaWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is gearing up for its biggest year yet - Generocity Philly". Generocity Philly. 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2018 in Philadelphia, PA | Everfest". Everfest.com. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  6. ^ "Asian-American films and filmmakers honored through film festival". PhillyVoice. 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival". Philadelphia - Official Visitor Site - visitphilly.com. Retrieved 2018-03-10.

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