The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is returning this fall beginning Wednesday, November 12 and lasting through Saturday, November 22.
Philadelphia Asian American Films & Filmmakers, founded in 2008, is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing exposure to works by and about Asian Americans. The organization has been hosting this award-winning festival every November since 2008, successfully educating countless Philadelphians about the Asian American experience and exposing them to the rich and diverse world of Asian American filmmaking in the process. The festival kicks off November 12 with a screening of A Leading Man from director Steven J. Kung and will wrap up November 22 with the critically acclaimed Kumu Hina from director Joe Wilson. Click here for full in-depth listings.
This year the festival will feature three Japan focused films, starting with “Family Ingredients” on November 13. Click the links for more information about each screening.
Thursday, November 13, 6:30pm – Family Ingredients directed by Heather Giugni, featuring live sushi demonstration by Madame Saito
Thursday, November 13, 8:30pm – Cicada directed by Dean Yamada
Friday, November 14, 7:30pm – Uzumasa Limelight directed by Ken Ochiai, featuring martial arts demonstration by Old City Aikido
JASGP will be giving away free tickets for each of these screenings – stay tuned for more information.
Click here for the 2014 festival schedule, film trailers, and tickets. Their program is available online. Full access badges are also available for purchase.
Visit phillyasianfilmfest.org for general information about the organization and the festival.