Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Philly honors Asian American films and filmmakers
November 12-22, 2015
Note: The information below is from 2014. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival aims to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans via screenings and events.
The festival delves into Asian American film through screenings of documentaries and feature films, panels, discussions, parties and much more at two locations — International House in University City and the Asian Arts Initiative in the Callowhill neighborhood.
2014 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
The 2014 festival opens November 12 with a special screening at International House of A Leading Man, a film about a Chinese American actor who experiences the ups and downs of life in Hollywood. After the screening, audience members can take part in a post-show question and answer session with the film’s writer/director.
Throughout the festival, guests can also expect a series of short films about love, screenings about Asian villains, documentary shorts and more.
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival closes on Saturday, November 22 with a screening of Kumu Hina, a film about a male hula troupe that is lead by a girl who was inspired to lead by a transgender Hawaiian teacher.
Tickets are available online or at the International House box office. Film screenings are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors. Festival passes are available, too, and ring in at $100 for general admission and $80 for seniors and students.
Note that all screenings take place at International House Philadelphia and the Asian Arts Initiative throughout the festival’s run.
For more info on the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, including a full schedule of screenings and events, click the button below.
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