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(FREE) Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers Happy Hour / Networking Event

Come join Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers (PAAFF) and Boat People SOS for a happy hour/networking event tomorrow, the First Friday of May!
Learn more about PAAFF’s upcoming film festival, meet the leaders of our various organizations and enjoy the “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon” exhibit in the gallery space at the Asian Arts Initiative, a community-based arts center in Philadelphia… that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans.
 FREE event. Drinks and light fare provided (suggested donation for beer/wine is $3).
Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 557-0455

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“B A Hero” PSA Video Contest Announced by Hep B Free Philadelphia and Hepatitis B Foundation


Contact: Leah Ludwig / 215-340-0480

(Help Save Lives and Stop Hepatitis B through a PSA Video Contest)

PHILADELPHIA (January 2012) – Hep B Free Philadelphia, a citywide and community-owned education campaign led by the Hepatitis B Foundation to save lives and stop hepatitis B, is calling on the Greater Philadelphia community to participate in its “B A Hero” Public Service Announcement (PSA) Video Contest 2012. Interested participants are asked to create 30-second PSAs to raise awareness about hepatitis B.

There are three opportunities to submit PSAs about the subject of hepatitis B awareness in relation to the “B A Hero” theme. Deadlines are Feb. 17, 2012; Mar. 16, 2012; and Apr. 13, 2012 – no later than 11:59 p.m. EST. There will be three separate judging periods in which video submissions will be added to the Hep B Free Philadelphia Facebook page and Facebook users will have the opportunity vote on their favorite video. Three finalists will be identified and each will receive a prize of $100. The grand prize winner, selected by Hep B Free Philadelphia and Hepatitis B Foundation representatives, will receive an additional $150 and their PSA will be shown at the 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and Hep B Free Philadelphia’s annual media event.

“Hepatitis B is a serious infection that affects at least 2 million people in the U.S. It is often known as a silent killer because its symptoms tend to be hidden until it’s simply too late,” said Chari Cohen, Hepatitis B Foundation Associate Director of Public Health. “By offering this PSA video contest, we are hoping to engage people in the Philadelphia region, create awareness about hepatitis B and help saves lives by having people get tested for this preventable and treatable disease.”

To be eligible to participate in the contest, individuals must be 18 years of age or have consent of legal guardianship and must physically live in the Greater Philadelphia region. Companies that are incorporated in the Greater Philadelphia region are also eligible. Within this contest, the Greater Philadelphia region is defined as the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Video submissions can be in any style or genre of film or video including, but not limited to, animation, drama, still art, imagery, comedy or documentary. Videos should be formatted as MPEG-4, 320×240 files. When submitting via traditional mail or hand-delivery, the files must be saved on DVD-R discs and delivered to the Hepatitis B Foundation at 3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, Pa. 18902. When submitting via large file transfer Web services, videos should be sent to All entries must be received on or before the deadlines for contest eligibility. To learn more, go to or contact Hep B Free Philadelphia Program Manager Daniel Chen at

About Hep B Free Philadelphia: Hep B Free Philadelphia is a public awareness and education campaign that has been launched to address the growing severity of hepatitis B and liver cancer in the U.S. The primary goals of the Philadelphia campaign include raising the public profile of hepatitis B and liver cancer as an urgent health priority; increasing hepatitis B testing and vaccination rates, particularly among at-risk populations; and involving and mobilizing stakeholders and policy decision-makers to improve access to care for both the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and liver cancer. To learn more, go to .

About the Hepatitis B Foundation: The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. To learn more, go or call (215) 489-4900.


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Seeking Volunteers…

Friday, Sept 9th – Free Screening of “The House of Suh” at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street)
* We need volunteers to arrive by 5pm or 5:30pm to help set up the chairs in the theater and to serve as ushers and guide the audience to the theater, which is on the 2nd floor of the Prince.  We also need volunteers to help us breakdown all the chairs afterwards once the event ends around 9:30pm.  The screening is free and there will be food available.  Volunteers will be given free admission to a screening during our film festival, which takes place November 2-8, 2011.

-Facebook event:

Tuesday, Sept 20th – Fundraiser Dinner at Ocean City Restaurant (9th St between Race & Vine, Chinatown, Philadelphia)
* We need volunteers to arrive by 5pm to help us set up for the fundraiser which will run from 6 – 8:30pm.  All volunteers will be able to eat the 10 course meal for free.
-Facebook event:

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to help with either or both events.  We also need volunteers for our launch party on Friday, October 7th and our festival in November as well.


Kitty L. Garrett

Special Projects Manager
2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
November 2-8, 2011

215-519-1659  |

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Posted by on September 5, 2011 in Free Events, Movies, Philadelphia


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