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5th ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 7th thru 17th

Contact: Kitty L. Garrett                                                                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

kitty@phillyasianfilmfest.org

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 11, 2012) – This Fall, the 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) presented by HBO proudly celebrates its fifth anniversary in bringing quality Asian American cinema to the greater Philadelphia Area. PAAFF’12 will kick-off with a free Launch Night event on Friday, October 26st, at 7pm at the Prince Music Theater Black Box (1412 Chestnut Street). The Festival will proceed on November 7 – 17th at two venues: the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street) and the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street).

PAAFF’12 opens with “SHANGHAI CALLING,” a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land. The Opening Night Film stars Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), and features legendary Hollywood actor Bill Paxton (Big Love), showing Thursday, November 8th.

“WHITE FROG” is a universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love starring Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga), Joan Chen (The Last Emperor), BD Wong (Law & Order: SVU) and Harry Shum, Jr (Glee). The Centerpiece Film will screen on Saturday, November 10th. The Closing Night Film, “PEARLS OF THE FAR EAST,” is a dramatic film starring  Kieu Chinh (Joy Luck Club) and Truong Ngoc Anh (The White Silk Dress) will screen on Friday, November 16th.

The 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is sponsored primarily by HBO and Comcast and is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. In five years, PAAFF is proud to have screened over 100 films (Documentaries, Narrative Features and Shorts), bringing culturally relevant programming to a broad audience while providing sponsors with a meaningful platform to engage the community.

PAAFF’12 will showcase 8 narrative feature films, 4 documentaries, and 2 short film programs, along with free receptions, parties, and special events, including an appearance by Daniel Ho, 6-time Grammy winning Hawaiian musical artist, and a moderated panel, “Asian Americans in Hollywood.”

We look forward to your media coverage.

For more information about PAAFF’12, please visit www.phillyasianfilmfest.org or contact Kitty L. Garrett, Publicist at kitty@phillyasianfilmfest.org

 

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On Sale NOW… Hope To See You All

On Sale NOW… Hope to see you all at the upcoming Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Banquet. #BeThere & #TellYourFriends http://ow.ly/cgReX

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Film, Movies, News, Philadelphia

 

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Sponsor The 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Through Co-Branding and Advertising

I am the Special Projects Manager of the 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), a nonprofit, volunteer run organization and our goal is to showcase films by and about Asian Americans to the general public through an annual film festival.  I invite you and your business to be a sponsor of PAAFF and below you’ll find more information about our festival.  Past sponsors include HBO, Comcast and the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress.

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 5th year and our festival is planned to take place over 7 days in November (dates TBA) primarily at the Ibrahim Theater at the International House in University City and at the Asian Arts Initiative in Chinatown.  PAAFF is proud to have received the International Vision Award (2012) and the Share the Heritage Award (2010) and we have been covered on CNN Headline News, NBC10, 6ABC, CBS Philly, Clear Channel Radio and many more news and media outlets. Click here to see PAAFF in the news: http://www.phillyasianfilmfest.org/about/press/.

There are numerous opportunities and benefits in being involved with our film festival, with our diverse target audience being primarily made up of Asian American college students and working professionals, ages 18-49.  This will be an opportunity to showcase yourself and company’s support for diversity initiatives, through co-branding and advertising.

To receive our  sponsorship info packet which will give you some more detailed information about our film festival, please directly email me: kitty@phillyasianfilmfest.org.  Also visit: www.phillyasianfilmfest.org.  Here is a link to a video that played on CNN Headline News that will give you a closer look at our festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgPS7cEM1f0.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

Kitty L. Garrett
Special Projects Manager
2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
www.phillyasianfilmfest.org
215-519-1659   |  kitty@phillyasianfilmfest.org

 

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2011 PHILADELPHIA ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL: November 2nd thru 8th

The 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO will run November 2 – 8 at three venues: the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street), the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street) and the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street).

The Festival will kick off with the Launch Night screening of the exciting breakdancing documentary “Among B-Boys” on Wednesday, November 2nd and then on Thursday, November 3rd the Festival will host it’s Opening Night Film, the Korean American romantic comedy “Wedding Palace” featuring Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hye-Jeong Kang (Old Boy) and Margaret Cho.

The action film “The Girl from the Naked Eye” starring Jason Yee, Dominique Swain (Alpha Dog) and Samantha Streets (CSI: Miami) will be the Centerpiece screening on Saturday, November 5th and the Festival will close on Sunday, November 6th with “Almost Perfect”, a romantic drama starring Kelly Hu (X-Men 2), Roger Rees (The Prestige) and Ivan Shaw.

The Festival will showcase 6 narrative feature films, 4 documentaries, 2 short film programs and a special live music and film event titled “Suite Suite Chinatown”, featuring a live performance by local musician Jason Min.

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. In 3 short years, PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant film programs to a broad and diverse audience.

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For more information about PAAFF’11, please visit www.phillyasianfilmfest.org or contact Kitty L. Garrett, Special Projects Manager at kitty@phillyasianfilmfest.org.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in News

 

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PAAFF’11 Free Launch Party

Time
Friday, October 7 · 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Location
The Prince Music Theater

1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Created By

For Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO

More Info
Come celebrate with friends, supporters and staff as we kick off the 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival with a special FREE Launch Party on Friday, October 7th from 6:30-9pm at the Prince Music Theater.

We will be screening previews from each of our films as well as special video messages from several of our filmmakers and the locally produced short films:

Converge – Dir. Sara Suleman
Happiness is Iraq in My Rearview Mirror – Dir. Peter Kim
Act of Fate – Dir. Joey Min

There will be FREE catered food (we love free food), a cash bar and raffle prizes including All Access Festival Passes!

If you like good food, good drinks, good film and good people, come hang out with us at the Prince on Friday, October 7th.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in News

 

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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: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=275719359121290

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: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138729086220727

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.

Thanks,

Kitty L. Garrett

Special Projects Manager
2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
November 2-8, 2011
www.phillyasianfilmfest.org

215-519-1659  |  garrettk2011@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PAAFF
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PAAFF

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

 

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FREE Screening of “The House of Suh”

Time
Friday, September 9 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location
The Prince Music Theater

1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Created By

For Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO

More Info
PAAFF Presents a special free screening of “The House of Suh”.

FRI. SEPT 9TH @ 7PM
The Prince Music Theater (Black Box)
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
-FREE Admission, FREE food & cash bar.

*Director Iris Shim and Producer Gerry Kim will be in attendance

SYNOPSIS:
Obligation, choice and loyalty are the values called into question in this compelling portrait of the Suhs, a Korean-American family whose quest for the American Dream would end in the tragic collapse of their household.

WINNER Best Documentary & Audience Award at PAAFF’10

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFtKATa55gA

(Contains strong language and violence)

Email info@phillyasianfilmfest.org for any questions.

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Entertainment, Movies, Philadelphia

 

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