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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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PAAFF’s Seeking Sponsors and Advertisers

PAAFF is looking for sponsors and advertisers for our upcoming 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (Nov 7-17, 2012). Past and current sponsors include HBO, Comcast, State Farm, Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress and more. For more info, please visit: http://www.phillyasianfilmfest.org/sponsor/

 

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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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Exposure ALERT!!!

Seeking pro bono #CameraCrew willing to create a sizzle reel for MUDA Multimedia Entertainment. For more info email: Kitty Garrett, MUDA Publicist k.garrett@mudamultimediaentertainment.com

 

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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 http://www.asianartsinitiative.org/
 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Leah Ludwig

leah@furiarubel.com / 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 PSAContest@hepb.org. All entries must be received on or before the deadlines for contest eligibility. To learn more, go to www.hepbfreephiladelphia.org/2012/hepbpsacontest or contact Hep B Free Philadelphia Program Manager Daniel Chen at Daniel.chen@hepb.org.

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 www.hepbfreephiladelphia.org .

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 towww.hepb.org or call (215) 489-4900.

 

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