All Films + Events

A Mind-Hacker’s Guide to Understanding & Healing Trauma

Special Event

A Mind-Hacker’s Guide to Understanding & Healing Trauma

4-4:30pm
Due Quach, Founder and CEO Calm Clarity

All Access Festival Badge

Film

All Access Festival Badge

An All-Access Badge is the best way to fest in 2019 (November 7 – 17).

American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat Portrait Preview & Panel Discussion

Special Event

American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat Portrait Preview & Panel Discussion

11am-12pm
Dr. Fariha Khan, Associate Director of the Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Masaru Ed Nakawatase, 3rd generation Japanese…

Appropriation or Appreciation Workshop

Special Event

Appropriation or Appreciation Workshop

Artist Jason Chu, featured as a member of NITEMRKT in the Asian American Hip Hop Showcase, will present…

Artist Bash

Special Event

Artist Bash

Since 2017, PAAFF has been a founding partner of the Barnes Foundation event series titled Artist Bash. This…

Artist Talk: Michelle Lopez

Special Event

Artist Talk: Michelle Lopez

In conjunction with her exhibition Ballast & Barricades (on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art until May…

Asian American Cinema: Past, Present, & Future

Special Event

Asian American Cinema: Past, Present, & Future

4:30-5pm
Rob Buscher, PAAFF Festival Director
Selena Yip, PAAFF Communications Director

Bamboo Dogs

Film

Bamboo Dogs

Directed by Khavn
12:45pm
Four criminals, four cops in a van. On what should have been just another night on the…

Bed & Breakfast

Film

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by Anna Mikami
“Bed and Breakfast” focuses on the coincidental intertwining of two couples in a serene B&B and the history…

Burdens We Share

Program

Burdens We Share

Whether focused on the bond between a mother and her child or the desperate urge to make memories…

Care For You

Film

Care For You

Directed by OHYUNG
In an empty diner, two solitary lovers enter an ethereal world where intimacy runs free.

Engaged

Film

Engaged

Directed by David Scala
“Engaged” is an LGBTQ+ romantic comedy that follows Darren, who keeps trying—and failing—to propose to his boyfriend Elliot.

Chinatown Rising

Film

Chinatown Rising

Directed by Harry Chuck and Josh Chuck
Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed…

Chinese Breakfast

Film

Chinese Breakfast

Directed by Maria Isabel Burnes
Discover the secret of how gastronomically delightful Chinese breakfast became a Panamanian tradition!

Cosplayer

Film

Cosplayer

Directed by Yingsiwat Yamolyong
This documentary delves into the little-known world of soldier cosplay subculture in Thailand.

Dance Artist: Annielille Gavino

Special Event

Dance Artist: Annielille Gavino

Filipinx dance artist Annielille Gavino will present a mixed media film and dance performance as part of the…

Daniel Park: Emma Stone

Special Event

Daniel Park: Emma Stone

11am-12:30pm
Emma Stone (working title) is a collaboratively created solo-performance by Daniel Park and Dean Rawlins. Mixing stand-up comedy,…

Dear Friend Chinatown

Film

Dear Friend Chinatown

Directed by Winter Tian Leng
A cinematic and poetic exploration of the space and time in Chinatown of Downtown Manhattan, Dear Friend Chinatown...

Devon

Film

Devon

Directed by Eiko Fan
Devon is a young man who creates his paintings with gentle movements of his fingers.

Documenting Asian American Community Music Ensembles: An Initiative of the Music of Asian America Research Center

Special Event

Documenting Asian American Community Music Ensembles: An Initiative of the Music of Asian America Research Center

10-11am
Panel: Eric Hung, Victoria Huynh, Joe X. Jiang