paaff-banner-logo-2009-blogDramaFever is happy to announce that we're a media sponsor for the 2009 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) -- presented by HBO. The festival kicked off for the first time last year, and we're glad to see they're back again and growing. They've announced an impressive lineup for the festival next month.

Feature films will include the award-winning Children of Invention (Director: Tze Chun; Producer: Mynette Louie), Formosa Betrayed (Director: Adam Kane; Producer: Will Tiao), and Story of Wine (Director: Cheol-ha Lee; Producer: Cha Seung-jae). See the full list of features, documentaries and short films on the PAAFF site.In the meantime, PAAFF is looking for filmmakers (Asian & non-Asian) of all levels (student, amateur or professional) to participate in the PAAFF trailer contest. It’s free to enter and winners will receive prizes including a chance at having their video played in front of a large audience.

Trailer Guidelines 1) Promote the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival in an original and creative way. 2) Include original/new footage & music. No copyrighted work accepted & will be disqualified.* 3) Must be exactly 30 seconds. 4) End with this downloadable PAAFF still for the final 5 seconds. 5) Upload to our Youtube group & tag with “Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival”. 6) Notify us by sending an email to Ron at PAAFF with a link to your youtube video. 7) Deadline is September 13, 2009. Finalists must be able to send 2 dvd copies of their trailer to us by September 20, 2009. *Please note, PAAFF is not looking for trailers of your own film. They are looking for new, 30 second videos promoting our film festival. Prizes Grand Prize: $250, 2 All Access Film Festival Passes, trailer screened during festival & website 1st Runner Up: $100, 2 All Access Film Festival Passes, trailer screened on website 2nd Runner Up: 2 All Access Film Festival Passes, trailer screened on website For more info: www.phillyasianfilmfest.org