PAAFF Content Policy

As we at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival endeavor to showcase the very best Asian diasporic films, our programming staff is sensitive to the fact that some of our official selections may have content that an audience member may find offensive or distressing. As such, we provide our patrons with film descriptions that appear on our website and in our Festival Program as a guide to the festival’s specific content and themes.

We refrain from attaching specific warnings to individual films primarily because it would be impossible to identify all content that could be objectionable or distressing to any possible audience member. Furthermore, identifying objectionable or distressing events for one sector of our audience could be inaccurate and/or incomplete for another. Finally, PAAFF staff are not qualified experts in identifying what content could be found to be objectionable or distressing to a potential audience member. We would not want to make a list of warnings that is not comprehensive, nor do we want to generate our own warnings with the potential of misrepresenting the films and filmmakers.

Please supplement the film descriptions provided on our website and festival guide with your own research before purchasing tickets or attending a screening. We recommend watching the linked trailers, reading any online reviews, and visiting a film’s website where possible. Please feel free to contact us at PAAFF with any questions or concerns.

We thank you for your support and understanding.