All Films & Events


A Queer Time & Place
Short Film Programs

A Queer Time & Place

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 am

Program

A Queer Time & Place

Leading a queer existence in a fractured world makes for heightened explorations of identity. This year’s LGBTQ+ program...
Film Still from A Sexplanation
Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

A Sexplanation

Available to watch
November 14, 2021 7:00 pm - November 15, 2021 7:00 pm

Film

A Sexplanation

Directed by Alex Liu
From neuroscience labs to church pews, A Sexplanation features provocative conversations with psychologists, sex researchers—and even a Jesuit…
Alternative Realities
Short Film Programs

Alternative Realities

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Alternative Realities

Some may define “reality” as everything that we pick up with our five senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing,...
Film Still from Americanish
Special Presentations, Feature Narratives

Americanish

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Film

Americanish

Directed by Iman Zawahry
In Jackson Heights, Queens, career-driven sisters Maryam and Sam and their newly-immigrated cousin Ameera must navigate the consistent…
Are We Alone?
Short Film Programs

Are We Alone?

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Are We Alone?

Sometimes experimenting with form is the only way to depict the inexplicable: the comfort of home, the absurdity...
Clockwise from top left: Joshua Bation, Marina Murayama, Lukey, and REGOTHERESHEGO
Live Performances

Asian American Beats To Jam To

Special Event

Asian American Beats To Jam To

PAAFF’s Asian Music Showcase is back and in-person at Asian American Arts Initiative! This year’s showcase features an…
Being (Un)Present: A Father's Love
Short Film Programs

Being (Un)Present: A Father’s Love

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Being (Un)Present: A Father’s Love

How would you define your relationship with your father? Was he there for you? Did he provide affection...
Film Still from Cane Fire
Feature Documentaries, Pacific Showcase

Cane Fire

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Cane Fire

Directed by Anthony Banua-Simon
Cane Fire examines the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi, interweaving four generations of family…
Dear Resources
Short Film Programs

Dear Resources

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Dear Resources

Individuals and communities alike require resources to survive and thrive. In a world where our natural resources are...
"Dirty" Work
Short Film Programs

“Dirty” Work

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

“Dirty” Work

Work is often promoted as a way of fulfilling one’s purpose in life. But who are “dream jobs”...
Fighting for Identity
Short Film Programs

Fighting for Identity

Available to watch
November 11, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Fighting for Identity

How do people discover who they are meant to be? How can they carve out a safe space...
Film still from George Nakashima, Woodworker
Feature Documentaries

George Nakashima, Woodworker

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

George Nakashima, Woodworker

Directed by John Nakashima
A modernist architect during the Great Depression sets out on global journey to find his reason for being.…
HEAL
Short Film Programs

HEAL: Undocumented Filmmakers Collective Shorts Showcase

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

HEAL: Undocumented Filmmakers Collective Shorts Showcase

With pain comes healing. The HEAL shorts program features films by members of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, showcasing...
Film Still from I Was a Simple Man
Feature Narratives, Pacific Showcase

I Was A Simple Man

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

I Was A Simple Man

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
A family in Hawai'i faces the imminent death of their eldest as the ghosts of the past haunt…
Film still from in another language
Feature Narratives

in another language

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

in another language

Directed by Masaya Tsutsumi
Tokyo, summer 2020. In a “One Coin English Cafe” where participants can enjoy English conversation for a small…
Film Still from Like the Northern Ray
Feature Narratives

Like the Northern Ray

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Like the Northern Ray

Directed by Tetsuya Uesugi
Azusa Makabe is a magazine editor who lives in Sapporo, a snowy city located in northern Japan. She…
A Queer Time & Place

LIVE Q&A: A Queer Time & Place Shorts Program

Special Event

LIVE Q&A: A Queer Time & Place Shorts Program

PAAFF will be conducting LIVESTREAMED filmmaker Q&As for each feature and short film programs available for rental. You...
Alternative Realities

LIVE Q&A: Alternative Realities Shorts Program

Special Event

LIVE Q&A: Alternative Realities Shorts Program

PAAFF will be conducting LIVESTREAMED filmmaker Q&As for each feature and short film programs available for rental. You...
Are We Alone?

LIVE Q&A: Are We Alone? Shorts Program

Special Event

LIVE Q&A: Are We Alone? Shorts Program

PAAFF will be conducting LIVESTREAMED filmmaker Q&As for each feature and short film programs available for rental. You...
Being (Un)Present: A Father's Love

LIVE Q&A: Being (Un)Present: A Father’s Love Shorts Program

Special Event

LIVE Q&A: Being (Un)Present: A Father’s Love Shorts Program

PAAFF will be conducting LIVESTREAMED filmmaker Q&As for each feature and short film programs available for rental. You...
Film Still from Cane Fire

LIVE Q&A: Cane Fire

Special Event

LIVE Q&A: Cane Fire

PAAFF will be conducting LIVESTREAMED filmmaker Q&As for each feature and short film programs available for rental. You...