PAAFF Awards will be announced during the festival. Make sure to attend the Livestream Awards Announcement on November 14 at 4PM EST to see whether your favorite nominee won. PAAFF also counts audience ballots for "Audience Choice" awards, so make sure you fill out ballots located at the bottom of the video player for eligible films.
Vijay Krishna Mohan was a filmmaker, musician, activist, author, and beloved member of the PAAFF staff who passed away after a cycling accident. His belief that it is possible to build a better community through the arts was a shining beacon for hope and his work touched the lives of many in Philadelphia and beyond. Starting in 2015 we began giving an award in his name to the film or filmmaker who best embodies Vijay’s passion for transformative change through media.
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Cane Fire examines the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi, interweaving four generations of family history, numerous Hollywood productions, and troves of found footage to create a kaleidoscopic portrait of the economic and cultural forces that have cast indigenous and working-class residents as “extras” in their own…View purchasing options for Cane Fire Buy tickets
Each short film nominee is part of a full shorts program. To watch each nominated short you must purchase access to the full shorts program.