Celebrating art and film from Asian cultures and locales such as India, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, the Philippines, and more, the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival is an exciting event that spans a few days in September.
Film and Asian Art in Pittsburgh
The Silk Screen Launch Party is a special kick-off for the festival. Join the party on August 31st at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse. Dinner is included with the price of entry tickets, and a cash bar will be available for mixed drinks and signature whiskey cocktails. Join in for some fun raffle prizes and to view trailers from select films that will be screened at the festival later in September.
The Red Carpet Gala is a celebration of the film festival. Starting at 6 p.m. on September 15th there will be beverages to sip, ethnic foods to eat, and lots of mingling, along with a silent auction. Live music will serenade the event. Of course, trailers from films in the festival will be shown to whet your appetite for the full-length features and short films.
From September 16th to 25th, films from Asian countries and Asian influences will be screened at various venues in the Pittsburgh area. These include Regent Square Theater, Melwood Screening Room and Classroom, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s “Earth Theater.” There will be plenty of opportunities to catch screenings of films from all over the world from incredible talent.
Silk Screen also hosts a radio show featuring Indian music every Sunday at 8 p.m. Tune in to hear some authentic sounds from this fascinating country.
Where to Stay in Pittsburgh
Don’t forget to come and stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for quality accommodations, great service, and convenient access to the festival events, activities, and film screenings.