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Narrative Feature jury

Doc Feature jury

Short Film Jury

Susan Jin Davis Senior VP of Product and Operational Compliance, Finance at Comcast Cable and a big supporter of Asian American film.

Allen Chou President of Sales and Acquisitions at Passion River Films, a NYC based company that distributes documentaries and arthouse films for the US home video and international sales market since 1998.

Tetsuki Ijichi Independent film producer from Japan and President of Tidepoint Pictures that specializes in distributing Asian films across genre, from Horror to Documentary in North America and Internationally.

Melanie Forchetti Casting Director at Mike Lemon Casting, Melanie began her career at Lightstone Productions producing music videos then started her own production company and produced feature films including Prey for Rock ‘n Roll, ‘Til Proven Innocent, and Screw Cupid, as well as documentaries, and promotionals.

2016 PAAFF

Amira Smith Director of Marketing and Multicultural Affairs for the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (, actress, and overall film enthusiast.


Philip Lam Independent film producer (Undoing, Santa Mesa) based in the New York City metropolitan area. Hye-jung park Associate Director and Program Manager at the Scribe Video Center, Hye-Jung produced several documentaries that include The Women Outside, North Korea: Beyond DMZ, and The #7 Train: An Immigrant Journey, all of which aired on PBS.

Maori Holmes Originally from Los Angeles, Maori Holmes is a producer, curator, and the Founding Artistic Director of the BlackStar Film Festival ( Maori received her MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University and has screened her own film work internationally. Marángeli Mejía rabell Puerto Rico-born Director of PHL Latino Film Festival, Marángeli is also Director of CED at the Village of Arts and Humanities. She also curates/produces arts & culture programs and special events as a cofounder of AfroTaino Productions.

PAAFF'16 Program Guide  

Full details for the 2016 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Nov 10-20

PAAFF'16 Program Guide  

Full details for the 2016 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Nov 10-20