The Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival is a week long film festival founded in 2006 by filmmaker and artist Harish Saluja and held every May during Asian American Heritage Month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to show mostly recent films and music by artists with Asian ethnic origins, such as from Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Korea, and the Philippines. It also includes films whose topical matter is about Asians or Asian Americans.
The festival shows feature length films, sixty minutes long and over and the formats accepted are 35mm, 16mm, Betacam SP video (NTSC only) and DVD (NTSC, Region 1 only).
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