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PTAFF 2018

November 1 - 4 Los Angeles

November 8 - New York


Get ready to experience eight amazing days of entertainment, engagement, and inspiration. 
Happy hour mixers, luncheons, and exclusive conversations with industry and community leaders.

PTAFF gives artists committed to social justice a platform to showcase their work. This year, PTAFF celebrates filmmakers and artists showcasing artistic pieces focused on injustice around the world. 

This year PTAFF will feature special screenings of films speaking to Health and Environmental injustice.

PTAFF 2018 Call for Entry now open

Submit your documentary, and narrative films, change the world one frame at a time

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PTAFF seeks to give a platform to artists who seek to use their voice in film, theatre, spoken word, painting, sculptor, and photography to bring to light such issues as, poverty, gender inequality, homelessness, hunger, physical and psychological abuse, racism,  sex trafficking, war and grief.   

The festival is an intersection between art and social justice giving independent artists a place to create, thrive and bring to market work they are passionate about without fear it will never be seen. Artists are allowed to take risk, tell their stories as they work to change the world.

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PTAFF was a great experience for our film team. Like all other films at the festival, our film screened in a studio theater with absolutely amazing sound and picture quality. The staff was very responsive and helpful in the weeks leading up to the festival and during the festival. PTAFF is one of the only festivals on the West Coast specifically geared towards social justice films. I hope it will stick around for many years to come. Since this year was the first annual event, they are still building up their visibility. In the future I would encourage activist filmmakers to submit to this festival and then to invest time into reaching out to the media and many organizations in the L.A. area to make sure you get a strong turnout for your film (i.e., help the festival to promote your film).
— Matthew Eddy, “A Bold Peace”, Filmmaker