PTAFF 2017 Call for Entry Now Open


Submit your features, shorts, documentaries and screenplays (newly added competition) that speaks to the many social injustices we experience here in the United States and Internationally.  Make us laugh, cry, scream, shout, get up and take action.  Inspire and motivate us to "Change"

This year PTAFF will focus its panels, roundtables and workshops around injustice within our criminal justice system specifically  issues related to "Mass Incarceration".  We will explore the failures in Public Education as it relates to underserved communities here at home and how our children's current education enables them to be global citizens and meet the demands of the future workforce.  How do we compare to other countries in regards to our treatment of incarcerated individuals especially our treatment of transgender and death row inmates. 


Artivism...By any medium necessary.


Opening Night 2016 - "Road to Redemption" Screening

The 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. The 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). Filmmaker Matthew Eddy “A Bold Peace”

We submitting our Film to PTAFF because it was geared towards the Independent Artist, Social Justice and Raising Awareness to many important issues that need to be heard and addressed. The Festival Director Michelle “Andrea Meshel” Smith and her colleagues have done an outstanding job in putting together this Festival for it’s inaugural year. They were communicative and very supportive of our Film. We definitely will submit here again, and totally recommend other Filmmakers to submit to this wonderful Festival with so much potential.
Filmmakers Cati and Mike Gonzalez “Ekaj”