PTAFF 2017 Presents

Visions of change

New York - October 30 & 31

Los Angeles - November 1 - 4

World premiere features, shorts and documentary films, reflecting injustices around the globe, a musical presentation paying homage to those musicians, and songs that have impacted society and influenced action. 

An art exhibition and solo performance presentation, showcasing those artist using their work to expose injustice. Public Forums bringing together community activists, policy makers, experts, and leaders in Mass Incarceration and Education. 

World premiere features, shorts and documentary films, reflecting injustices around the globe, a musical presentation paying homage to those musicians, and songs that have impacted society and influenced action. 

An art exhibition and theatrical presentation, showcasing those artist using their work to expose injustice. Public Forums bringing together community activists, policy makers, experts, and leaders in Mass Incarceration and Education.  

We will also engage in compelling and engaging conversations around the entertainment industry's role in social justice movements. Opportunities to network with filmmakers, film lovers, industry professionals. 

Great entertainment opportunities including happy hour mixers, luncheons and conversations with industry and community leaders.

 

 

PTAFF 2016 Opening Night

 

 

Here's what 2016  Filmmakers' had to say!!

Our feature film ‘Oracabessa’ was nominated in competition at the inaugural 2016 Pembroke Taparelli Film Festival, held on the sound stages at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. 
The experience was phenomenal.The selection of films in competition were exceptional, the staff were very supportive and we interacted with bona fide industry experts and personnel.
The Pembroke Taparelli champions films with a theme around social justice and it was a privilege to have our film selected to participate in the festival.
— Richard Anthony Nelson, Director
We submitted 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. 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”
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”