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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.

We are dedicated to the discovery and presentation of emerging artists, giving them an opportunity to let their voices be heard around the world.  Injustice in many forms is a reality affecting our global community, as artists we have a responsibility to stand up against injustice.  Many artists take action to turn these injustices around through their work.  We seek to support and aide these artist as they help to transform, save and change the lives of those who suffer, creating a sense of hope to fuel our struggle.

In 2018 our festival focus  causes will explore environmental injustice and injustice within Healthcare specifically in underserved and marginalized communities here at home and abroad.

 

Screenplay Competition

 Submit your feature length screenplays, shorts or television seriesranging from 20 to 120 pages in length 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"

 Your professional screenplay judge will prepare a one page, candid and professional assessment of your screenplay consisting of detailed observations, criticisms, and constructive feedback along with thorough notes regarding its strengths, weaknesses, characters, pacing, plot, structure, marketability, orginality and overall quality.  This document will be emailed to you in PDF format.

Would you like to receive your Judge's Feedback? ($50)

Feature Scripts: 70 - 120 pages

Short Scripts: Under 70 pages

Television Scripts: 20 - 75 pages

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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”