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PTAFF 2024
Call for entry

✨ Championing Social Justice Through Film ✨

The Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival is excited to open its doors for submissions, inviting filmmakers worldwide to contribute to the global conversation on social justice and change. Our festival serves as a powerful platform to amplify voices that address pressing issues related to social, political, environmental, economic, medical injustice, and human rights advocacy.

 CATEGORIES:

Social Justice Narratives: Films exploring stories that shed light on social inequality, discrimination, and advocacy for marginalized communities.

 

Political Activism: Documentaries and narratives delving into political movements, activism, and the pursuit of democratic ideals.

 

Environmental Justice: Films advocating for the protection of our planet, addressing climate change, and promoting sustainable practices.

 

Economic Equity: Exploring issues of economic disparity, labor rights, and the pursuit of fair economic systems.

 

Medical Injustice: Shedding light on healthcare disparities, accessibility challenges, and advocacy for better health outcomes.

 

Human Rights Advocacy: Films focused on promoting and defending the fundamental rights and dignity of all individuals.

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In the era of revolution in 2024, PTAFF issues a fervent call to action to filmmakers and artivists worldwide, urging them to deeply reflect on the presence or absence of abundance, liberation, and harmony within their communities. As this groundbreaking film festival season unfolds, the PTAFF Film Festival boldly shines a spotlight on LIBERATION as the paramount, transformative force that molds the fabric of existence in marginalized communities—and as the prominent theme of the 2024 PTAFF FILM FESTIVAL.

 

In a world where systems thrive on the exploitation and suffering of the masses, PTAFF challenges us to redefine the very essence of freedom. What does it truly mean to be liberated in a society plagued by oppression and inequality? We eagerly await your submissions as we embark on this revolutionary journey together.

 LOOK BACK AT PTAFF...... 2023 

''Embracing Change Agents''

 

Unite.. Inspire... Impact

PTAFF 2023 
Change Agent Awardees

Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners

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Best Domestic Feature

NINETY MINUTES LATER

 

 

 

BY

CYNDY FUJIHAWA

Best Domestic
Short

SEPARATE

 

 

 

BY

COOL BENSON

Best International Feature

THE MUM IN ME

 

 

 

BY

HILDE MERETE HAUG

Best International Short

UNSPOKEN

 

 

 

 

 

BY 

PARTH CHOPRA

Best Screenplay

PASTOR

 

 

 

 

 

BY 

RAQUEL M.R. THOMAS

Meet Our 2023 
Presenters & Panelists

Ciera Foster - Impact Catalyst Presenter
John Broadway - Impact Catalyst Presenter
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Timothy Conley - Panelist
Marquette Hawkins - Panelist
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PTAFF 2023 Official Selections

At PTAFF 2023, these captivating films will inspire, provoke thought, and celebrate the power of storytelling in driving positive change. From real-life heroes to imaginative narratives, the festival showcases the diverse voices that shape our world and ignite hope for a brighter and more compassionate future.

THE REFLECTION OF FRANCISCA NEWMAN

Director: Jon freckle Garcia 

Synopsis: n this cinematic fairytale, Francisca Newman, a psychologically disturbed ballerina, fails at her life audition. Her perfectionism starts to take a noticeable toll on her mental health, where in a world of passion and beauty, sensibility and enlightenment becomes darkness.

In this increasingly violent and surreal competition at the hands of her own reflection, a familiar voice starts talking to her as an old forgotten friend. A voice that takes her on a journey through her own memories in order to find herself, before her reflection becomes a stranger.

CONDEMNED TO BE FREE

Director: Rin Jung, Richard Rivera

Synopsis: “Why do we live?” “What is freedom?” The filmmaker follows a formerly-incarcerated scholar, educator, and activist telling his story to seek answers to the philosophical questions on human being that are brought upon by the encounter with carceral system. This short personal documentary creates a filmic dialogue on the experiential and existential, yet poetic narratives of carcerality, becoming free, and desire for life.

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At PTAFF 2023