the

Pembroke Taparelli
Arts & Film Festival

An International Artivist Festival

Creating change through artistic activism

Coming This November 7th - 10th 2019

Los Angeles

Contribute to this year’s theme:

Race, Religion, and Justice

Seeking filmmakers, artists, musicians, and panelists!

Music

Panels

Films

Artwork

Artivist’s Testimonials

“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 are submitting our Film to PTAFF because it is 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"

a sample of some of this past year’s featured films:

2018 Trailers

PINE

COLORS OF CHANGE

LEPROSY

GOING MENTAL

ZAN

KABADIO

WINTRY SPRING

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE

ESPERANZA’s PATH

WHEN JUSTICE ISN’T JUST

Less Than

Vaxxed

2018 Featured Panels

At the 2018 film festival, we heard from a wide array of speakers who are

taking a stand against Health-related issues and against Environmental Injustice

Our public forums included topics such as:

Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World

Food Related Challenges and How We Can Make A Difference

Women’s Health

Wildfires: How Climate Change Is Destroying Our Forests

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