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HIDE AND SEEK starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits among 6 Films screening for Asian American Women Movie Night hosted by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. at Drexel University on May 11

Hide and Seek Postcard redOn Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Bev’s Girl Films’ Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits, will be among  six short films screened by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. at Drexel University for their Asian American Women Movie Night to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Examiner.com: Q&A with ‘Hide and Seek’ director Garth Kravits and Actress Lia Chang

The Asian American Student Association of Drexel University tapped the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival’s (PAAFF) Women’s Shorts Program featured in 2015 at Asian Arts Initiative, to screen in the Drexel University Library room L33, 3300 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA, from 5:30-7PM.

Women's Shorts Program

The event is free and open to the public, with food provided by the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture of Drexel University.

Each of the six short films was either produced by women, star women in central roles, or deals with women issues. After the screening, there will be a Q & A session with two of the local filmmakers: Pheng Tang and Eiko Fan.

  1. Split End, directed by Eddie Shieh

A young, single woman bored with her social life caters a party for a beautiful couple and meets the charismatic husband, who is also looking for something new.

  1. Romaine, directed by Eiko Fan

A short doc about Romaine Samworth who, despite being blind for over 85 years, uses vibrant colors to tell personal stories through sculpture.

  1. Hide and Seek, directed by Garth Kravits

A model struggles with her self image on account of Western-centric perceptions of beauty.

  1. How is How, directed by Pheng H. Tang

While going through a career transition, a single Chinese immigrant mother becomes out of sorts with her life.

  1. When Mom Visits, directed by Chiung-Wen Chang

A USA based Taiwanese lesbian reconnects with her conservative mother, who pays an abrupt visit from Taiwan.

  1. America 1979, directed by Lila Yomtoom

With political tensions high during the Iran Hostage Crisis, an Iranian American girl struggles to find her identity in small-town America.

For more information, you can contact Xintong Chen, the current cultural and educational chair of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc. at Drexel University at syz.mesmeric@gmail.com.

PAAFF’15: Filmmakers’ Dim Sum Brunch at Sang Kee Noodle House 
Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits screens at the 2015 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF15) in Women’s Shorts Program at Asian Arts Initiative on Nov. 21

About the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF)
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first and only event of its kind in Philadelphia, bringing in audience members from all over the region and Asian American filmmakers, actors, and leaders, from around the world. The festival also hosts numerous screenings year-round independently and in partnership with regional arts and community organizations. PAAFF is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Festival which runs from November 10-20, 2016. Click here for more details on how to submit your film for consideration.

Other articles by Lia Chang:
2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Opening Night Film- World Premiere of Lena Khan’s “THE TIGER HUNTER” Starring Danny Pudi; Centerpiece Film – “TYRUS”; Closing Night Film – “PALI ROAD”; Festival Runs Apr. 21- 28
Internationally Acclaimed Playwright Velina Hasu Houston named Distinguished Professor at the USC School of Dramatic Arts
Lia Chang and Garth Kravits’ HIDE AND SEEK Screens in 11th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon on May 1; Complete Lineup 
Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone” wins $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA Award for 2015; Additional $7,500 citations for Steven Dietz’s “Bloomsday” and Jen Silverman’s “The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane”
Sandra Oh, Sola Bamis, Corey Brill and Raymond Lee Star in South Coast Repertory’s World Premiere of Julia Cho’s OFFICE HOUR, April 10-30
Lily Mariye Talks Directing “Nashville,” the Disney-ABC Creative Talent Development Program and What’s Next 
East West Players to Honor Broadway’s ALLEGIANCE, Hit TV Show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Founding Artistic Director Tisa Chang at 50th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on April 25
Photos: Denise Burse, Chinaza Uche and More in Kimber Lee’s “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” at Seattle Rep through April 24
Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and Jeanne Sakata Set for A SINGLE SHARD at People’s Light, April 27 – May 29
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, Ellen Burstyn, Bobby Cannavale and Paola Lázaro-Muñoz at The Drama Book Shop for BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Reading and Signing
Broadway Vet Gedde Watanabe and MISS SAIGON’s Jon Jon Briones Lead the Cast of East West Players’ Production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, May 12 – June 26
Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter David Henry Hwang and singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Leehom Wang to Receive Honorary Degrees from Williams College
Closing Night Party of Encores! 1776 with André De Shields, Santino Fontana, John Larroquette, Nikki Renée Daniels, Bryce Pinkham, Ann Harada at New York City Center
“Sunny Side Up” on Sprout, starring Emily Borromeo, Carly Ciarrocchi, Kaitlin Becker and Tim Kubart, Receives Daytime Emmy Nod for Best Pre-School Children’s Series
Q & A with Emmanuel Brown, Actor, Award-Winning Fight Choreographer and Champion Martial Artist 

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

2016 Asians on Film Festival Complete Lineup, Mar. 10 -13

UPDATED: 3/10/16

The 2016 Asians on Film Festival runs from Thursday March 10th- Sunday, March 13th at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, 100 North Central Avenue, LA.

Full Lineup

Thursday, March 10th

Japanese American National Museum

100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

tickets

5:00PM

Opening night red carpet

7:00PM 

Rain Lotus (Joe Chang) (7 min)

Family Gathering (David Au) (21 min)

More Than One (Takahisa Shiraishi) (20 min)

The Smiling Man (AJ Briones) (7 min)

Visiting Mum (Cassandra Nguyen) (21 min)

Eternity (James Boss) (24 min)

9:00PM 

Waiting (Will Kim) (2 min)

The Breakdown on Highway 7 (Jaswant Shrestha) (16 min)

Power Play (Hillary Hamilton) (4 min)

Do Date (Marc Lee & Marcial Chavez) (11 min)

Off the Record (Lijie Feng) (16 min)

The Controller (Bryce Marrero) (18 min)

Jackie Boy (Musashi Alexander) (22 min)

Friday, March 11th

4:00PM 

One Minute To Leave (Brian Sounalath) (4 min)

Maple’s Tree (Rachel Leyco) (20 min)

Alice’s Mirror (Benoit Lelieve) (18 min)

The Spring in My Life (Yeon Yun Cho) (20 min)

My Best Friend, Ben (Henry Alberto) (33 min)

6:00PM

The Roar – Monish Gangwani (Monish Gangwani) (15 min)

The Dead Planet (Michael Morris) (13 min)

Vigilance (Brenton Fosner) (10 min)

The Flip (Chung Fan Lam) (22 min)

In Search of American Inshallah (Danish Renzu) (25 min)

8:00PM 

Spaceship – Dan aka Dan featuring Sam Kang (Rommel Andaya) (7 min)

Virtual Hitman (Kristina Esposito) (14 min)

Hopeless Romantic (Oleksil Babenko) (10 min)

Kin (Deborah Kim & Jacobi Hollingshed) (20 min)

The Girl Who Couldn’t Get High (Andrew Olsen) (3 min)

Rattlefly (Min Ding) (20 min)

You Can’t Hear Me. You Can’t See Me. (Andrew Suleiman) (14 min)

10:00PM

R I S E (Steve Nguyen & Choz Belen) (3 min)

Tortoise (Noviandra Santosa) (6 min)

Eyes of Fate (Andrew Yi) (12 min)

Lover and the Fighter (Joseph Le) (5 min)

Passage (Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe) (16 min)

American Hikikomori (Landis Stokes) (20 min)

When Mom Visits (Chiung-wen Chang) (18 min)

Saturday, March 12th

4:00PM

Where’d You Go (Invisible People) – Model Minority (Angela Yu) (6 min)

Sapphire Strange (Justin Caien Chenn) (8 min)

Meet Me at a Funeral (Kerry Mondragon) (11 min)

Apart (Xin Huang) (13 min)

The Destined King (Kiyun Sung) (12 min)

Sweet Sixteen (Yung-Jen Yang) (8 min)

Playdate (Andrea Bang) (14 min)

A Children’s Song (Shayna Cohen) (27 min)

6:00PM 

Up In the Clouds (Ed Moy) (3 min)

Up in the Clouds

Ed Moy’s Animated Short UP IN THE CLOUDS, starring Katherine Park and Raymond Ma, has East Coast premiere screening at PAAFF15

Anastasia (Sam Li) (13 min)

Split End (Edward Shieh) (6 min)

Time Capsule (Trinity Shi) (4 min)

The Meat (Roy Kim) (6 min)

BRITNEY-holics Anonymous: A SPEAR-itual Awakening (Jerell Rosales) (10 min)

Metamorphosis (Elaine Xia) (15 min)

Karma (Sixing Su & Majun Chen) (18 min)

100 Rupees (Prashanth Raj) (20 min)

8:00PM 

Aurora – Kenson Lee (Kenson Lee) (6 min)

Straight Up (Steven Yee & Gerry Maravilla) (9 min)

Hada (Tony Morales) (9 min)

Finding You (Grant Chang) (7 min)

Against Blood (Cassidy Lackos) (13 min)

Rope (Yeney Amaro) (9 min)

Anne Darling (Norman Yeung) (16 min)

Mom For Sale. Mint Condition (Rajesh Naroth) (6 min)

East of Hollywood (Chris Caccioppoli) (28 min)

10:00PM

I Can’t Be Your Superman – Skylar Spence (Maegan Houang) (4 min)

Cash Back (Yifan Xiao) (12 min)

The Pride (Qiucgen Cao) (18 min)

Dirty Sock (Rommel Andaya) (6 min)

Anna (Spiros Charalambous) (22 min)

Longing (Nadav Mishall) (20 min)

Sunday, March 13th

2:30PM 

Xuong Duoi (Down Under) (Matthew Victor Pastor) (7 min)

Dream of Emerald Hill (Daniel York) (10 min)

Jinju (Crystal Jin Kim) (10 min)

Planet X (Rohit Gill) (7 min)

Good Boy (Blake Hodges) (6 min)

Twin Lotus (Bruce Sze Han Chen) (15 min)

Method (Steven Yee) (9 min)

Pawnshop Symphony (Kvon Chen) (7 min)

The Loyalist (Minji Kang) (19 min)

4:30PM

Bayanihan: The Spirit of Community (Ricky Fosheim) (27 min)

Black (Nadia Burgess) (6 min)

The Glass Man (We Ra) (21 min)

Dirty War (Linpu Gao) (11 min)

Finding Cleveland (Larissa Lam) (13 min)

Father (Tresa Ponnor) (10 min)

6:30PM

Turn It Up – CHOPS, Tiger JK & Yoon Mi-rae (Steve Nguyen) (4 min)

My Life as a Sock (Julie Ow) (10 min)

A Decision (Xu Zhang) (6 min)

The Dragon’s Blade (Viet Huynh) (7 min)

Behind the Scenes with Chad and Sam (Sam Li & Chad Maxwell) (23 min)

Mt. Molehill (Jesse Stewart) (17 min)

Mooncake (Francois Yang) (19 min)

8:30PM

Run Crab Run (Wei Lu) (6 min)

Battle of Wills (David No) (9 Min)

Crimson Defenders vs. the Slightly Racist Family (Simu Liu) (8 min)

Coming Home (Steven Liang) (14 min)

To Die or to Dream (Peilin Kuo) (3 min)

Touch (Lulu Wang) (15 min)

D.Asian (Sarah Smith) (10 min)

Locksmiths (James Kwon Lee) (16 min)

Mango Sticky Rice (Mallorie Ortega) (15 min)

10:30PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

11:00PM

Close Night After Party @ Far Bar Little Tokyo (Free Event)

Asians on Film is a 501 (C)3 non-profit devoted to arts & entertainment with a primary focus in providing recognition to the talent of Asian/Pacific Islanders who are minorities in the film industry either as talent, filmmakers and/or those who work in other aspects of filmmaking.

Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits screens at the 2015 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF15) in Women’s Shorts Program at Asian Arts Initiative on Nov. 21

Lia Chang in Hide and Seek
Lia Chang in Hide and Seek

Bev’s Girl Films’ Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits, will have its Philadelphia premiere as an Official Selection at The 2015 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF15) on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Women’s Shorts Program at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 at 2:15pm.

Each of the films in this FREE program of shorts was either produced by women, star women in central roles, or deal with women’s issues. Garth and I will be in attendance for the  Q & A.

Split End | Eddie Shieh
Romaine | Eiko Fan
Hide and Seek | Garth Kravits
How is How | Pheng Tang
When Mom Visits | Chiung-wen Chang
America 1979 | Lila Yomtoob

Click here to RSVP.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a map to the Asian Arts Initiative.

The producing team of Bev's Girl Films - Best Actress nominee Lia Chang and Garth Kravits for their debut short film, Hide and Seek (Top Ten Film for 72 Hour Shootout)
The producing team of Bev’s Girl Films – Best Actress nominee Lia Chang and Garth Kravits for their debut short film, Hide and Seek (Top Ten Film for 72 Hour Shootout)

Kravits also directed, edited and scored the film, in addition to sharing camera operator duties with Evan Daves. Daves and Alicia Manns also appear in the film.

Lia Chang in Hide and Seek. Photo by GK
Lia Chang in Hide and Seek. Photo by GK

Hide and Seek speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day.  To look in the mirror and to hope to see a face other than your own.  One that is closer to what magazines, television and movies define as beautiful or even normal. What face do you see when you look in the mirror?

Hide and Seek posterHide and Seek is a very personal film to me as I got my start in front of the camera as a model at the age of 15, before honing my craft in film, television and theater.

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits is an actor, singer, musician and composer and award winning filmmaker. On television, Kravits has guest starred on 30 Rock, The Blacklist, Nurse Jackie, Hostages, Tin Man and The Carrie Diaries and played opposite Keanu Reeves in the feature film Sweet November.

Lia Chang
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographerand the Arts and Entertainment reporter for AsAmNews.com. Chang recently received a Best Actress nomination at the 2015 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout.  Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media and a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age. She is the recipient of the AAJA 2001 National Award for New Media and the OCA 2000 Chinese American Journalist Award. Avenue Magazine named her one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Asian Americans”. She is featured in Joann Faung Jean Lee’s book Asian American actors: oral histories from stage, screen, and television. She is profiled in FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first and only event of its kind in Philadelphia, bringing in audience members from all over the region and Asian American filmmakers, actors, and leaders, from around the world. The festival also hosts numerous screenings year-round independently and in partnership with regional arts and community organizations.

PAAFF’s parent organization, Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to showcase films by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans for the city of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia region. They aim to present captivating programs that engage, inspire, and connect our community both to one another and the non-Asian mainstream.

Other Articles:
Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits screens at the 2015 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF15) in Women’s Shorts Program at Asian Arts Initiative on Nov. 21
World Premiere of PALI ROAD at 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) on Nov. 16 & 21st
AsAmNews.com: Actor Tzi Ma Rides ‘Hell On Wheels’ to New Heights
Q and A with Jason Tobin, star of Dax Phelan’s JASMINE
Q & A with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Ruby Yang; New Film MY VOICE, MY LIFE screens at #PAAFF15 on Nov. 22 at Asian Arts Initiative
Ed Moy’s Animated Short UP IN THE CLOUDS has East Coast premiere screening at PAAFF15 on Nov. 20
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Announces 8th Annual Festival Lineup
Gotta Dance Star André De Shields receives 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University
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GOTTA DANCE stars André De Shields, Stefanie Powers, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillias White step out for ON YOUR FEET!
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AsAmNews.com: Q & A with Arthur Dong, Award-winning Filmmaker and Author, Gay Icon, Distinguished Professor of Film
Film Lab Screening of ‪#‎72HrSO‬ Films at Time Warner Theater & Panel Discussion of Mass Media Constructions of Beauty 
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Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park! 
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