Silk Screen Film Festival: T-Shirt Design Contest!

Silk Screen Film Festival: T-Shirt Design Contest!

Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival announces its first ever crowdsourcing T-shirt Design Contest!  Are you a designer or know someone who is?  Do you want to see your design on this year’s festival t-shirt and all over Pittsburgh? Then send us your designs.  Share with your friends and get them to vote for you. A limited amount of shirts will be sold at the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival from April 26th- May 4th, 2014.

 

  Details:

  • Submissions must be emailed to: filminfo@silkscreenfestival.org by midnight, Friday, March 14th.
  • Images must be no more than 4 colors and will be printed on the front of a charcoal grey shirt. Suggested colors include our logo colors of dark red and yellow. The Silk Screen moth logo and name will be printed on the back. Here are a few examples from our previous festivals.Silk Screen Film Festival T-Shirts
  • Image must be saved as an .eps AND .jpeg file with your last name and first initial in the title. Please include your name, address, e-mail, and the best phone number to reach you.
  • Images will not be edited or cleaned up and need to be ready to print. Printed dimensions will be no larger than 11×14.
  • Participants must be at least 21 years of age (will need to verify age to enter VIP gala party).
  • Only 1 design may be submitted per participant
  • Public voting for the finalists will occur Friday, March 21st – Sunday March 30th. Visit our website and Facebook page for details. Encourage your friends to vote for your design!
  • Winner will be announced Tuesday, April 2nd

The winner will receive a prize package valued at $400 that includes:

  • 2 VIP passes to Silk Screen’s Opening Night Gala on Friday, April 25th
  • 2 4-pack passes to the Silk Screen Film Festival
  • 2 passes to the Closing Night Film on Sunday, May 4th
  • A t-shirt with your design
  • Recognition on our website, Facebook page, and other media

Silk Sound Featured on 90.5 WESA

Silk Sound Featured on 90.5 WESA

Read & listen here.

He said that for years there have been attempts to fuse Asian music and jazz, and “most of it has been forgettable.” As an Indian native who enjoys jazz and has wanted to bring these two cultures together for years, Saluja built this project from the foundation of Samir Chatterjee and Mimi Jong, who play the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument) and the erhu (a two-string Chinese bowed instrument), respectively.

Pittsburgh jazz artists Ben Opie, Chris Parker, Jeff Berman and Matt Booth were added, and rehearsals began.

“We’ve really workshopped this band,” said Opie, a saxophonist. “There’s been an extended time devoted to rehearsals.”

Saluja was concerned at first because the initial efforts sounded to him to be just Asian music played on Western instruments.

“Now when I listen to it I cry, I get emotional” he said.

Silk Sound on Comcast Newsmakers – Mimi Jong

Silk Sound on Comcast Newsmakers – Mimi Jong

See our own Mimi Jong discuss Silk Sound, Silk Screen & more on Comcast Newsmakers.

Announcing Silk Sound Asian American Jazz

Announcing Silk Sound Asian American Jazz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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724.969.2565

January 14, 2014 

The past eight years have seen continued successes for Silk Screen Asian Arts Organization, both in terms of the quality and quantity of our events and our ever-expanding audience.  Silk Screen’s new venture is Silk Sound, an Asian-American jazz-fusion ensemble comprising six internationally acclaimed musicians.

Rehearsals began last summer, and are continuing, with the first public performance during Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s inauguration celebration.

 

The group will have its debut performance on February 28, 2014 at Bellefield Hall, Oakland. Read More »

Chinese New Year of Horse with Silk Screen and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Chinese New Year of Horse with Silk Screen and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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724-969-2565

 

Celebrating the Chinese New Year of Horse with Silk Screen and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

 

Pittsburgh, PA (January 24th , 2013) – Join Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Cultural Organization on Saturday, February 1st at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to celebrate and ring in the Chinese New Year 2014 begins – The Year of the Horse!

 

At this celebration, Silk Screen will present and introduce the Chinese New Year with music performances, a lion dance with parade, and craft activities.

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Sewickley Film Series – Canceled Due to Weather

Sewickley Film Series – Canceled Due to Weather

Born Into Brothels will be rescheduled.

Check back for the new date and time!

Silk Sound Rehersal

Silk Sound on PBS!

Silk Sound on PBS!

Silk Sound was recently featured on PBS, click the link to watch:

Silk Sound on WQED Horizons

From 1:22 to 9:49.

 

Learn more about Silk Sound

 

 

2013 Festival Coverage

See Festival Director Harish Saluja discuss the 2013 Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival with Comcast Newsmakers.

RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award for Best Film at 2013 Silk Screen Festival

RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award for Best Film at 2013 Silk Screen Festival

Silk Screen is proud to announce the winner of the RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award for the 2013 Film Festival. It is Two Weddings and Funeral(South Korea).

The People’s Choice Award is sponsored by the RAGS Foundation, which is a non-profit organization started by Sridhar and Gunjan Tayur.

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