The 5th Annual Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival was held May 7-16, 2010. It featured 36 screening of films from Asia or by Asian American Films at 3 locations in Pittsburgh. Three of these had scheduled Question & Answer sessions for audience members with visiting filmmakers. The festival featured award winning entries from New York Asian Film Festival, San Francisco Asian Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival Hawaii International Film Festival and many other world renowned film events.
Opening night film was “Cooking with Stella” from the Canadian brother sister team of Dilip and Deepa Mehta was followed by the colorful Opening Night Gala, attended by over 500 guests in traditional and ethnic dress at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The average attendance per screening increased this year, despite a decrease in programming from previous years. Visitors came to Pittsburgh from all over the country.