Our mission is to celebrate diversity and multi-cultural appreciation of the Asian and Asian American experience through cultural events.

Silk Screen was created in June 2005 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit media arts organization. Silk Screen’s goals include educating communities about Asian and Asian American history, culture, experiences and issues, fostering understanding across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, age, and region, and sustaining growth and encouraging excellence in Asian American culture.

Our annual film festival in September celebrates all of the years best Asian and Asian American films from features to shorts and brings to the city of Pittsburgh films from the Asian continent.

We only offer one prize which is our Silk Screen Audience Award. It is given to the highest rated film of the entire festival and voted by the patrons of the films