2024 Tri-co film festival JURORS


ARZHANG ZAFAR is a writer and film programmer based in Philadelphia. Originally from the SF Bay Area, he has been residing in Philly for over six years and working with PAAFF for the majority of that time. He is particularly interested in highlighting the stories of underrepresented communities and the ways in which historical and contemporary identity and culture intersect in diasporic art and media. He is excited to step into the role of co-director for the festival, to expand PAAFF’s repertoire and show audiences the full breadth of Asian and Asian American cinema.


SWETA VOHRA (she/her) is the Head of Production and a producer at Multitude Films. Her latest films include the Oscar-shortlisted HOW WE GET FREE (HBO Documentary Films) and Netflix Original POWER (Sundance 2024). She also co-executive produced the shorts collection QUEER FUTURES (CPH:DOX 2023). Prior to joining Multitude, she was a producer/director on the first season of The New York Times series THE WEEKLY on FX and Hulu, and produced and directed over a dozen films for Al Jazeera English’s award-winning show FAULT LINES. She also produced the Netflix / BBC Studios feature documentary, THE ANTHRAX ATTACKS. Sweta is a 2021–2022 DOC NYC 40 Under 40 Filmmaker and has received the National Association of Black Journalists Excellence Award, the Radio Television Digital News Association Kaleidoscope Award, and three News and Documentary Emmy® nominations for her work.