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2014 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is a four-day event (February 6-9, 2014) showcasing feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. SAAFF 2014 will be presented at Columbia City’s Ark Lodge Cinemas.


SAAFF showcases works by Northwest Asian American filmmakers, as well as films from across the country dealing with Asian American people, issues and themes, which are absent from other local festivals.

SAAFF is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the city’s Asian American community.


From 2003-2007, The Northwest Asian American Film Festival (NWAAFF) directed by Wes Kim showcased works by Asian American filmmakers to Seattle film goers. Since 2007, the program has been on a hiatus. With the guidance of Kim, new festival directors Kevin Bang and Vanessa Au revived the program in 2013 and gave the event a new name — Seattle Asian American Film Festival.


Kevin Bang

Vanessa Au

Martin Tran
Artist Liaison and Community Outreach

Su-ching Wang
Event and Programming Manager

Christopher Patterson
Grant Writer and Programming Manager

Marites Mendoza
PR Manager

Denzil Kriekenbeek
Interactive Producer

Victoria Ju
Volunteer and Event Manager

Sabrina Chen
Marketing Communications Manager

Stacey Gynn Swanby
Event Manager

Wes Kim

Leilani Nishime
Grants Consultant

Gina McDonald
Creative Consultant

Kristen Navaluna
Intern Extraordinaire