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  1. Hella Man Man at SAAFF 2016!

    Interview with Chris Woon, Director of Hella Man-Man and “Moving Train” by Blood Moon Orchestra

    Posted February 16th, 2016 by shaunmejia in 2016 Festival

    1. What do you think is missing from current representation of Asian American’s in media? I think Asian Americans just need representation, period. We need enough representation where we don’t have to worry about who/what is representing us as much as we do now. One day we can just have weird stuff like Hella Man […]


  2. Sendai ERA at SAAFF2016!

    Interview with Sendai ERA and DJ/Producer Sendai Mike

    Posted February 16th, 2016 by shaunmejia in 2016 Festival

    Seattle based hip hop group Sendai Era are debuting their music video “Downfall” at SAAFF 2016! We got a chance to talk to Era and Sendai Mike about Asian Americans in music and media. 1) Generally, what do you think is missing from current representation of Asian American’s in media? Era: Well, growing up I didn’t […]


  3. Chanthadeth at SAAFF2016

    Interview with Chanthadeth Chanthalangsy, Director of Chanthadeth

    Posted February 15th, 2016 by shaunmejia in 2016 Festival

    Chanthadeth grew up hating his name. Although he was born of Lao and Cambodian parents, he grew up with his Cambodian mother and did not connect with his Lao relatives. In this documentary, Chanthadeth explores his bicultural identity and learns the importance of acknowledging both of his cultural heritages. We got a chance to talk […]


  4. Enfu at SAAFF2016

    Interview with Ian Devier, Director of Enfu

    Posted February 15th, 2016 by shaunmejia in 2016 Festival

    You may be unfamiliar with the name ENFU, but if you live in Seattle, you have seen Ken “ENFU” Taya’s commissioned murals and illustrations scattered across the International District in restaurants and stores like Uwajimaya. Growing up between the US and Japan, his colorful and distinct art style reflects a blend of both cultures that’s won praise […]


  5. Download our SAAFF 2016 Festival Guide!

    Posted February 13th, 2016 by chriswoon in 2016 Festival

    Download our official SAAFF 2016 program guide by clicking on the cover image below!   It’s loaded with articles about films we’ll be screening at the festival. The International Examiner, the oldest Asian American newspaper in the Northwest and the oldest continuously publishing pan-Asian newspaper in the country, has been a loyal media partner of SAAFF since our revival […]


  6. The New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep!

    Posted January 1st, 2016 by martin in Fundraiser Event

    Happy New Year from the SAAFF team! For 2016 we are reaching out to our community to help us with our biggest expenditure; venue rental. Through our partnership with power2give presented by ArtsFund, every dollar you donate will be matched fifty cents! If you would like to help us reach our goal and really see […]


  7. SAAFF 2016 Submissions CLOSED!

    Posted December 1st, 2015 by chriswoon in 2016 Festival

    We’re gearing up for the 2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival, but Interested in submitting a film for the 2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival? Love it! Here are a few quick facts about the submission process. Please Check Back With Us THIS JULY 2016 for our 2017 festival call for entries! Additional questions? For answers to […]


  8. We Are Now Accepting Film Submissions!

    Posted July 10th, 2015 by martin in film submissions

    Interested in submitting a film for the 2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival? Love it! Here are a few quick facts about the submission process. Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 15th, 2015 Submission Guidelines: Film submissions must feature works by, or about, Asian American people, issues, and themes. Feature-length and short films completed in 2014 or later will […]


  9. A Fond Farewell From Our Co-Founder

    Posted July 9th, 2015 by martin in About

    Dear SAAFF family and friends, After three incredible years of running the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, it feels bittersweet to write this letter to announce that I am stepping down from my position as Co-Director of SAAFF. Two months ago, I relocated to New York City to pursue my dream of living in the […]


  10. Hollis and Geo Headline Macy’s Opening Night Party

    Posted February 9th, 2015 by Kevin Bang in 2015 Festival

      The SAAFF 2015 Macy’s Opening Night Party at Velocity Dance Center features an eclectic lineup of performers including:    Hollis Wong-Wear    Prometheus Brown (Geo)    Brenda Xu    CDQ    Sugoi Squad No Video Available    The Macy’s Opening Night Party takes place after the screening of To Be Takei on Thursday, February 12th at 9:00 p.m. Show your […]