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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


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    Submissions for 2018 Now Open!

    Posted May 19th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2018 Festival

    We are excited to announce that we are gearing up for the 2018 film festival. If you are a filmmaker, check out our submission page here!

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    SAAFF At Home: 2017

    Posted May 11th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2017 Festival

      PBS: America Reframed Did you miss some of the films from SAAFF this year? Lucky for you, PBS is broadcasting a handful of features for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. You can catch them on tv, or online after they air. Here’s the full schedule of PBS’ program. Avid attenders of SAAFF […]

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    Congratulations to our Award Winners!

    Posted March 16th, 2017 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Congrats to Massive Monkees: The Beacon Director Shannon Gee and NƯỚC Director Quyen Nguyen-Le for winning the Director’s Choice Award and Cinemetropolis Best Short Film Award respectively. (Not pictured: TYRUS Director Pamela Tom) Director’s Choice Award MASSIVE MONKEES: THE BEACON, Shannon Gee The Massive Monkees Crew started in the mid-90s as a group of kids […]

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    Thanks for Attending SAAFF 2017!

    Posted March 16th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2017 Festival

    That’s a wrap! Thanks to all the filmmakers, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for making #SAAFF2017 possible! We will continue to provide a platform for local API artists and fight for media visibility #StarringUs. Be on the lookout for our Summer Film Series!

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    Director Spotlight: Alyce Tzue

    Posted February 18th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2017 Festival

    From Architect To Director Soar (2015) Alyce Tzue’s various job titles and credentials would hardly fit on a single resume. She is an animator, director, writer, editor, storyboard artist, visual developer, photographer, architect and perhaps most impressively, a Student Academy Award winner. Alyce studied architecture at Princeton University. But it wasn’t long before she decided […]

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    Feeling Generous? Donations Matched!

    Posted February 15th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2017 Festival

    ArtsFund is Matching Donations! Did you know that SAAFF is a non-profit organization? Did you know that SAAFF is completely volunteer organized and run? Did you know that SAAFF gladly takes donations? This year, up to $5,000 in donations will be matched by a generous donation from ArtsFund. Show SAAFF some love with your generosity […]

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    The Flavr Blue @ Opening Night

    Posted February 14th, 2017 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Catch the Flavr Blue at our SAAFF 2017 Opening Night Party! This electronic trio features lead singer Hollis-Wong Wear, who was involved with Youth Speaks, our opening night film A Taste of Home, and collaborated with Macklemore! Opening acts include electro pop duo NAVVI, hip hop group Sendai ERA, and spoken word by Troy Osaki, […]

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    Watch the SAAFF Trailer Now!

    Posted February 9th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2017 Festival

    The 2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival is just TWO WEEKS away! We’re looking forward to sharing with you a diverse and profound selection of films. Check out our latest #SAAFF2017 trailer #StarringUs

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    Announcing SAAFF 2017: #StarringUs

    Posted January 6th, 2017 by Brian Park in 2017 Festival

    2016 has been quite a year for Asian Americans. Our voices rang out louder and clearer than ever, especially in the fight for media visibility. We advocated for more API leading roles and fought against whitewashing, Television is finally giving us more opportunities and proving to audiences that shows featuring our talent and stories can […]

  10. SAAFF at home: Now on Netflix!

    Posted July 13th, 2016 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Photo via Flickr SAAFF 2014 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs A documentary about Detroit philosopher/activist Grace Lee Boggs, 98, whose life and work has encompassed the major U.S. social movements of the past century: radical labor, civil rights, Black Power, feminism, Asian American, environmental justice, and beyond. More than just a biography, […]