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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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  1. Best of the Fest 2018

    Posted April 30th, 2018 by Brian Park in Best of the Fest Event, 2018 Festival

    Miss any of SAAFF 2018? Come check out the award winning films of this year’s festival!     Best Short Films of SAAFF 2018 May 12, 2PM at The Wing Luke Museum Grand jury prize narrative short: Monday Audience choice narrative short: Wonderland Audience choice documentary short: Forever, Chinatown (Update: Recently nominated for an Emmy!) […]


  2. Upcoming Highlights of our 2018 Festival!

    Posted January 20th, 2018 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Are you ready? SAAFF 2018 happens on February 22nd – 25th! Here are some highlights you won’t want to miss! Opening Night Opening Night Film Feb 22nd at the Broadway Performance Hall VIP doors open 6:00 pm, general admission doors open 6:30 pm SIGNATURE MOVE The award-winning film tells the story of Zaynab, a Pakistani […]


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    Top 10 API American Comics of 2017

    Posted January 2nd, 2018 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Martin Tran As another colonial calendar year comes to a close, I find myself reading listicle after listicle of the Top 10  _____s of 2017. And as I sit at work conjuring up ways to look busy, I thought to myself, “I should write my own listicle.” But what listicle could I write that […]


  4. #Expressive Asians and Stereotypes

    Posted September 28th, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    Yaoyao Liu As described recently in this Paste article, a (presumably white) Hollywood casting director was quoted as saying Asian performers were “not very expressive” compared to their white peers to explain the disparity in representation between the two groups. In response, a number of Asian Americans in entertainment and social commentary spread the hashtag […]


  5. A Filipino perspective on Moana

    Posted June 20th, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Adrian Alarilla Moana and the Austronesian Migration. Image from The Daily Opium   I have watched Moana possibly five times now. It is probably my new favorite Disney film. Yes, it does have its problems and controversies, especially with the portrayal of Maui, one of the most important deities throughout the Pacific. Yes, it […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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!


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]