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2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) showcases feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. Our next festival takes place Feb. 12-15, 2015 at Northwest Film Forum.

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.


Seattle Asian American Film Festival is an Associated Program of Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportuntities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable.


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.



Vanessa Au, Co-Director

Vanessa Au

Kevin Bang, Co-Director

Kevin Bang

Sabrina Chen, Marketing Communications Manager

Sabrina Chen
Marketing Communications Manager

Denzil Kriekenbeek, Interactive Producer

Denzil Kriekenbeek
Interactive Producer

Ernie Lou, Sponsorship Manager

Ernie Lou
Sponsorship Manager

Victoria Ju, Volunteer and Event Manager

Victoria Ju
Volunteer and Event Manager

Chris Woon, Artist Liaison

Chris Woon
Artist Liaison

LeiLani Nishime, Grants Manager

LeiLani Nishime
Grants Manager

Rayann Onzuka, Events Manager

Rayann Onzuka
Events Manager

Mariko Toyoji

Mariko Toyoji
Grants Writer

Sue Ann Huang

Sue Ann Huang
Volunteer Manager

Jeff Wei

Jeff Wei
Web Producer

Wes Kim, Advisor

Wes Kim

Gina McDonald, Creative Consultant

Gina McDonald
Creative Consultant

Tiffany Lin, Designer

Tiffany Lin

Amber Manuguid, Designer

Amber Manuguid