SAAFF Artists Fund and Last Call for Submissions

September 10, 2020

SAAFF Artists Fund


For the last 6 years, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival has proudly supported local artists by inviting them to perform at our CID Summer Cinema, and ensuring they are compensated for their work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to host the event this year but will instead offer the Seattle Asian American Film Festival Artists Fund (SAAFF AF). In lieu of a paid performance opportunity in person, SAAFF will offer two (2) grants of $1,000 each to performing artists of color who are currently working on projects that speak directly to Asian and Pacific Islander American and diasporic experiences. These projects should be short works (e.g. a song, dance performance, reading of an original poem, etc.) that can be showcased via video and will be completed within three months of the entry. 

Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on October 31, 2020. Apply now!


Last Call for 2021 Submissions


SAAFF features works by or about North Americans of Asian descent. We accept films of any length and genre that were completed in 2019 or later. Our 9th annual festival will take place online in late Winter to early Spring 2021. Be sure to check Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates on festival dates and online access information.. 

Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on October 1, 2020.

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