2019 Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival

Seattle, WA: The second Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival will be on June 22nd, 23rd, and 26th at SIFF Uptown Cinema. This year the Festival is showing “Xiao Mei”, “Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron”,  “More Than Blue”, “Sen Sen”, “Long Time No Sea”, “Gatao 2: Rise of the King”, “Our Youth in Taiwan” and also […]
Jun 18, 2019

The 2019 Diwa Filipino Film Festival

“Diwa” means Spirit in Tagalog, and the Diwa Filipino Film Festival is a small community film festival that celebrates the Filipino Spirit wherever it resides. This year, we are showcasing even more films by and about Filipinos all over the world. Find out what it means to be Moro (Muslim from the southern island of […]
Apr 30, 2019

“Crazy Rich Asians” aims for high stakes in Hollywood representation

It’s the first time in 25 years that Hollywood has backed a major modern-day film with all the main actors of Asian descent – and filmmakers hope this opens the door for more Asian American stories.
Aug 15, 2018

Diwa Filipino Film Showcase 2018

This year, we want to share stories woven from our different fabrics of life. From migrant workers in Saudi, Europe and elsewhere, to traditions preserved in the homeland, to Filipino Americans crossing boundaries: The Filipino spirit lives on in its peoples and in its cinemas. We hope you join us on this tour across time […]
May 16, 2018

Make me laugh: 5 worldwide comedies you don’t want to miss at SIFF

Learn to laugh in a different language with these global comedies lighting up the screen at SIFF this year.
May 14, 2015
Seattle Asian American Film Festival

What to watch at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Hollywood may not have leading roles for Asian actors, but you can catch plenty at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival this year.
Feb 6, 2015
Vanna Fut breakdancing in front of a crowd. (Photo courtesy of Vanna Fut)

From gangster to breaker to peacemaker, the remarkable life of Big Lazy

When I asked Vanna Fut, the subject of the recent biopic “Raskal Love,” to introduce himself, he simply said: “birth name Vanna Fut, and the street calls me Big Lazy.”
Feb 7, 2014
Jeremy Lin documentary "Linsanity" will open the festival on Feb. 6.

Seattle Asian American Film Festival is back with even more Northwest flavor

The long yet not-so-illustrious history of Asian Americans in film includes such blots as the submissive woman and Dragon Lady types, the geek who provides comic relief (often for white counterparts), and the arch villain. All of these compound and express the overarching taint of foreignness. You don’t have to search too hard for the same […]
Jan 29, 2014