March 25th, 2013

Seadrift Website Launch

Seadrift, Tim's first feature documentary project, is in production, and our website just launched. The film tackles the turbulent and dramatic history of Vietnamese American fishing communities in Texas and Louisiana. Please visit us at our website and like us on Facebook!


June 18th, 2012

8th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival - June 22-29th

Join us for the 8th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival. The festival runs for two weekends, with FREE film screenings on June 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th. Post-Racial will screen on Saturday, June 30th at 1:30pm as part of its "Director Day", followed by the feature "Salad Days". It is rare for film festivals to be able to offer free screenings to the public, so come out and take this opportunity to meet some Asian American filmmakers! For details see the website and Facebook event.


April 9th, 2012

Community Events This Week in Austin!

Exciting week as two of my short films will showcase this week as part of two separate community events in Austin.

Alley of Hidden Dangers! will screen in Austin Community College's Carnival ah! 2012, at the Kick-Off film festival on Tuesday April 10th. "Alley" will screen alongside 5 other short films about identity and community. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at ACC's Rio Grande Campus, Mainstage Theater.

Then, Post-Racial will screen as part of Cheese and Other Oddities, a showcase of Asian American theater, performance, and film. The show opens on April 13th, and will play Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm for 2 weeks at the Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Leng Wong, star of "Alley of Hidden Dangers!" and a local actor/producer created the event as a showcase for Asian American artists in the Austin area. I've met some of the other filmmakers/playwrights/performers, and it's going to be a great show! Purchase advanced tickets at


December 22nd, 2011

"Alley" and "Post-Racial" on

Both Alley of Hidden Dangers! and Post-Racial are now available to view for free through the Tim Tsai Films channel on  Please check them out!

Follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our Facebook updates for more exciting news in the new year.  Have a wonderful holidays and see you in 2012!

November 17th, 2011

"Post-Racial" Now Available Online

Post-Racial is at the end of its festival run and is now available to view online for FREE on Vimeo.

It may only be available for a limited time so take a look and spread the word!

October 27th, 2011

"Post-Racial" to screen in Vancouver and Philadelphia

Post-Racial will screen at two different film festivals the first weekend of November!

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival is in its 15th year and "Post-Racial" will screen before the Friday Night Feature "Big in Hollywood" (Nov 4th, 7:15 PM).

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is in its 3rd year and "Post-Racial" will screen in a FREE shorts program on Sunday (Nov 6th, 1 PM).

October 25th, 2011

"A Swingin' Trio" Premieres at the Austin Film Festival

A Swingin' Trio, the first feature from Austin-based writer/director Kelvin Z. Phillips premiered at the 2011 Austin Film Festival last Friday (October 21st).

The film was edited by Tim Tsai and features an original score by Alex Lu (composer on "Post-Racial" and "Alley of Hidden Dangers").

To stay up-to-date on future screenings and news, please visit the website and join the film's facebook page.

April 11th, 2011

"Post-Racial" Wins Audience Award at Jump Cut Film Festival

Post-Racial won the audience award last night at the 12th annual Jump Cut Film Festival!

The film festival is run by the University Filmmakers Alliance, and this year's guest speaker and judge was Jared LeBoff, executive producer of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World".

Post-Racial screened alongside 15 other short films at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on S. Lamar. Special thanks to UFA for putting on the event and to everyone who came out and supported the film!

April 8th, 2011

"Post-Racial" Wins First Place in College Competition at JSFF, Screens Next at Jump Cut Film Festival

Post-Racial was selected for the 14th annual Jay Sanders Film Festival, which took place on March 29th, 2011 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Alabama, and the film won First Place in the college competition!

The film was also mentioned in their local newspaper The Corner News

Next up: Austin's Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar as part of the Jump Cut Film Festival on April 10th, 2011.

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