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2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Short Film

From animation to horror, we showcase a diverse set of shorts that will inspire and entertain. And most of the sessions are free!


  1. Sriracha

    Griffin Hammond / Short Film / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 33 mins
    Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this fast-paced documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic "rooster sauce."
    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 13, 2015 9:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 6:00 pm


  2. 6 Weddings and a Dress

    Steven Nagano / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 8 mins
    Chiyomi Ogawa first wore the wedding dress in the shadow of Manzanar, a Japanese American concentration camp. The dress was then worn by five other women. This is their story.
    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 13, 2015 9:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 6:00 pm


  3. Behind my Behind

    David Chai / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Animation / 4 mins
    A disheartened Earnest Knapp learns that the things he holds most dear are often just a buttcheek away.
    Plays In:
    Animated, Horror, and Sci-Fi Shorts (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 9:00 pm First come, first served


  4. Beware the Boogey Man

    Christopher Woon / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 8 mins
    Boogeyman is not only a B-Boy, but a fast rising star in professional mixed martial arts. The abstract styles of Boogeyman and his crew The Freak Show are polarizing in the world of breakdance, but have helped make them stars in martial arts.
    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 13, 2015 9:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 6:00 pm


  5. Bibingka

    Kay Cuajunco / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 10 mins
    Bibingka explores how recipes tell stories of migration and cultural survival through the lens of Filipino foods. Behind every recipe there are countless memories that allow us to reclaim our connection to the land, family, and home, which awakens our senses to keep the legacy of our traditional foods alive.
    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 13, 2015 9:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 6:00 pm


  6. The Boy Under the Piano

    Philippa Wong / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Drama / 10 mins
    18 year-old Alfie, an autistic teen, struggles to find his place in his large immigrant Chinese family. Having endured years of ridicule, his family is about to receive the surprise of their lifetime as Alfie finally sets out to find his own voice.
    Plays In:
    Shorts on Struggle (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 15, 2015 12:00 pm First come, first served


  7. A Clean UA

    Peter Phan / Short Film / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 25 mins
    A Clean UA is a documentary short by the Southeast Asian Young Men's Group. The film follows Peter, a 17-year-old Vietnamese American youth, as he decides to quit marijuana. Using a hand held camera, Peter journals the challenges of his path to recovery while exploring the benefits of being sober.
    Plays In:
    Shorts on Struggle (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 15, 2015 12:00 pm First come, first served


  8. The Delano Manongs

    Marissa Aroy / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 28 mins
    The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement tells the story of the Filipino farmworkers who spurred the Great Grape Strike in 1965 and joined forces with the other ethnic workers to create the United Farmworkers Union.
    Plays In:
    Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 12:00 pm First come, first served


  9. Distance Between

    R.J. Lozada / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 9 mins
    Distance Between is a personal and probing visual letter to an unborn child. Distance Between is a personal exploration of language, fatherhood, and family bonds uniquely seen through the eyes of a sperm donor within the Filipino diaspora in the United States.
    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 13, 2015 9:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Documentary Shorts Featuring Sriracha

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 6:00 pm


  10. Give it up

    Justin Tan / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Drama/Comedy / 5 mins
    Juxtaposing a comic's life on and offstage, GIVE IT UP explores the pain behind his comedy. After a brutal breakup, an amateur comedian copes using comedy in more ways than one. His story is a reminder that behind every joke lies a dark truth.
    Plays In:
    Shorts on Struggle (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 15, 2015 12:00 pm First come, first served