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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. H7N3

    Iris K. Shim / Short Film / USA / 2013 / Thriller / 11 mins
    Dr. Lyon struggles with his professional obligations as he attempts to diagnose a little girl's alarming symptoms on the eve of a viral outbreak. Perturbed by Viola's increasingly unsettling behavior, Dr. Lyon must decide between sending the little girl away to quarantine or discover the truth behind her sickness.
    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


  2. Happy Fun Room

    Greg Pak / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Comedy / 14 mins
    In the near future, the host of a once-popular kid's TV show clashes with her child co-stars when she realizes that the world's changed and the show's messages may no longer apply. Starring Cindy Cheung and produced for the ITVS Futurestates series.
    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


  3. I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

    David So / Short Film / USA / 2013 / Horror comedy / 7 mins
    After a casual encounter, David So's boring night goes from hopeful to deadly. After being courted then stood up, our protagonist is haunted by a mysterious ghost who's out for blood. David proves to the ghost that he is not afraid.
    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. In Struggle

    Kevin Owyang / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary, Pacific Northwest / 23 mins
    A look inside the values and beliefs that transformed Asian Americans in their fight for social justice for all. This film was commissioned by the Wing Luke Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in connection with their exhibit on Asian American Acts of Resistance.
    Plays In:
    Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

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


  5. Intersections

    Bish Paul / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 12 mins
    What defines your identity- the people you love? the country of your birth? your ethnic background? your perceived religion? Intersections is the story of a Queer-Muslim-SouthAsianAmerican-Woman of color navigating these intersectionalities. Part of 'Qahaaniyan'- the South Asian Queer Oral Histories project.

    Precedes: Kumu Hina

    Precedes:
    Kumu Hina

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1 (large theater)
    February 14, 2015 3:00 pm

    Precedes:
    Kumu Hina

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1 (large theater)
    February 15, 2015 6:00 pm


  6. Jimmy Loves Juice

    Dave Yee / Short Film / USA / 2013 / Animation / 5 mins
    A normal day in the park for young Jimmy turns into a wild affair when he puts down his usual carton of milk and takes his first sip of juice. He instantly falls in love with the sugary beverage, but discovers that the sweet taste comes at a price.
    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


  7. Ken Miura: Unheard Of

    Raymond C. Lai / Short Film / USA / Documentary / 5 mins
    Ken Miura was many things to many people. A beloved professor. A devoted father. A loyal friend. But to Raymond C. Lai, he was a legend. He was the man who inspired George Lucas and helped change the ears of cinema sound for a generation. This film chronicles Raymond's journey to separate the fact from the fiction and answer the simple question: Who is Ken Miura?
    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


  8. Midday Crisis

    Jeff Man / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Drama / 12 mins
    MIDDAY CRISIS takes place on a sunny weekend afternoon when a frustrated and depressed young man named Daniel, sitting alone in his room, comes to grips with all his problems when calls and opens up to a suicide hotline operator.
    Plays In:
    Shorts on Struggle (FREE)

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


  9. Mochi: It’s Not Just Rice Cakes

    George Takaki / Short Film / USA / 7 mins
    Mochitsuki, the traditional mochi-making ceremony brings the community and genertions together. Witness the bonding at the Gardena Pioneer Projects with volunteers, friends and families.
    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. My Brother

    Vu Pham / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Drama / 24 mins
    A Vietnamese-American man wrestles with his ambivalent and estranged relationship to a mentally ill half-brother. On the brink of a personal crisis, Michael visits his surrogate father, Henry. Their conversations tease out mysteries of Michael’s past and push him toward a haunting reunion with Khanh on the streets of Portland.
    Plays In:
    Shorts on Struggle (FREE)

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