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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. My Father’s Cambodia

    Eric You / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary, Pacific Northwest / 10 mins
    Eric You, a Cambodian American high school student, explores his Cambodian identity and heritage by reflecting on his past trip to Cambodia and also through an interview with his father about his memories and recollections of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.

    Precedes: Cambodian Son

    Precedes:
    Cambodian Son

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1 (large theater)
    February 14, 2015 12:00 pm


  2. Omoide: Our Stories

    Dee Goto / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 12 mins
    As children, they were innocent victims of the “wartime hysteria and racial prejudice” directed toward people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Today, seven Nikkei share their memories of being forcibly removed from their Seattle-area homes, sent to desolate incarceration camps, and returning to their Northwest communities.
    Plays In:
    Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

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


  3. Sowing Seeds of Life… Of Hope

    Michi Tanioka / Short Film / USA / Documentary / 8 mins
    Japanese vegetable seeds played an enormous part in making life more bearable for the Japanese people who were incarcerated in a concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during WWII.
    Plays In:
    Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

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


  4. Steadfast Stanley

    John Kim / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Animation / 4 mins
    Stanley the Pembroke Welsh corgi is left behind during the break of an apocalypse. The smoke rises from the city as an epidemic sweeps across the nation. Now he will move his stubby little legs as fast as he can to reunite with his beloved owner.
    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


  5. To Sit with Her

    Nicole Miyahara / Short Film / USA / Documentary / 5 mins
    As a Taiwanese-American transman, Leon Wu explores his late mother's home country - on his own terms. A pilgrimage to rural Taiwan to visit his 97-year-old grandmother, offers unspoken acceptance of his gender identity. The discovery of their seemingly effortless relationship lies in contrast to the complex and contentious one he shared with his mother.

    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. US

    Seth Ronquillo / Short Film / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 11 mins
    Illegal, alien, immigrant--we come from different parts of the world, but like all Americans, we are just dreamers hoping for a better life with our families. This is my family's immigrant narrative as undocumented people in America, making our home, reimagining what the American Dream means for all of us.

    Precedes: Documented

    Precedes:
    Documented

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 14, 2015 3:00 pm

    Precedes:
    Documented

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
    February 15, 2015 6:00 pm


  7. Vimana

    Faroukh Virani / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Sci-fi / 17 mins
    Set in the near future, three Indian astronauts are on a one-way trip to a distant planet, Gliese 581g. Unfortunately, the ship's captain passes away after an adverse reaction to the hyper-sleep. Now it's up to the two remaining astronauts to land the vessel in his memory.
    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


  8. Who is Park Joo Young?

    Beth Kopacz / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 15 mins
    The unexpected results of a DNA test cause Korean adoptee Robyn Schultz to reconsider the meaning of family, belonging, and reunion. Robyn's larger struggle to find her birth family speaks to the complexity of issues surrounding transnational adoption and definitions of kinship.

    Precedes: Stateless

    Precedes:
    Stateless

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1 (large theater)
    February 15, 2015 12:00 pm