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2016 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. HELLA MAN MAN

    Christopher Woon / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2012 / Comedy / 10 mins
    Hella Man Man finds himself in an unfamiliar world far away from his homeworld of Eturdia. Can the hero of one world survive in his new surroundings? Director Christopher Woon scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: THE PURPLE ONION

    Precedes:
    THE PURPLE ONION

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 2:30 pm


  2. I HATE THE COLOR RED

    Jazmin Jamias / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 19 mins
    A comedy about a sister and a brother who, having inherited a video store from their parents, struggle to keep it a viable business. However, thanks to “red boxes” and “red envelopes,” they realize that their store will soon become obsolete. How they reconcile themselves with this realization (or don’t) will leave you chuckling and charmed. Director Jazmin Jamias scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 5:30 pm


  3. IN SEARCH OF AMERICA, INSHALLAH

    Danish Renzu / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Drama / 25 mins
    A dependent Pakistani housewife comes to America to find her husband, but instead is forced to find her emancipation. Director Danish Renzu scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 11:30 am


  4. JEANNIE WONG WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING

    Jeff Man / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 10 mins
    A portrait of the multi-talented Jeannie Wong: filmmaker, artist, writer, party host, marathoner, dancer, and musician. Jeannie does it all and yet still finds that her life is missing something. Director Jeff Man scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS

    Precedes:
    ADVANTAGEOUS

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 21, 2016 6:00 pm


  5. KIN

    Deborah Kim and Jacobi Hollingshed / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 20 mins
    Soon after he turns 16, Jake's African American mother sends him to Korea in hopes that he will learn more about his "other" culture and finally meet his Korean father. Five years later, Jake still remains confused about his identity, relationship with his father, and struggles with feeling isolated in the homogenous society of Korea. Director Deborah Kim and director/actor Jacobi Hollingshed scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 11:30 am


  6. A LOOK BACK (FREE)

    Short Film
    A retrospective of influential Asian American cinema.

    In This Program: THE CURSE OF QUON GWON: WHEN THE FAR EAST MINGLES WITH THE WEST, BEACON HILL BOYS

    A LOOK BACK (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 19, 2016 4:00 pm


  7. MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPE

    Minhkennedy Pham and Joseph Mills / Short Film, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 23 mins
    By examining the roots, effects, and implications of the model minority stereotype, this film uncovers harmful truths behind this prevalent myth in American society.
    Plays In:
    EAST BY NORTHWEST (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 20, 2016 2:30 pm


  8. NOODLE DELI

    David Liu / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 13 mins
    A day in the life of a Shanxi Chinese noodle restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley. Director David Liu and producer Xin Li scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA

    Precedes:
    OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 3:00 pm


  9. OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

    Short Film
    A collection of shorts centered around family.

    In This Program: THE FLIP, FRANK AND KASS, A FAMILY DAY, I HATE THE COLOR RED, VENOM THERAPY

    OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 5:30 pm


  10. OUR PLACE IN THE SKY

    Yoko Okumura / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 4 mins
    Starla knows a place where pigtails are on animals and schoolgirls are educated. A visually inventive slam poetry film that pulls back the curtain on fetishization.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS

    Precedes:
    ADVANTAGEOUS

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 21, 2016 6:00 pm