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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. PAPER WRAP FIRE

    Raymond Yeung / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Drama / 13 mins
    A Chinese teenager is left waiting in a community center while his single mother goes to work. His curious mind leads him to a discovery he will not soon forget.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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


  2. PLAYDATE

    Ian Macdonald / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / Canada / 2015 / Drama / 12 mins
    Regretful of their estrangement since high school, Fran initiates a meetup with Bart at their childhood playground. Dressed in their prom outfits, Fran rails against life's changes, as Bart struggles to understand the game she is playing.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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


  3. REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB

    David Osako / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins
    The discovery of old reel-to-reel tape recordings exhumed from the back of a closet leads to the resurrection of treasures from the Japanese-American musical culture of the 1950s-1960s, recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Precedes:
    DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 8:30 pm


  4. SENDAI ERA – DOWNFALL 

    Sam Lingle / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Music Video / 3 mins
    The debut music video from Seattle hip hop group SENDAI ERA. Artist Mike Thielk scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Precedes:
    DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 8:30 pm


  5. A SUITCASE IN ONE HAND — A PAINTBOX IN THE OTHER

    Michi Tanioka / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 5 mins
    The story of artist Kunio Tatsui's life interrupted and found again.

    Precedes: THE EMPTY CHAIR

    Precedes:
    THE EMPTY CHAIR

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 12:00 pm


  6. TO DIE OR TO DREAM

    Peilin Kuo / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 3 mins
    Chinese American actress Anna May Wong is caught in a dark alternate celluloid reality. She relives her cinematic past over and over while deciding how she wants to be portrayed as an actress and a person. Director Peilin Kuo scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS

    Precedes:
    ADVANTAGEOUS

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


  7. TOUCH

    Brian Hutson / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2013 / Drama / 8 mins
    What happens when we are forced to choose between a career that defines us, or the people who mean the most to us? A detective, plagued by financial hardship, is following a check fraud case where he must face a crippling discovery. Director Brian Hutson scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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


  8. VENOM THERAPY

    Steven Murashige / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 17 mins
    A young family struggles with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis to Clara, wife and mother. After hearing of a miraculous healing treatment for MS sufferers, they begin administering multiple bee stings to Clara on a daily basis - totaling more than 3,000 over the course of a year. The story chronicles the family's journey with the treatment and the unexpected results it produces.
    Plays In:
    OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

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


  9. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MT MANZO NAGANO?

    George Takaki / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 5 mins
    Three young men struggle to make the first ever ascent of wild and rugged Mount Manzo Nagano, named in honor of their great-grandfather, the first Japanese immigrant to Canada. Director George Takaki scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    EAST BY NORTHWEST (FREE)

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


  10. WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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