Best of the Fest 2018
Miss any of SAAFF 2018? Come check out the award winning films of this year’s festival!
Best Short Films of SAAFF 2018
May 12, 2PM at The Wing Luke Museum
Grand jury prize narrative short: Monday
Audience choice narrative short: Wonderland
Audience choice documentary short: Forever, Chinatown (Update: Recently nominated for an Emmy!)
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Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Film
May 12, 4PM at The Wing Luke Museum
THE APOLOGY follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called “comfort stations”, the three “grandmothers”—Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines—face their twilight years in fading health. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to finally share their secret with loved ones, their resolve moves them forward as they seize this last chance to set future generations on a course for reconciliation, healing, and justice.
Tickets now available for purchase: http://seattleaaff.org/2018/films/apology/
Audience Award for Best Feature Film
May 12, 7PM at the Wing Luke Museum
A remote archipelago of hundreds of tiny volcanic islands in the western Pacific, The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is an independent nation of 100,000 citizens, and a protectorate of the United States. In recent years, the country has become a “recruiter’s paradise” for the U.S. military, especially since 9/11. Yet they have lost fives times more soldiers, per capita, than any U.S. state. ISLAND SOLDIER captures a tightly knit island community — a microcosm of economic, social and political change, as the high price for military service in a foreign nation’s wars cuts deep captures a tightly knit island community — a microcosm of economic, social and political change, as the high price for military service in a foreign nation’s wars cuts deep.
Tickets now available for purchase: http://seattleaaff.org/2018/films/island-soldier/