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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Announcing Our 2018 Festival!

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) presents its 6th
annual festival February 22-25, 2018, at Broadway Performance Hall (Opening Night),
Northwest Film Forum and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
The 76 films on the program feature the best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian
Americans. SAAFF’s mission is to spotlight Asian American voices, perspectives, and histories
by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the Asian American
The Opening Night program on Feb. 22, which runs from 7:00 pm to midnight, will feature the
award-winning feature comedy SIGNATURE MOVE and a party at 9:00 pm filled with Asian
American contemporary entertainment.


Ticket Prices

Opening Night including film: $18 (general) | $15 (students/seniors)
Party only: $12
Regular Tickets: $12 | $10
Festival Pass: $80

There will also be four Free screenings. Seating will be by a first come, first served basis.

  • Friday, February 23 (5:30 p.m.): WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (Narrative Shorts Program)
  • Saturday, February 24 (5:00 p.m.): HER RESILIENCE (Narrative Shorts Program)
  • Saturday, February 24 (8:00 p.m.): BLOOD, GUTS, AND GHOSTS, OH MY! (Narrative
    Shorts Program)
  • Sunday, February 25 (11:00 a.m.): LET’S TALK ABOUT IT (Shorts Program)

Are the films in English?

Most films are in English. There will be subtitles for non-English segments in the films.

How do I interact with SAAFF and filmmakers?

We will have panel discussions and Q&As with filmmakers after many screenings.
oftentimes make themselves available for discussion in the lobby, and many will be
in attendance at the Closing Night Party which is free for all to attend.

Can I go to the Opening Night Party if I can’t
make it to the Opening Night Film,

Yes! If you can’t make it to SIGNATURE MOVE but want to attend the party, doors for the
party at Broadway Performance Hall will open at 9:00 pm. You can purchase tickets for just the
Opening Night Party at the door or online at

Are the theaters ADA (Americans with Disabilities
Act) accessible?

Yes, all theaters are ADA accessible.

Are there discounts at neighboring businesses for
festival attendees?

Yes, see us at guest services in the lobby of the Northwest Film Forum for a list of businesses offering discounts.

Aside from screening films, what else is going on

We’ll have the lobby open for the duration of the festival, where you’ll find:

  • Guest services
  • Merchandise
  • Photo area
  • Community resource table with information about Seattle-area Asian American

And don’t forget the all ages Closing Night Party at Rhein Haus that is free for all to attend!

Is there food available at the theaters?

On Opening Night at Broadway Performance Hall, food and beverages are available.

At Northwest Film Forum, concessions and beer will also be available. And many restaurants
are within walking distance of the theaters.

How can I contact SAAFF?

Find us on social media!

  • (#SAAFF2018)
  • (#SAAFF2018)

Email questions to, message us on Facebook or @reply us on Twitter.
Also visit us at guest services in the lobby of the theaters during festival hours.