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2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Festival Info


Q: How do I get tickets to SAAFF 2015?

A: 1. Buy tickets online at (Print your tickets at home and bring them with you or show your ticket on your smart phone.)

2. Buy a full-festival pass at This pass gives you priority access to all films.

3. In person, during festival hours at guest services in the lobby of the Northwest Film Forum, at least 30 minutes before the screening starts.  Many sessions will sell out online so tickets are not guaranteed to be available for purchase on-site.  We recommend buying tickets online in advance.
Q: How much are tickets?

A: With the exception of opening night, screenings cost $11. Students and seniors with ID pay $8. A full-festival pass is $75.

Tickets for our Opening Night Feature, To Be Takei, and our Opening Night Party on February 12 are $13 for general admission. Students and seniors pay $10. For more information about opening night, go to

There will also be three FREE screenings:

● February 14 (noon): Social Justice Shorts

● February 14: (9:00 p.m.) Animated, Horror, and Sci-Fi Shorts

● February 15: (noon) Shorts on Struggle

Q: What if the screening I want to attend is sold out?

A: If advance tickets are no longer available, you can line up for rush tickets that will be released at guest services in the lobby of the Northwest Film Forum 15 minutes before show time.
Q: Are the films in English?

A: Most films are in English. There will be subtitles for non-English segments in the films.
Q: How do I interact with SAAFF and filmmakers?

A: We will have panel discussions and Q&As with filmmakers after many screenings. At the Opening Night Party, the audience can meet the filmmakers and the SAAFF team.
Q. Can I go to the Opening Night Party if I can’t make it to the opening feature, To Be Takei?

A: Yes! If you can’t make it to To Be Takei but want to attend the party, head straight to Velocity Dance Center at 9:00 p.m. and get in with a $10 cover charge at the door. If you did attend To Be Takei, be sure to have your ticket stub ready or hand stamped at guest services to get in to the party.
Q: How do I get to the Northwest Film Forum?

A: The Northwest Film Forum is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle on 12th Avenue between Pike & Pine. It is located within 1/2 mile of bus routes #2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60, and 84.

Driving Directions:

From I-5 Southbound

Take the Stewart St. Exit (Exit 166) towards Stewart St./Denny Way. Merge onto Eastlake Ave E. Take a slight right onto Stewart St. Take a hard left onto Denny Way. Continue straight on Denny up the hill (remain in the right lane to avoid a mandatory left turn). Turn right at 12th Ave. The Northwest Film Forum is located on the right-hand side of the street in between Pike and Pine, past the East Precinct Police Station.

From I-5 Northbound

Take exit 164A for Dearborn St. toward James St./Madison St. Follow signs for I-5N. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for James St. Turn right at James St. Turn left at 12th Ave.  Northwest Film Forum will be on your left, just after you cross Pike Street.

There is no theater parking lot, but street parking is available.
Q: Where can I park around the Northwest Film Forum?

Free street parking is available Monday-Saturday after 8:00 p.m. and all day on Sundays.  For more information about parking, visit:
Q: Is the Northwest Film Forum ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible?

A: Yes, both theaters at the Northwest Film Forum are ADA accessible.
Q: Are there discounts at neighboring businesses for festival attendees?

A: Yes, see us at guest services in the lobby of the Northwest Film Forum for a list of businesses offering discounts, including Uber discount codes.
Q: Aside from screening films, what else is going on at SAAFF?

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

● Guest services

● Merchandise sales

● Photo area

● Community resource table with info about Seattle-area Asian American organizations
Q: Is there food available at the theater?

A: Concessions and beer will be available.  Many restaurants are also within walking distance of the theater.
Q: How can I reach you?

A: Talk to us on social media:


● (hashtag #SAAFF2015)

● YouTube/seattleaaff

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