Genre

Drama

Free, Narratives, Shorts

和 / HARMONY

Film

和 / HARMONY

Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa
Sara Tanaka is a young, ambitious businesswoman who works for a large downtown firm. However, her father Jiro…
Chinese, Narratives, Shorts

A DAUGHTER

Film

A DAUGHTER

Directed by Stephanie Cheng
A young girl in Beijing discovers a family secret that shatters her seemingly idyllic world.
Narratives, Shorts

AFTEREARTH

Film

AFTEREARTH

Directed by Jess X. Snow
As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i, the Philippines, China, and North America,…
Free, Local, Narratives, Shorts

AMERICAN GIRL

Film

AMERICAN GIRL

Directed by Martin Tran
When the time comes to put away childish things...
Narratives, Shorts

AN AMERICAN FAMILY

Film

AN AMERICAN FAMILY

Directed by Kieu-Anh Truong
An African American mother, her teenage son, and their immigrant Filipina tenant form an unorthodox family over quiet…
Free, Narratives, Shorts

ANDROMEDA

Film

ANDROMEDA

Directed by Emily Dean
Through her friendship with a little girl, an android learns what it truly means to be alive.
Free, Narratives, Shorts

ARRIVAL

Film

ARRIVAL

Directed by Kelly Li
A young woman retraces familiar steps and prepares to deal with a secret that will change her life…
Cham, Documentaries, Indian, Local, Mental Health, Narratives, Shorts

BRING IT HOME (SHORTS)

Program

BRING IT HOME (SHORTS)

Organic, locally grown films about the Pacific Northwest. Co-presented by International Examiner and ACRS
Chinese, Documentaries, Filipino, Indian, Korean, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts, Vietnamese

CALL YOUR MOM (SHORTS)

Program

CALL YOUR MOM (SHORTS)

A collection of films that will make you want to call your mom. Co-presented by Seattle Pro Musica and TrikoneNW
Local, Narratives, Shorts

CIVIL

Film

CIVIL

Directed by Stephen Takashima
A black door-to-door salesman struggles to make his first sale when he spots a Confederate flag hanging on…
Chinese, Free, Narratives, Shorts

COWBOY JOE

Film

COWBOY JOE

Directed by JINGJING TIAN
In NYC, a Chinese American cowboy grapples with his identity and stands up to this father for the…
LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts

EVERYTHING’S GREAT!

Film

EVERYTHING’S GREAT!

Directed by Linnea Ritland
An awkward 20-something lesbian bounces between a not-relationship relationship and her alcoholic-dad-soaked home life, seeking stability in others…
Chinese, Documentaries, Free, Korean, Mental Health, Narratives, Shorts

FAMILY PORTRAITS (FREE SHORTS)

Program

FAMILY PORTRAITS (FREE SHORTS)

The joys and heartaches of being part of a family. Free programs are first come, first seated. Seating...
LGBTQ, Mental Health, Narratives

FOR IZZY

Film

FOR IZZY

Directed by Alex Chu
Dede, a photojournalist and recovering addict, moves in next door to Laura, a young woman with autism. As…
Narratives, Shorts

FRESH AIR

Film

FRESH AIR

Directed by Katherine Tolentino
Ann has spent her life devoted to her husband Charles. A loyal and religious woman, she takes pride…
Free, Local, Narratives, Shorts

HERE WE STAY

Film

HERE WE STAY

Directed by Joon Kim
A man desperate to sell his deceased mother's house finds that his childhood home has other plans for…
Chinese, Free, Narratives, Shorts

HYPHEN

Film

HYPHEN

Directed by King Lu
Jeremy Li, a 23-year-old Chinese American, visits his grandparents in China for the first time on his own.…
Free, Mongolian

IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS (FREE)

Film

IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS (FREE)

Directed by Bishrel Mashbat
With time running out and desperate for cash, two Mongolian immigrants turn to crime as their only solution.…
Narratives, Shorts

INVINCIBLE BOY

Film

INVINCIBLE BOY

Directed by Julian Park
A wildly imaginative and kind-hearted boy’s mission to become a superhero is challenged when his optimistic view of…
Chinese, Narratives, Shorts

IRON HANDS

Film

IRON HANDS

Directed by Johnson Cheng
As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final tryout for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team,…
Indian, Narratives, Shorts

KHOL (OPEN)

Film

KHOL (OPEN)

Directed by Faroukh Virani
When his father passes away, Vijay is forced to return home after a ten year long estrangement and…
Chinese, Documentaries, Japanese, Local, Narratives, Shorts

LIMITLESS (SHORTS)

Program

LIMITLESS (SHORTS)

Limitless showcases people who have pushed themselves past their limits in power lifting, kyudo, bodybuilding, and sumo. Limitless...
Free, Narratives, Shorts

LOST AND FOUND

Film

LOST AND FOUND

Directed by Zilong Wang
Louis, a bellhop at a quiet hotel, loves to see what guests leave behind in the lost and…
Filipino, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts

MAYBE

Film

MAYBE

Directed by Kat Cole
After an unexpected encounter in Waikiki, a young girl explores her sexuality in secret, causing new rifts with…
Free, Local, Narratives, Shorts

MINDFORK (FREE SHORTS)

Program

MINDFORK (FREE SHORTS)

My mind is playing tricks on me… Free programs are first come, first seated. Seating is limited. Co-presented...
Free, Narratives, Shorts

ONE SMALL STEP

Film

ONE SMALL STEP

Directed by Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
A devoted father supports and inspires his daughter towards realizing her dream of becoming an astronaut.
Free, Narratives, Shorts

PIANOFORTE

Film

PIANOFORTE

Directed by Peilin Kuo
When an anxiety-ridden NYC apartment-dweller calms her nerves by playing the piano late at night, little does she…
Chinese, Narratives, Shorts

PLEASE TRANSLATE

Film

PLEASE TRANSLATE

Directed by Kelsy Lua
For an immigrant Chinese mother and her American daughter, the language barrier that keeps them apart can also…
Free, Narratives, Shorts

PROJECT 31

Film

PROJECT 31

Directed by Yu Han
As John's family prepares for the growing season at their small farm, strange things start to happen. He…
Documentaries, Filipino, Korean, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts, Taiwanese, Vietnamese

QUEER AF (SHORTS)

Program

QUEER AF (SHORTS)

A collection of films centering the Queer API experience. Co-presented by Pride ASIA
Filipino, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts

SALAMAGAN

Film

SALAMAGAN

Directed by Elisa Oh
Ana’s biggest fear is coming out to her Filipino Catholic mother. But when they need help cleaning a…
Narratives, Shorts

SOILED

Film

SOILED

Directed by Lareina Joelle
After being stripped of her innocence, a young girl spirals into a world of paranoia as she struggles…
Free, Narratives, Shorts

SOLO

Film

SOLO

Directed by David R. Liu
In the aftermath of his parents’ separation, teenage saxophonist Jeffrey Lee must adjust to a new life with…
Adoptee, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Narratives, Shorts

SPOTLIGHT (SHORTS)

Program

SPOTLIGHT (SHORTS)

A collection of short films worthy of your attention. Co-presented by AAAW, Seattle Art Museum, and Northwest Film Forum
Korean, Narratives, Shorts

SUNNY

Film

SUNNY

Directed by Sam Chung
A quiet Korean American boy must face his insecurities and others' doubts as he is unexpectedly thrust into…
Chinese, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts

SUNSET, SUNRISE

Film

SUNSET, SUNRISE

Directed by Bruce Hsin-Ta Chiu
Lily, a traditional Chinese woman, will do anything to change her son, Bao, from being gay. But her…
Free, Narratives, Shorts

TALES OF THE CIRCLE KEYS

Film

TALES OF THE CIRCLE KEYS

Directed by Diq Diamond
A screenwriter is obsessed with a character that he created and soon cannot distinguish between dreams and reality,…
Chinese, Free, Indian, Narratives, Shorts

TECHNOLOGIC (FREE SHORTS)

Program

TECHNOLOGIC (FREE SHORTS)

Humanity + technology. What could go wrong? Free programs are first come, first seated. Seating is limited. Co-presented...
Adoptee, Korean, Narratives, Shorts

THE DAY WE MET

Film

THE DAY WE MET

Directed by Mayumi Yoshida, Nach Dudsdeemaytha
Eric, a Korean Canadian adoptee, and his partner Steph are ready to start a family. Because of fertility…
Free, Indian, Narratives, Shorts

THE LIE GAME

Film

THE LIE GAME

Directed by Jyothi Kalyan Sura
After losing her boyfriend to depression, a computer scientist develops an anti-depression A.I. and looks for funding to…
Chinese, Narratives, Shorts

THE SUNFLOWER CHILD

Film

THE SUNFLOWER CHILD

Directed by RJ Siu
A young Chinese American woman becomes pregnant and struggles with her decision to keep the baby in the…
Japanese, Narratives, Shorts

TOKYO LOVERS

Film

TOKYO LOVERS

Directed by Mayumi Yoshida, Nach Dudsdeemaytha
Thrown together by unexpected circumstances, two lonely strangers bond over their heartbreaks. Their unexpected friendship helps them regain…
Narratives, Shorts, Vietnamese

TUNDRA

Film

TUNDRA

Directed by Carol Nguyen
When her daughter goes missing, a Vietnamese mother struggles to cope despite the best efforts of her remaining…
Free, Narratives, Shorts

XIN (HEART)

Film

XIN (HEART)

Directed by Desha Dauchan
After years of being her mother's sole caretaker, a woman seeks the help of a therapist to deal…
Cambodian, Narratives, Shorts

YEAR ZERO

Film

YEAR ZERO

Directed by David Siev
When the Khmer Rouge regime seized Cambodia in 1975, the country plunged into civil war and was ravaged…
Korean, LGBTQ, Narratives, Shorts

ZERO ONE

Film

ZERO ONE

Directed by Nick Neon
Jimmy Park is in the last place he wants to be, back home in NYC to celebrate the…