Films

Documentary, Free Programs, Feature-Length Films

On the Brink (FREE)

Film

On the Brink (FREE)

Directed by Jeff Shulman, Steven Fong
Seattle’s Central District was the largest enclave of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. The once-thriving community now…
Drama

Papaya

Film

Papaya

Directed by Kayleb Lee
The impact of warfare and trauma is diffused through the generations, as a Cambodian family’s papaya salad recipe…
Drama

Passage

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Passage

Directed by Asavari Kumar
Asavari is an Indian animator who responded to the 2016 election by bringing together collaborators and artists from…
Comedy

Pussy Talk

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Pussy Talk

Directed by Kim Tran
Kate's date is going well. Until her vagina ruins it.
Short Film Programs

Queer AF

Program

Queer AF

A collection of films centering the Queer API experience.
Documentary, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Seadrift

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Seadrift

Directed by Tim Tsai
In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in…
Animation

Shell Yeah

Film

Shell Yeah

Directed by Ridge Hirano
It’s freshman year of college and Brandon, a turtle, meets his new dorm mate, Trevor, a dolphin. Even…
Thriller

Signal

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Signal

Directed by Chloe Hung
Amy and Evan have discovered a new radio signal after a cataclysmic event. Evan isn’t convinced that there…
Drama

SIN-SFO

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SIN-SFO

Directed by Leon Cheo
Angie and Danny are a Singaporean couple who are taking the last step in the naturalization process. Years…
Documentary

Soma

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Soma

Directed by Peter Trinh
Chef Mutsuko Soma is the chef-owner of Kamonegi, a celebrated Seattle restaurant that focuses on hand-formed soba. Rich,…
LGBTQ, Drama, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Song Lang

Film

Song Lang

Directed by Leon Le
It’s 1980s in Saigon. Linh Phung is the star of a traveling opera troupe deep in debt to…
Short Film Programs

Southeast Asian Showcase

Program

Southeast Asian Showcase

Southeast Asian Americans are an artistic force to be reckoned with in this collection of narrative and documentary...
Animation

Taku and Mama

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Taku and Mama

Directed by Clarisse Chua
Taku makes masks from the hinoki (cypress) planks that Mama sells in her wood shop. Although it comes…
Drama, Animation

The Hole

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The Hole

Directed by Will Kim
Vibrant watercolors depict the journey of grief as a mother bird searches for her lost child’s spirit.
Drama, Feature-Length Films

The Illegal

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The Illegal

Directed by Danish Renzu
A gritty realistic story about a young film school student from middle class India who's forced to drop…
Drama

The Mask from Home

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The Mask from Home

Directed by Jordan Hwang
The first day of school in a new city is hard for any 13 year old, but April…
Drama

The Pit Where We Were Born

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The Pit Where We Were Born

Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
Rudy Boy returns a day early from his prison release to the family farm in Wai’anae to find…
Thriller

The Visit

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The Visit

Directed by Roxy Shih
Yi-Hua and Ah Jun are a young pregnant couple with ambitious careers in Taipei. When they go to…
LGBTQ, Documentary

Unspoken

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Unspoken

Directed by Patrick G. Lee
A chosen family of six queer and trans Asian Americans come together to share what they would love…
Documentary

Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio

Film

Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio

Directed by Emiko Omori
Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May's Photo Studio brings families together: in the past by splicing together…
Drama

WAVES

Film

WAVES

Directed by Jane Hae Kim
Jamie goes back home for Thanksgiving and experiences an incomplete connection with her Korean American family. Despite being…
Free Programs, Short Film Programs

What Haunts You (FREE)

Program

What Haunts You (FREE)

Get creeped out with SAAFF!  This collection has a little bit of everything for everyone:  suburbia, vengeance, dumplings,...
Documentary

Yai Nin

Film

Yai Nin

Directed by Champ Ensminger
Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family, who hustled for her fortune by founding a…
Drama

Zoetic

Film

Zoetic

Directed by Julie Zhan, Wesley Chan
Emma’s mother, Jackie, is always looking out for the well-being of everyone besides herself. When Emma urges Jackie…