Live Events


Opening Night Livestream (90 min)

We’ll be kicking off SAAFF 2021 with our Opening Night Party Thursday, Marc 4 at 7pm PST with a livestream premiering the final projects of our SAAFF Artist Fund grant recipients, karinyo and Moonyeka, and featuring performances by local Asian American artists Armature and DJ Yung Barong.

The Paper Tigers Drive-In (SOLD OUT)

The drive-in screening is completely SOLD OUT. There will be no waitlist or tickets sold onsite. There are still limited tickets available to watch the film online, only on Saturday, March 6 at 7pm PST!

Celebrate the Pacific Northwest Premiere of THE PAPER TIGERS at our drive-in screening in Burien, WA. The screening will include the full length feature film, THE PAPER TIGERS, as well as a pre-recorded Q&A with the director Bao Tran, producer Yuji Okumoto and actors Alain Uy, Ron Yuan, and Mykel Shannon Jenkins.

Grief Like No Other Live Panel (60 min)

Join us for a live panel discussion following our free shorts program, Grief Like No Other: Holding Space for Healing from Miscarriage, Stillbirth, & Infant Loss, with the filmmakers and family-building advocates on March 11 at 1:00 pm PST.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of pregnancies are lost, on average. However, miscarriage remains an uncomfortable topic among many families and communities. In order to shed light on this emotional topic and process firsthand experiences with miscarriage, the filmmakers featured in this program don’t hold back in their honest portrayals of this kind of loss.

Closing Night Live Panel (60 min)

Join us for a live panel discussion following our Closing Night shorts program, Collective Memory, Community Spaces on March 14 at 6:00 pm PST.

Take an intimate look into the past, present, and future of spaces that were born out of resilience and innovation. From the oldest Sikh temple in North America to the final days of an acclaimed New York City restaurant, this program explores the histories, memories, and communities that flourished in these featured Asian American spaces. Experience the warmth and crackling energy of decades-old memories and the tough goodbyes when doors come to a close, and ask yourself — in what ways do the spirits of our communities live on?