The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) proudly presents its 9th annual festival, which will be held March 4–14, 2021, entirely online, in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. This year’s program will showcase some of the best, recent independent cinematography by and about Asians and Asian Americans. The 120 films in SAAFF’s 2021 program demonstrate the talent of both veteran and up-and-coming filmmakers and the richness and diversity of Asian and Asian American storytelling.
This year, SAAFF will offer 9 outstanding feature-length films and 15 exciting shorts programs, including the SAAFF 4 Kidz shorts program. Whether you're watching with kids or reflecting on your inner child, this program brings imaginative stories about siblings, family relationships, and transformative moments together. Get swept up in the adventure of YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER, hum along to the music in SLICED FRUIT, and laugh along to SALT. SAAFF is for kids and grown-ups alike!
Families will also enjoy the feature-length documentary CURTAIN UP!, which follows elementary school kids in New York's Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of "Frozen Kids" and begin to discover their identities. Behind the scenes, they face Asian stereotypes, their families’ expectations, and uncertainties post-graduation. But it is through rehearsing for this American favorite that these kids grapple with their Chinese roots. Will they have to let something go?
Note: Tickets for CURTAIN UP! and the shorts program SAAFF 4 Kidz are pay-what-you-can.