Join the fun at the SAAFF 2019 Opening Night Party on Feb. 21!

How do I get tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online at You can print your tickets at home and bring them with you or show your ticket on your mobile device.

Buy a full festival pass online. The pass gives you priority access to all films as well as access to the Opening Night Party, VIP Rooms, and VIP Party.

Tickets can be purchased in person during festival hours at guest services in the theater lobby. 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.

How much are tickets?

Opening Night Film (ORIGIN STORY) and Party (all ages) – $25
Opening Night Party Only (all ages) – $20
General Admission – $13
Students & Seniors with ID – $11
Full-Festival Pass – $90

There will also be four FREE screenings held at Northwest Film Forum. Limited seating available on a first come, first seated basis.

  • Friday, 2/22 @ 6:00 p.m.: TECHNOLOGIC (shorts program)
  • Saturday, 2/23 @ 11:00 a.m.: FAMILY PORTRAITS (shorts program)
  • Saturday, 2/23 @ 6:30 p.m.: IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS (Feature Film)
  • Sunday, 2/24 @ 6:30 p.m.: MINDFORK (Shorts Program)

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

If advance tickets are no longer available, you can line up for rush tickets that will be released at guest services in the theater lobby 10 minutes before showtime. This is highly recommended as space oftentimes will become available.

Where is the festival?

This year’s festival will be held across several locations in the Capitol Hill and Central District neighborhoods.

Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Film screenings, Thursday – Sunday, February 21 – 24

Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle
Film screenings, Friday – Sunday, February 22 – 24

Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle
Opening Night Party, Thursday, February 21

Rhein Haus, 912 12th Ave, Seattle
Closing Night Party, Sunday, February 24

How do I get to the festival?

Broadway Performance Hall – Public Transport:
The Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station (140 Broadway East)
First Hill line of the Seattle Streetcar (Broadway & E Pine St)
Metro Bus Routes: 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60, 84

Northwest Film Forum – Public Transport:
The Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station (140 Broadway East)
First Hill line of the Seattle Streetcar (Broadway & E Pine St)
Metro Bus Routes: 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60, 84

Washington Hall is located in the Central District – Public Transport:
First Hill line of the Seattle Streetcar (14th Ave S & S Washington St)
Metro Bus Routes: 3, 9, 27, 36

Rhein Haus is located in Capitol Hill – Public Transport:
The Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station (140 Broadway East)
First Hill line of the Seattle Streetcar (Broadway & E Pike St)
Metro Bus Routes: 2, 9, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60

Where can I park?

Broadway Performance Hall, Northwest Film Forum and Rhein Haus

  • Seattle Central College’s Harvard Garage at 1609 Harvard Avenue (at E. Pine Street) is open and available 24/7.
  • Free parking is available at the Richmark Printers lot on 11th and Pine, just east of Cal Anderson Park. Parking is not guaranteed.
  • An affordable pay parking lot is available 3 blocks from the Northwest Film Forum at the Greek Orthodox Church at 13th and Howell.
  • Street parking is metered from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday, and free all day on Sundays.

Are the films in English?

Most films are in English. There are subtitles for non-English segments in the films.

How do I interact with SAAFF and filmmakers?

We will have panel discussions and Q&As with filmmakers after most screenings. Filmmakers oftentimes make themselves available for discussion in the lobby, and many will be in attendance at the Closing Night Party which is free for all to attend.

Can I go to the Opening Night Party if I can’t make it to the Opening Night Film, Origin Story?

Yes! If you can’t make it to Origin Story but want to attend the party, doors for the party at Washington Hall will open at 9:00 pm. You can purchase tickets for just the party at the door or online.

Are the theaters ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible?

Yes, all theaters are ADA accessible.

Aside from screening films, what else is going on at SAAFF?

We’ll have the lobby open for the duration of the festival, where you’ll find guest services, merchandise, photo area and a community resource table with information about Seattle-area Asian American organizations

And don’t forget the all ages Closing Night Party at Rhein Haus that is free for all to attend!

Is there food available at the theaters?

Food is not allowed in Broadway Performance Hall. At Northwest Film Forum, there is a concession stand and beer is available for purchase. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the theaters.

How can I contact SAAFF?

Find us on social media!

Email questions to [email protected], message us on Facebook or @reply us on Twitter. Also visit us at guest services in the lobby of the theaters during festival hours.

SAAFF runs Feb. 21 – Feb. 24. See the full SAAFF schedule.

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