253 Short Film Party
May 11, 2018
Doors: 5:30 PM | Movies 7 PM
31 Teams of local filmmakers are given 72 hours to create an original short film lasting no more than 253 seconds in length and incorporate four surprise elements that will be announced April 26, 2018.
Join the fun with:
- Audience Choice Voting: vote for the film you think is most deserving of the Audience Choice Award and cash prize
- Door Prizes: enter to win one of several giveaways simply by being at the event
- Local Eats: enjoy locally made pizza, desserts and snacks for purchase
- Local Drinks: snag a glass of beer or wine to wash down dinner
- Photo Booth: capture memories in an interactive photo booth with friends and filmmakers
Day of Tickets: $18 General Admission, $16 Members of The Grand
Many thanks to our sponsors
Audience Choice: Ye Olde (Mandatory) Talent Show! For All Subjects
Jury Choice: Victory Points
Best Use of the line "A lot of people have it worse." - The Hand You’re Dealt
Best Use of Element (A discarded Item): Ye Olde (Mandatory) Talent Show! For All Subjects!
Best Use of Element (A flashback): Matthew
Best Use of Element (Public Art): Wishful Thinking
SELECTIONS FROM 2016
Audience Choice - Gritity
Jury Choice (tie) - The Kings Cake & The Rehearsal (moins coude)
Best Use of the line: Dusty River -"That's All She Wrote"
Best Use of Element (A local business) - Food for Thought
Best Use of Element (an allergy) - No Delivery
Audience & Judge's Choice - The Gentleman Chronologists
Best Use of Dialogue - Untimely Guest
Best Use of Foreign Language - Rhywbeth
SELECTIONS FROM 2014
SELECTIONS FROM 2013
SELECTIONS FROM 2012
Best Film - Three Days or the Rope
Audience Choice - Esrever
Best Use of the Line: "Is That Legal?" - Larus
Prior Year Photos
Prior Year Event Coverage
The Grand's event recap - "Seen at the 253 Short Film Party"
Weekly Volcano - "Frames per second"
TNT - "Filming 253 seconds in 72 hours for the Short Film Party"
CityLine TV - "253 Short Film Party"
Tacoma Weekly - "Things We Like: Film Party"