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253 Short Film Party

hosted at urban grace | 902 Market Street, Tacoma
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. 

This party premiers all 31 films and is one of the most lively film events of the year in Pierce County. Kick back and enjoy a collection of locally made short films and support the filmmakers on their big night! 
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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


Ticket Info

Event tickets are available in advance at The Grand Cinema's box office and online. Online sales will end at 2 PM on Friday, May 11 and remaining tickets will be available at The Grand's box office or at door at Urban Grace starting at 5:30 PM. Seating is first come, first served. 

Advance Tickets: $15 General Admission, $13 Members of The Grand
Day of Tickets: $18 General Admission, $16 Members of The Grand

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Will Call
Tickets purchased in advance are available for pick up at Will Call in The Grand Cinema's box office until the early afternoon of the event. Will Call will re-open at 5:30 PM at Urban Grace when the doors open to the public. 



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Past Winners


SELECTIONS FROM 2017

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 

Selections from 2015

Audience & Judge's Choice - The Gentleman Chronologists
Best Use of Dialogue  -  Untimely Guest
Best Use of Foreign Language - Rhywbeth

SELECTIONS FROM 2014

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SELECTIONS FROM 2013 

Best Film & Best Use of a Quote Winner - S.O.S
Audience Choice - Put On a Rainbow

SELECTIONS FROM 2012
Best Film - Three Days or the Rope
Audience Choice - Esrever
Best Use of the Line: "Is That Legal?" - Larus


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