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About The 253 Short Film Party

31 Teams of local filmmakers are given 72 hours to create an original short film lasting no more than 253 seconds in length. Films will also incorporate use four elements that will be announced April in 2019. 

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Date: TBD in May 2019 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE PARTY: 
  • 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

TICKETS & ADMISSION

Event tickets will be available in advance at The Grand Cinema's box office and online with discounts for members of The Grand. Watch for tickets to become available in April 2019. 
 
WILL CALL
Tickets purchased in advance will be available for pick up at Will Call in The Grand Cinema's box office until the afternoon of the event. Will Call will re-open at the venue when the doors open to the public. 

See PHOTOS FROM THE 2018 PARTY


Watch the films from 2018: 


See the 2017 Winning Films: 





Filmmaker Call to Action: 



PAST WINNERS


SELECTIONS FROM 2018 

Audience Choice: 4Real! 
Jury Choice: Santa Service
Best Use of the line "Cut to the chase": 4Real! 
Best Use of Element (Recycling): This is Tacoma
Best Use of Element (A sign): The Dreamweaver's Apprentice
Best Use of Element (A dream): Dream Police
Honorable Mention: Accidental Hero
Emerging Filmmaker: Poop Dreams - Nocturnal Planet (Kevin Wolford)


SELECTIONS FROM 2017

Audience Choice -  Ye Olde (Mandatory) Talent Show! For All Subjects!
Jury Choice  -  Victory Points
Best Use of the Dialogue 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 Dialogue Line:"That's All She Wrote"  -  Dusty River 
Best Use of Element (A local business)  -  Food for Thought
Best Use of Element (an allergy)  -  No Delivery 


SELECTIONS FROM 2015

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

SELECTIONS FROM 2014

Astronave


SELECTIONS FROM 2013 

Jury Choice & Best Use of Dialogue Line - S.O.S
Audience Choice - Put on a Rainbow

SELECTIONS FROM 2012

Jury Choice - Three Days or the Rope
Audience Choice - Esrever
Best Use of the Dialogue Line ("Is that legal?") - Larus



PAST EVENT COVERAGE


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