The Grand is serving our community in more ways than ever before through expanded education programming, interactive events with filmmakers from the Northwest and around the world, and continuous improvements to the in-theater experience.
SUPPORTING OUR GENERAL OPERATIONS
Education programs: celebrating & supporting storytellers
Our education program mission is to grow and nurture the agency, critical thinking, technical skills, and expression of filmmakers, with a guiding focus to serve young, underserved, emerging artists.
We do this through hosting film camps and clubs, visiting filmmakers who share their process and work, Science on Screen, post-film community discussions and panels, and through the Tacoma Film Festival.
The Tacoma Film Festival brings it all together. Established in 2006, TFF is a week-long celebration of the best in new, independent film. TFF showcases jury-chosen live action, documentary, and animated short and feature films from the Pacific Northwest and all over the world. This intimate October festival is a haven for filmmakers, industry professionals, and fans, with interactive discussions, panels, and events to complement the wide range of films.
TFF is also the proud host of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. These internationally recognized filmmakers come together at TFF where they screen their work and share their experiences. These creators go on to incredible careers; past 25NFs include Ryan Coogler, Hilary Swank, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ryan Gosling, Ellen Page, and The Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert).
UPGRADING THE IN-THEATER EXPERIENCE
- Digital projector maintenance
- Repairs and updates to in-theater furnishings, fixtures, and equipment as needed
- Upgrades and increased options to support our audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing