November 14, 2018
Cozy Up at The Grand with these Thanksgiving Films
It is no secret that Thanksgiving is the kickoff to a season of fabulous movies. Is there truly anything better than experiencing a fantastic film and getting the chance to chat about it with a bunch of your loved ones afterwards? I didn’t think so.
November 7, 2018
I WANT MORE, I WANT LESS: An interview with director Bryce Richardson
Writer/Director Bryce Richardson’s debut feature, I Want More, I Want Less world-premiered at the 13th annual Tacoma Film Festival in October 2018. Learn more about the film and Richardson's process in this interview.
November 2, 2018
Tacoma Film Festival 2018 Wrap-Up and Award Winners
That’s a wrap for the 13th Annual Tacoma Film Festival, and dare we say, may be our best yet!
We had record attendance this year for 25 feature films, 150 short films, and 10 virtual reality presented October 4–11, 2018.
We’d like to send an enormous congratulations to all of our 2018 Juried Award Winners, as well as our Audience Choice Winners.
September 23, 2018
Meet the Film 253 Grant Award Winners
We're thrilled to announce the sixteen winners of the first ever Film 253 grants. Meet them and learn about the decision process here.
September 18, 2018
Faith's Guide to the Tacoma Film Festival
It was nearly impossible for me to pick just a few highlights from this year's festival line-up. There are worse problems to have...
August 27, 2018
Tacoma Film Festival Opening & Closing Night films announced!
SXSW breakout sci fi film PROSPECT will open and BOOM, the new documentary about legendary band The Sonics, will close the 13th annual Tacoma Film Festival
Two new films with strong Northwest roots will bookend the South Sound’s premiere film festival
March 30, 2018
The Season for Movie Lovers
Springtime is truly the season of the cinephile.
Awards season has come and gone, studio blockbusters still have a month or two before they come into full swing, and instead, some truly strange and beautiful film masterpieces are released. These films tend to be unapologetic, idiosyncratic, surprising; they hold their own.
February 28, 2018
Welcome David Dinnell, new director of the Tacoma Film Festival
The Grand Cinema is thrilled to announce that esteemed film curator David Dinnell is the new Festival Director and Programmer of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Bringing extensive curating, programming, and teaching experience, and a host of industry and academic connections to Tacoma, Dinnell will build on TFF’s strong regional and international reputation and help to further elevate the prominence of the festival.
January 2, 2018
The 2017 Movie Poll
We want to hear from you! What were your favorite 2017 films?
November 20, 2017
Help us reach our 2017 goal!
At the close of every year, we ask for your help so we can do all the great work we do at The Grand, share the incredible films you love, and continue to build unique partnerships that empower and inspire our community.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 by December 31, 2017 to ensure The Grand Cinema meets its annual operational needs. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.