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Host a Filmmaker at TFF 25 New Faces of Independent Film_credit Kris Crews 2016

Ever wanted to spend time with a real live filmmaker and get free admission to a film festival? Our hosting program was so successful last year that we are doing it again. Support independent film by providing a resting space for a visiting filmmaker during TFF 2017.

Tacoma Film Festival in the News Cool Kids at The Veldt 2016

We're delighted to see the Tacoma Film Festival showcased in the pages of MovieMaker's January issue.

Read on to see what visiting filmmaker and 25 New Faces honoree, Nicholas Pilarski had to say about his time screening his film and connecting with other artists and film industry professionals at the Tacoma Film Festival.

Meet the next wave of inspiring filmmaking talent at TFF TFF 2015 58

Some of the next big thinkers and innovators in film are coming to Tacoma this October 6 through 13 to watch and discuss their films with you.

I’m stoked to meet these creatives and watch their work at the Tacoma Film Festival; I’ve been poring over all my opportunities on our newly release program here. I hope you’re excited too - if I’ve piqued your curiosity, read on for all the details.

$5 Member Mondays FB _ Member Mondays 2016

Have you joined The Grand’s inner circle of member supporters? Whether you are already one of our 7,000 members or thinking about joining, read on for a list of our recently expanded members-only perks!

Film Review: DARK HORSE and the Power of Community Dark-Horse-1-1024x764

More than a movie about a thoroughbred, Dark Horse is a celebration of the underdog and speaks to the power of a shared, community vision.

SEEN AT THE 253 SHORT FILM PARTY 253 faves _ filmmaker interviews 3

30+ Filmmakers were given 72 hours to create a short film lasting no more than 253 seconds. We watched all the finished works at a lively premiere party on a huge screen at Urban Grace earlier this month with nearly 700 friends.

Tonight! 253 Short Film Competition Kicks Off 253 Victorino

Tonight in theater we kick off the 253 Short Film Competition, an annual challenge in which 31 teams are given 72 hours to conceive, create and edit a short film (no more than 253 seconds) containing four criteria like a line of dialogue, prop, convention, and a phrase in a foreign language. Read on to learn more!

See Embrace of the Serpent embrace

In all honesty, my experience with Embrace of the Serpent felt more spiritual than church. I came away with a call to a higher way of being - a critique of my Western European heritage of colonialism, and an invitation to embody a deeper respect and regard for the natural world and my impact on it.

TCC Diversity Film Series this April 2016 DFF web blog image

Now in its sixth year, the TCC Diversity Film Series offers special screenings that entertain, inspire, explore and celebrate individual and cultural differences. This year's incredible films highlight physical, ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity with themes to challenge and inspire audiences.

Members, it's time to vote on our Board of Directors! blog image II Board Member Bernadette

Every year Grand Cinema members vote on the group of candidates who serve volunteer, 3-year term on The Grand Cinema Board of Directors. Now is the time to weigh in!

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