253 Film Summit
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The 253 Film Summit
May 11, 2019
Hosted on the University of Washington Tacoma campus
1922 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
For filmmakers, media professionals, and creative entrepreneurs
who want to learn, connect, and create.
Following the annual 253 Film Party screening, this summit is a unique, extended opportunity for local filmmakers, emerging professionals, students, and those who participated in the 253 Film Competition to get to know one another, pitch ideas and projects, and plug in to the growing industry of media professionals and creatives in the South Sound.
Learn from industry professionals Join this free networking event, get inspired, and get your next project off the ground.
What's the Summit like?
Check out the 2018 photos, presentations, and schedule:
2018 Summit Presentations
BRIDGING THE INDIE GAP
Smarthouse Creative co-founders Ryan Davis and J. Brad Wilke presented “Bridging The Indie Gap,” their popular workshop for creative entrepreneurs of all stripes (but especially filmmakers). They explored digital marketing, audience cultivation & engagement, brand development, and more in this hands-on, interactive workshop to help filmmakers better navigate the divide between a creative hobby and a sustainable career. smarthousecreative.com
WORKING IN WASHINGTON
Executive Director Amy Lillard from the film advocacy organization Washington Filmworks shared opportunities and resources available to filmmakers including an overview of their funding programs and the available services of the film office including the crew database, locations database, permit information, and more. washingtonfilmworks.org
MEET ALMA MATER TACOMA
Alma Mater at the Carpenters Building is an artist-driven work, performance, and gathering space. Opening Spring 2018, the Carpenters Building features both private and public spaces for artists to create, collaborate, and engage with each other and the public. Facilities include a cafe, lounge, event spaces to house 5 to 500 people, a performance venue, recording studio, Mothership Studios, an artist incubator, and shared artist workspace. almamatertacoma.com
POST - SUMMIT MEET UP & ALMA MATER TOUR
Summit attendees joined Rachel Ervin for a post-summit happy hour (open to all ages) and facility tour at Alma Mater Tacoma
- 10 AM - coffee and networking
- 10:20 AM - welcome
- 10:30 AM - 12 PM - Workshop/Presentation
- 12 - 12:15 PM: Break, refreshments and networking
- 12:15 - 1:30 PM - Workshop/Presentation
- 1:30 PM - Pitching, breakout groups, networking
- 3:00 PM - Workshop/Presentation
- 3:45 PM - Summit conclusion and thank you
- 4:00 PM - Post-Summit Meetup