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The 253 Short Film Party

new design-253party Enjoy an evening of local film and local fun at the 253 Short Film Party. Watch films from 31 local teams who were given 72 hours to create an original short film, each lasting no more than 253 seconds in length.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Doors at 5:30PM | Movies at 7:00PM

This event is held at Urban Grace, 902 Market street, Downtown Tacoma (just blocks from The Grand Cinema)

TICKETS & ADMISSION

  • Tickets will be available for purchase online until 2 p.m., May 10th. After 2 p.m. tickets will be available when doors open at Urban Grace at 5:30 p.m.: $18 general admission, $16 members of The Grand Cinema
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
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.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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See PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 PARTY


Watch the films from 2018:

See the 2017 Winning Films:



Filmmaker Call to Action:


PAST WINNERS

SELECTIONS FROM 2019

Audience Choice: Virus by Andrea Trenbeath 
Jury Choice: The Whi~te' Dress by Adam Utley, Dalton Shotwell, Paul Richter, Dylan Twiner
Best Use of the line "Back to Square One": The Whi~te' Dress by Adam Utley, Dalton Shotwell, Paul Richter, Dylan Twiner 
Best Use of Element (Fake news): The Scoop by Get to the Choppa!
Best Use of Element (A well known movie scene): Checkmate by Misael Martinez, Leo King, Jeff Barehand, Olympia Film Collective
Best Use of Element (A white dress): The Wedding Ring by Tommy Storslee, Juli Storslee, Ryen Glynn, Octavius Copiack
Honorable Mention: Smile From My Face by James William Clark, Janice Liu, Dave Sidley, Rebecca Hopson, Olympia Film Collective
Emerging Filmmaker: Ghosts of Point Defiance by Penny Archer, R.T. Quinn

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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