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Join us at the 2nd annual 253 Film Summit 253 film competition filmmakers 2018

Our celebration of local filmmaking has begun!

32 film crews competing in our annual 72 hour competition started their journeys on April 25 (follow along on the hashtag #253seconds). Their films will debut at the 253 Film Party May 10 and then, the very next day, we head to the University of Washington Tacoma to the 2nd annual 253 Film Summit.

We have five engaging sessions for our attendees to enjoy including a presentation from Washington Filmworks, a discussion about Tacoma Creates, and lunch with the Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

We’re also very excited about two new guests joining us this year: writer/director Megan Griffiths, and Manager of Research & Education for the Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative, Jess Fuselier. Read on to learn more!

I WANT MORE, I WANT LESS: An interview with director Bryce Richardson I want More I want Less cast and crew TFF Oct 2018

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.

See great student films at the Lincoln Film Festival Lincoln Film Club with Will Good

I am so inspired to be a part of these next steps for The Grand Cinema and delighted that we could do this work in partnership with Lincoln High School. We can’t wait to find ways to share the art and skill of storytelling (collaboratively through digital media) with more and more of our neighboring students.

Thank you all for being a part of our community and supporting youth expression, leadership, collaboration, and storytelling. Please join us this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for the first Lincoln 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.

Host or Fly a Tacoma Film Festival Visiting Filmmaker 25 NF reception

The Tacoma Film Festival is looking for mileage donations and hosts to help our visiting filmmakers have an amazing time when they visit. Read on to learn how you can help!

Get excited: Tacoma Film Festival 2016 is coming! large banner_web TFF 2016

The Tacoma Film Festival is October 6 - 13, 2016 and it will be bigger and better than ever! Read on and find out where to get all the updates as #2016TFF approaches.


For the Love of Pride and Film Viva Film

The Grand Cinema is a proud partner of Tacoma’s annual Pride festival, bringing the cinematic art of storytelling front and center. This year we are sharing LGBTQA stories of youth, creativity, and families - stories of discovery, identity, love, and expression.

Beyond the great content of our featured Pride films, we’re also inviting you to get inspired and to connect with our community through two very special events. Here’s what we’re doing for our 2016 Pride Film Series:

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