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Previewing Tacoma Film Festival - Part 2

The 2017 Tacoma Film Festival takes place from October 5th through the 12th at several historic city theaters, including host Tacoma’s Grand Cinema.

Previewing Tacoma Film Festival - Part 2
The Film Festival, also known as TFF, is going on its 12th year. Since 2006, the annual week-long festivity provides films, workshops, events and discussions to its patrons. This year, the Washington Military Resource Media is proud to be involved in the celebration of art and film. The Tacoma Film Festival and its host, the Grand Cinema, continue to provide visceral, profound and provoking art experiences that our military community at JBLM and the surrounding areas can take in.

This is the 2nd part of our Tacoma Film Festival preview - click here to read part 1.



Indie Distribution: What Works and What’s Next

October 8th, 11am-12:30pm - Grand Cinema, Theater 2

Professional film distributing and marketing experts Evan Saxon of Abramorama, Ayo Kepher-Maat of The Film Arcade, and David Averbach of The Film Collaborative explore independent film distribution, talk about future trends and answer questions from the audience.

Ryan Davis, co-founder and principal at indie-film marketing and strategy company Smarthouse, will moderate the discussion.

This panel is free and open to the public - claim your free ticket in advance!


The Future of NW Arts, Film and Entrepreneurship

October 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm - King’s Books

A panel of Northwest leaders, organizers and creators speak to the challenges and successes of “living and working in the arts, film and technology.”

Panelists include:

Northwest Film Forum Executive Director Courtney Sheehan

Filmmaker and Festival Programmer Danny Tayara

Director, Photographer & Videographer Myia Planq-Graham

Alma Mater Tacoma Assistant Director Rachel Ervin

Producer, Designer & Musician Silong Chhun

Songwriter and Artist William Jordan

This panel is free and open to the public - claim your free ticket in advance!


The Art of No Budget Filmmaking

October 10th, 11am-12:30pm - Grand Cinema Theater 2

Join the founder of No Budget Film School Mark Stolaroff as he goes over the key principles in  making a film with the little money you have available to you. Stolaroff will teach you “the two crucial concepts for making a quality no-budget film; how to turn production problems into opportunities; the two lists that every no-budget filmmaker should have before writing their script; the most important element to the success of your no-budget film; the real lesson of Dogme 95 and how it applies to you; and a detailed case study of Chris Nolan's $12,000 first feature ‘Following.”’

This panel is free and open to the public - claim your free ticket in advance!


Track 02: Music Video Showcase Shorts Package

October 10th, 7:45pm-9:20pm - The Grand Cinema

“Handcrafted miniatures, luchador wrestling, psychedelic vignettes, and 70’s folk are what you will find in this wild ride of a shorts package. This is the second installment of The Grand Cinema’s music video showcase and features some of the best in current work that you won’t want to miss.

Themes of family, community, overcoming prejudice and surviving through all of it are interwoven throughout all these music videos. Visually stunning, auditorily powerful, and uniquely compelling, all these music videos are ones that you don’t want to miss when they show on Monday, October 10th at The Grand Cinema.”


Tacoma Film Festival Closing Night

October 12th, 7:30pm - The Grand Cinema

“Don't miss the Closing Night feature film screening and party for the 12th annual Tacoma Film Festival! We'll announce this year's winner of the Audience Choice Award at a party with refreshments, a no host bar, music from Landmark DJ and professional photographs.”

The Closing Night Film at this year’s festival is 2017 SXSW Film Festival selection The Ballad of Lefty Brown.



We hope to see you at the event!