Tacoma Film Festival — Coming soon

The Tacoma Film Festival is right around the corner, beginning Oct. 5. In just over a week, the 253 will be full of new films, impressive flicks and maybe this generation’s Alfred Hitchcock or Martin Scorsese.

The festival will be starting off with a bang with the annual kickoff party. The Grand Cinema is scheduled to be hosting this specific event, where featured cre­ators can share more about their films.

The Tacoma Film Festival will host over 45 films in several noteworthy locations such as North Tacoma’s Blue Mouse The­ater — which has become an icon of the Proctor District — and The Grand Cinema, Tacoma’s home for foreign, independent and local films. There are also many pre­views and events held at King’s Books.

The decade old festival that has brought attention to many new filmmak­ers will surely be an event you won’t want to miss. But if you do, you’ll get plenty of TFF film reviews coming soon.

 

Festival Events

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Date: Oct. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Grand Cinema
Cost: $20

“THE SQUARE” PREMIERE
Date: Oct. 6
Time: 7–9 p.m.
Location: Blue Mouse Theater
Cost: $10
Details: Dinner party afterwards at Europa Bistro

THE VELDT VR STUDIO PREVIEW PARTY
Date: Oct. 6
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: King’s Books
Cost: $10

FAMILY FRIENDLY ANIMATED & NARRATIVE SHORTS
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Blue Mouse Theater
Cost: $8
Details: Free doughnuts & milk for first 100 guests

SEMINAR WITH JOHN CHARLES MEYER
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: The Grand Cinema, Theater 2
Cost: Free
Details: Pick up your free pass in advance to get a seat

THE VELDT VR STUDIO TOUR
Dates: Oct. 7 & 8
Time: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Location: King’s Books
Cost: Free

360 VIDEO WORKSHOP WITH FABLAB
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: King’s Books
Cost: Free
Details: Sign-up required, so arrive early

SEMINAR WITH MYISA PLANCQ-GRAHAM & SPECIAL SCREENING
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 2–4:30 p.m.
Location: The Grande Cinema VIP Lounge
Cost: Free
Details: RSVP at tacomafilmfestival.com

FESTIVAL AWARDS PARTY
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 9–11:59 p.m.
Location: Dystopian State Brewing
Cost: Free

INDIE FILM DISTRIBUTION PANEL
Date: Oct. 8
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: The Grand Cinema, Theater 2
Cost: Free

THE VELDT PANEL
Date: Oct. 8
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: King’s Books
Cost: Free
Details: Limited space, arrive early

PANEL ON NW ARTS, FILM & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Date: Oct. 9
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: King’s Books
Cost: Free
Details: Limited space, arrive early

SEMINAR ON MAKING FILMS WITH NO BUDGET
Date: Oct. 10
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: The Grand Cinema, Theater 2
Cost: Free
Details: Pick up your free pass in advance to get a seat

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
Date: Oct. 12
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Grand Cinema
Cost: $20

Film Screenings by Date

 

OCT. 5
“Bill Nye: Science Guy”

 

OCT. 6
“Sidney Hall”
“Everything Beautiful is Far away”
“Intent to Destroy”
“Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town”
“The Square”
“The Strange Ones”
“Weirdos”
Overcoming Adversity Shorts
“Friday Shorts”
“Dave Made a Maze”
“For Ahkeem”

 

OCT. 7
“Dave Made a Maze”
“For Ahkeem”
“For the Birds (Vir Die Voels)”
The Best is Yet to Come Shorts
Family Friendly Shorts
“Journey to the Past”
“Late Night Shorts”
“The Veldt”
Saturday Shorts #1
Saturday Shorts #2
Secret Screening

 

OCT. 8
“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
“Mansfield 66/67”
“Woman on Fire”
Action!! Shorts
C’est La Mort Shorts
“The World We Live In”
“Bernard and Huey”
Sunday Shorts #1
Sunday Shorts #2
“The Veldt”

 

OCT. 9
“Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti”
“The Islands and the Whales”
Chills & Thrills Shorts
Lunchbox Shorts – Monday
Pride Shorts
“A Shot in the Dark”
“The Strange Ones”
“For the Birds (Vir Die Voels)”
Family Friendly Shorts

 

OCT. 10
Tainted Love Shorts
“Fallen”
“King of Peking”
“Manic”
Animalia Shorts
“TRACK 02: Music Video Showcase”
Lunchbox Shorts – Tuesday
“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
C’est La Mort Shorts

 

OCT. 11
“DriverX”
“Holding Patterns”
“Land of the Little People”
After School Special Shorts
Lunchbox Shorts – Wednesday
“Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer”
“Everything Beautiful is Far Away”
“Weirdos”
“The World We Live In”
Animalia Shorts

 

OCT. 12
“The Ballad of Lefty Brown”
Overcoming Adversity Shorts
“A Shot in the Dark”
“For the Birds (Vir Die Voels)”
Tainted Love Shorts

COURTESY OF
LAURA NYHUIS

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