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FILM IN TACOMA

Industry networking & learning from The Grand Cinema
What you'll find in this Film in Tacoma update:
  1. WEDNESDAY, June 13: So Your Film Needs a Budget: Finance Workshop with producer Sean Patrick Burke, hosted by Tacoma Arts Community Center
  2. Saturday, June 16: Film 253 Grants Application Workshop, hosted by The Grand Cinema
  3. Did you attend the 253 Film Summit? Take our quick survey! Link below.
  4. And lots of upcoming film festival submission deadlines!
Scroll down for details, dates, and more.
 - Katy

253 FILM SUMMIT 

The first ever 253 Film Summit was May 12, 2018. Thanks to our partners and presenters: the UWT Film Club and University of Washington Tacoma, Washington Filmworks, Smarthouse Creative, and Alma Mater Tacoma. If you attended, please take a minute and fill out our quick survey.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES!


APPLY FOR A 253 FILM GRANT
Deadline: June 29, 2018, 9 PM

Amateur and professional filmmakers and media creators who live or work in Pierce County are invited to apply for a grant through Film 253 Grants: a program that supports Pierce-County based film and media makers by investing in their creative vision, their contributions to the vibrancy and diversity of our community, and their ability to create job opportunities.

Funding ranges from $50 - $5,000. Film 253 Grants offer four categories of restricted funds:
  • CATEGORY 1: SEED FUNDING FOR PRE-PRODUCTION/DEVELOPMENT
  • CATEGORY 2: FINISHING FUNDS FOR POST PRODUCTION 
  • CATEGORY 3: EQUIPMENT FUNDS
  • CATEGORY 4: RISING FILMMAKER AWARD
Learn more here, and scroll down for upcoming workshops to get you ready to apply:
So Your Film Needs a Budget - Finance Workshop with Producer Sean Patrick Burke
June 13, 6 - 8 PM
Tacoma Arts Community Center, 1102 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma, 98405, on the corner of S 11th and MLK Jr. Way


Producer and Grand Cinema board member Sean Patrick Burke will lead a free workshop for building and managing a budget for a film. Be ready to share about your project and ask questions! This is especially helpful for any interested in applying for the Film 253 Grants. RSVP on Facebook or by emailing Katy.
Film 253 Grants Application Workshop
June 16, 1 - 3 PM
The Grand Cinema Lower Lobby, 606 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma 98402


Filmmakers interested in applying to the Film 253 Grants will attend a free step-by-step application workshop and Q&A session with Katy Evans, grants administrator and Assistant Executive Director.

Make sure to have reviewed the application process in advance and come prepared with specific questions. RSVP by emailing Katy or on Facebook
UPCOMING NW FILM FESTIVAL DEADLINES
Yes, we're biased and think TFF is the best, but we love our other local film festivals, and want to make sure you have every possible opportunity available to you! Here's some upcoming deadlines:

Local Sightings & Gig Harbor Film Festival
Submit to the 21st annual Local Sightings, a festival showcase for PNW filmmakers. Submission deadline is June 15, 2018 so jump on it! Info here. Our buddy across the bridge, the Gig Harbor Film Festival also shares a final deadline of June 15, 2018. Learn and submit here.

Tacoma Film Festival
The very last TFF deadline is June 25, 2018 so do not delay, get your film in! Learn more and submit here.

STIFF
The Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival's final deadline for submission is July 1, 2018. Learn more here.

NFFTY
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth features work by filmmakers ages 24 years or younger at the time of submission. Final deadline is July 20, 2018. Learn more here.

Olympia Film Festival
Heading into their 35th year, the Oly Film Fest is accepting films now until September 7, 2018. Learn more here.
 
TFF VIP PASSES + PRESS & INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS
The Tacoma Film Festival is October 4 - 11, 2018! Passes just went on sale this week so snap one up while they're only $100 (member price).

Want to apply for a Press/Industry pass? Fill out the form here, and we'll let you know if you've been approved. Even better, submit your film and if you are accepted, you get to enjoy a filmmaker VIP pass!

Want to help by hosting a visiting filmmaker or supporting an after party? Just let me know: katy@grandcinema.com.

We're seeking volunteers for our film screening team - volunteer your time and expertise to help us review films submitted to the festival. Email Wade if you'd like to help.
Take our filmmaker survey and join the Film In Tacoma Google Group; share pitches and projects; look for help and resources. Are you a GRAND CINEMA MEMBER? We would love for you to join. Learn more here.

Thank you for being a part of our filmmaker community - let's make movies!

-Katy Evans
Assistant Executive Director
Education & Engagement
Heads up! WA state filmmakers may apply to TFF free-of-charge. Review the submission guidelines here, and email me for our waiver code.
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The Grand Cinema is committed to providing new and more opportunities for our local artists and industry professionals. FILM IN TACOMA is our networking and learning series serving our Tacoma and Northwest creators. Learn more here.
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