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May 12, 2018 10 AM - 4 PM
University of Washington Tacoma
1922 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
We can't wait to see you at the 253 Film Summit!

Heads up! 
If you are registered to our waitlist, you're in! Please plan to attend the summit, we have room for everyone.

If you have a friend who didn't get a chance to register, let them know to add their information to the waitlist TODAY and they can anticipate attending as well. 

What are you up to tonight?
Tonight, we host our annual 253 Short Film Party, a celebration of all the filmmakers who participated in our 253 72 Hour Competition. If you're free, come on down and enjoy the show! Tickets are available at the door. Find details here.

Find the entrance to the Summit and registration at 1922 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402. If the restaurant Indochine is to your left and you see our friendly yeti signs, you've found us! Come in, grab your badge, then head into the Studio at Cherry Parkes for a snack and drink.

What to Expect
The 253 Film Summit is limited to 70 attendees and we'll be attending the seminars and networking together.

The full schedule is below; we'll kick off with a quick word of welcome in the Studio at Cherry Parkes, and  throughout the day we'll be moving back and forth between three rooms in the UWT campus.

What to Bring
We will have refreshments available throughout the day but we recommend you bring a lunch or plan to grab a bite at one of the many nearby restaurants. We do not have an official lunch break but recommend grabbing food between 12 - 12:15 PM or 1:30 - 3 PM during our networking session.

Also, come stocked up with business cards or any other collateral sharing your work and contact information. During our speed networking, this is a great time to exchange information with others. 

What's Next?
That's up to you! Hopefully you've met some incredible people and can start creating something incredible. After the summit, you'll receive a survey to get your feedback, and our next Film In Tacoma meetup will be scheduled toward the end of summer, in preparation for the Tacoma Film Festival.
hosts and presenters of the 253 Film Summit
Thanks to Long Tran and the team from the UWT Tacoma Film Club, Dr. David Coon, presenters from Washington Filmworks, Smarthouse Creative, and Alma Mater Tacoma, and the staff and volunteers at The Grand Cinema.

All volunteered their time and expertise so the 253 Film Summit can be presented without a fee to attendees.
10 AM
Registration, coffee, and networking    
Studio at Cherry Parkes (downstairs)            

10:20 AM 
Welcome from the UWT Film Club and The Grand Cinema's Film In Tacoma
presented by Long Tran and Katy Evans    
Studio at Cherry Parkes (downstairs)        

10:30 AM - 12 PM 
Bridging the Indie Gap with Smarthouse Creative
presented by co-founders Ryan Davis and J. Brad Wilke                
Jane Russell Commons (upstairs)

12 - 12:15 PM
Break, refreshments and networking     
Studio at Cherry Parkes (downstairs)
12:15 - 1:30 PM 
Working in WA with Washington Filmworks
presented by Amy Lillard, Executive Director
Jane Russell Commons (upstairs)

1:30 PM 
Pitching and speed networking
Kopp Gallery (upstairs)

3 PM 
Meet Alma Mater Tacoma
presented by Rachel Ervin, Director of Operations
Jane Russell Commons (upstairs)

3:45 PM 
Summit conclusion and thank you from UWT and Film In Tacoma
Jane Russell Commons (upstairs)

4 PM 
Post-Summit Meetup and Alma Mater tour
1328 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (off campus)
Call/text or email Katy Evans if you need anything before or at the 253 Film Summit:
The Grand Cinema is committed to providing new and more opportunities for our local artists and industry professionals. In 2017, we kicked off FILM IN TACOMA, a networking and learning series made especially for our Tacoma and Northwest creators. Learn more here.
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