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Hey filmmakers & friends of filmmakers!

Summer is an amazing time to keep learning and building community connections.

Please join us at The Grand for expanded adult education opportunities like our first ever screenwriting workshop, and our extended Production Intensive for Narrative Film where you and a team make a film in two weeks!

Scroll down for links and information from the recent 253 Film Summit.

Save the date for our first ever Film In Tacoma picnic!

AND start to get excited about the Tacoma Film Festival. We reveal our Art Chantry-designed festival poster and kick off the festival anticipation next week. 

Read on!
This summer, The Grand Cinema hosts our first ever Screenwriting Workshop, and the second annual Production Intensive for Short Narrative Films.

Be prepared for an intergenerational experience; attendees will range from college students, working professionals, and seniors, bringing an incredible diversity of perspectives and experience to your learning.

SCREENWRITING 101 led by Coral Untalan
Meets weekly on Thursdays July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM with a final reading and potluck August 10, 12 PM. 
Cost to register: $125

Meeting once a week for five weeks, participants will develop and finalize a film script. Each class consists of learning and practicing new skills to be applied to your scripts and an assignment, due the following class. Students will work on the same script or scripts throughout the class, using their new skills to add to and edit their work.

Class concludes with a potluck and script reading for each student. Students and instructor will provide constructive feedback, and finally, the instructor will provide written feedback to students one week after the final gathering.
August 12 - 16, August 19 - 23, 4 - 8 PM, with a Friends & Family screening August 24, 10 AM. 
Cost to register: $400 (payment plans available)

This two week program focuses on the full production of short narrative films: working in film crews, you will develop a story, shoot, then complete post production and editing. The intensive provides introductory instruction in digital filming, story development, writing, editing, lighting, audio, and sound. Filmmakers of all levels of experience are invited to learn, collaborate, create, and share their stories.

The daily schedule for the is 4 - 8 PM Monday through Friday for both weeks, with a Friends & Family Screening Saturday at 10 AM.
JUNE 7, 6 PM

Witness the unveiling of the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival poster design by the one and only Art Chantry!

Low tech, high contrast, "granddaddy of grunge." Art Chantry has exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre... and he's also Tacoma AF. Often known for his album covers and gig posters, we're super excited to have worked with Art on this year's Tacoma Film Festival poster.

Art will be in attendance; come meet this legendary artist! We will also be premiering a short film about the poster's creation by filmmaker Taylor Hawkins (MEDIEVAL MARTHA STEWART, winner of the Best Pierce County Film at the 2018 TFF).

Join us to see the screen print in person, give cheers to TFF, launch our fund drive, and start the countdown for Tacoma Film Festival 2019, taking place October 3–10.

This event is free at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA). Refreshments will be available.
Relax in Wright Park at the first ever Film in Tacoma Picnic!
JUNE 29, 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Come together with local filmmakers and creators, share food, drink, and fun! Bring your own picnic basket and blanket; families are welcome.

This is an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, share your ideas, and relax in Wright Park with fellow creative folk.

Specific picnic site to be determined; anticipate somewhere between the pond and spray park!
2019 253 FILM SUMMIT Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone who made the 2nd annual 253 Film Summit a success.

An especially big thanks to our friends at the University of Washington Tacoma Film Club, Megan Griffiths, Dr. David Coon, Jess Fuselier with the Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Initiative, Amy Lillard with Washington Filmworks, Jamika Scott, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Amy McBride, Sean Patrick Burke, Jesi Hanley Vega, and Carlos Ortiz. 

Take some time and browse a few links:

Thank you for being a part of our filmmaker community, please email me with any questions - see you soon!

-Katy Evans
Assistant Executive Director
Education & Engagement
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