Tacoma Film Festival

TFF // Tacoma Film Festival

15th edition

Oct 08 - Oct 15, 2020
Tacoma, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Music video, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Comedy, Comedy drama, Culture, Dark comedy, Drama, Environmental, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Independent, LGBT, Live Action, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Mystery, Nature, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban

Mission / description The Tacoma Film Festival is a celebration of independent film mirroring the diverse and eclectic sensibilities of Western Washington’s second largest city. Including selections from the Pacific Northwest and all over the world, TFF prides itself on showcasing the connectedness of local, national, and international film. It’s a great festival to connect with audiences, filmmakers, critics, and professionals because of the friendly, and collegial atmosphere throughout. The whole community gets behind the festival and makes it a really one-of-a-kind experience.

50 Film Festivals worth the Entry Fee, 2014–2019 — MovieMaker Magazine

“…Rising stars would be remiss not to add it to their annual itinerary." — MovieMaker Magazine

"The ultimate indie film festival." — Seattle's CityArts Magazine

"One of the premier festivals in the Northwest." — PostDefiance.com

“It was one of the most diverse and current selection of films, shorts and new media that I have ever experienced in a film festival. I met people there that I will continue to be connected to for a long time.” — Juan Carlos Zaldivar, filmmaker

“The programming at TFF had such a progressive vision of cinema. The festival had a definite voice and created a warm atmosphere for filmmakers…” — Masami Kawai, filmmaker

“Very friendly, great emphasis on the films and filmmakers and creating an intimate community for film-going. Beautiful festival.” — Derek Knowles, filmmaker


– 200+ films including world, US, and Washington premieres. Our programming presented films that featured innovative storytelling, creative non-fiction, and wonderful works of animation.

– It was the 4th year of our wildly successful filmmaker housing program where we hand-select wonderful residents to host filmmakers.

– The fourth edition of our Music Video program (Track 04), screened at the historic Blue Mouse Theater.

– The Veldt VR Studio. Our fifth year presenting a diverse selection of virtual reality works, exhibited in a beloved community space, and without time limits.

– Panels and workshops geared towards independent filmmakers

– Fun parties and after parties

Established in 2006, the Tacoma Film Festival was created and developed by the passionate individuals behind Tacoma's only non-profit art-house movie theater, The Grand Cinema. The Grand (TFF's primary venue) is one of the Puget Sound region's strongest outlets for both international and local independent filmmakers, and works hand-in-hand with the festival to connect our city to the art of film.

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Festival website http://www.TacomaFilmFestival.com

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