Tacoma Film Festival
Tacoma, Washington / October 3-10, 2019 / tacomafilmfestival.com / V
The Tacoma Film Festival calls itself a “blue collar” film festival, and to that end, it doesn’t put on airs. One hundred percent of festival programming is through submissions, and a high number of films are screened, giving everyone a decent shot (in 2018, it was one in six) of getting in. Once in Tacoma, moviemakers are encouraged to see themselves as a community, connecting at parties, screenings, and other events. Most screenings are held at the city’s charming The Grand Cinema, and there are also VR presentations at The Veldt. Tacoma is one of the better places on the festival circuit to meet like-minded people, share ideas, and conceive collaborations.