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Tacoma Film Festival

Tacoma, Washington / October 4-11, 2018 / tacomafilmfestival.com / V

Assembled by ace programmers and bonded together on park treks that overlook the Puget Sound area’s water and forests, the Tacoma Film Festival gives attending moviemakers a chance to escape the deafening roar of the fest circuit and retreat into quality conversations. “We allow moviemakers the space to actually talk with one another, and celebrate film with sincerity, true curiosity, and openness,” says Assistant Executive Director Wade Neal. Multiple 2018 screenings were proof of this, as post-screening Q&As were dominated by esteemed members of Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, most itching to collaborate with their comrades.

A festival goer is feeling loopy at Tacoma Film Festival 2017’s VR demonstration area. Photograph courtesy of Tacoma Film Festival

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4 Comments

  1. Jon Deo

    April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Really? No gay film festivals. Try again.

    • Filmmaker

      April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      “Iris Prize Film Festival’s namesake is indeed its calling card—IPFF continues to dole out the largest LGBT short film prize (£30,000) on the planet”

    • Caleb, Asst Editor

      June 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Keep an eye out for our upcoming “25 Coolest Film Fests” in our Summer issue (newsstands 7/24). Lots of LGBT Fest representation!

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