For the fifth year, Tacoma’s art-house theater, The Grand Cinema, is bringing a group of young filmmakers to town for its annual mini-festival.
Twelve of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film as deemed by Filmmaker Magazine will be on hand during the six-day event.
Grand director Philip Cowan said the festival allows filmgoers to have conversations with the people who made the film they just viewed. The festival also allows the young filmmakers to build a relationship with Tacoma.
“They get to meet each other and see each others’ work and it creates a really good link to Tacoma,” Cowan said.
“This is one where you immediately get to talk about it with the person who made the film,” Cowan said.
Six packages of films will each show twice during the week. The 12 filmmakers attending the event will lead discussions after the screenings of their films.
The week’s events also include an opening reception with the filmmakers Friday (Aug. 15) at 9:30 p.m. and a filmmaker roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. Monday. Both events will be at The Grand Cinema and are free and open to the public.