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Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

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Unlike any other film event in the country, the 25 New Faces of Independent Film program at the Tacoma Film Festival offers a unique opportunity to screen and discuss groundbreaking media with some of the industry's most distinguished emerging directors, actors, producers, screenwriters, and cinematographers as identified by Filmmaker Magazine.

Filmmaker Magazine's List of 25

The 25 New Faces are named each year by the United States' leading cinema periodical, Filmmaker Magazine, and inclusion on the list of 25 has become one of the most prestigious honors a young filmmaker can receive.

The 25 NFs of 2017

This year, we welcome Laura Moss, Robin Comisar, Sam Kuhn, Jessica Kingdon, Nellie Kluz, Ilana Coleman, Beth de Ara├║jo, Ana Vijdea, Celine Held and Logan George, Rachel Wolther and Alexander Fischer, Andrew Fitzgerald, Nijla Mumin, Ja'Tovia Gary, Alexa Haas, E.G. Bailey, Elan Bogarin, Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside, Cirocco Dunlap. Learn more about these creators here and join us Saturday - Monday of the Tacoma Film Festival to experience their work.

Prior Year Nominees

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The first list included directors Jessica Yu and Jamie Babbitt, actor Peter Sarsgaard, d.p. Amy Vincent, and composers Nathan Larson and Craig Wedren. They have been joined over the years by an incredible group of directors, writers, editors, production designers, and actors who have remade and remodeled independent film. 

For many of Filmmaker Magazine's readers, the 25 New Faces feature is where they discovered Swiss Army Man's Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Whose Streets? Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan, director Ryan Coogler, actors Sasha Lane, Julia Garner, and Ryan Gosling, The Crash Reel director Lucy Walker, multi-hyphenate Miranda July, Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli, and A Ghost Story (2017) director David Lowery among many others.


Meet The Makers in Tacoma

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25 NF reception


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