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About TFF

"The ultimate indie film festival." –  City Arts

"One of the premier festivals in the Northwest." –  Post Defiance

The odds of meeting your next creative partner are high at this Northwestern indie hub.” – MovieMaker Magazine

Our Mission: Sharing Stories of note

TFF gathers the best in new, independent films, because never-before-seen storytelling and perspectives deserve to be shared and celebrated. 

From day one, it was clear that the festival employs great care in cultivating a space where artists from diverse backgrounds can engage in conversations that push their own practice forward… As independent cinema decentralizes from traditional locales like NYC and L.A., spaces like TFF become ever more important to foster the diverse networks and discourse needed to advance independent film. ” – Nicholas Pilarski (I, Destini and TFF alumn)

13 Years Strong

Established in 2006, the annual Tacoma Film Festival presents a lively week of films, workshops, events, and discussions. TFF programming is a unique blend of audience and industry programming that empowers all who attend to connect with creators. 

Visiting festival guests from around the world make for a rich networking and collaborative space where new projects are born and inspiration for future work grows. See what Director/Cinematographer Nicholas Pilarski, a 2016 25 New Face had to say about his experience at TFF in this article from MovieMaker Magazine


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