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Host a Filmmaker

The Tacoma film festival will be looking for filmmaker Hosts in 2020!

Support independent film by providing a resting space for a visiting filmmaker during TFF 2020
If you are interested, keep an eye on this space! The Filmmaker Lodging Host Application will be available May 2020.

support independent filmmakers

Ever wanted to spend time with a filmmaker? Now is your chance: The Tacoma Film Festival is bringing a bunch of emerging filmmakers to town in October and they all need places to drowse and rest at various times throughout the week. Overnight stays last approximately 2-5 days, or the whole festival, if you like. 

Share your Space 


If you like sharing hospitality and have an extra bedroom, finished basement, garage or studio, hosting a filmmaker is a great way to support the festival and get involved with our film-loving community. Lodging and travel budgets are minimal for many filmmakers, and this program will help support bringing as many of them as possible to Tacoma!

what's required of me?

Most of the time the filmmakers will be at the festival screening films and attending TFF events, so there will be a minimal time commitment. You will not be required to provide transportation or food. We do ask that your home is close to public transportation, within reasonable walking diatance, or a short ride share away from The Grand Cinema, as guests typically do not have a car with them and it can be daunting navigating an unfamiliar city.

benefits - FREE VIP PASS

If you choose to host one or more ‘makers you will earn up to two free VIP passes per household to the entire festival and two invites to the VIP filmmaker event.


partner with us

Join in our mission to share independent films in the Tacoma area by giving a filmmaker a place to rest and recharge during TFF 2020. You might make a connection with someone whose current or next project gets released with even wider recognition.

Past visiting filmmakers to Tacoma have included David Lowery (Director, Pete’s Dragon, Ghost Story), Julia Garner (Actor, Grandma, Ozark), and Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (Creators, High Maintenance, HBO Series), Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness, HBO series). 

For questions contact:

Marlee Myers, Filmmaker Liaison
Phone: 253-572-6062

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