BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour [Online & IRL]

This event took place Jun 16, 2020 - Aug 26, 2021
All events are sliding-scale, pay-what-you-can ($0-$25). Register for free or make any contribution, which will go towards supporting NWFF during our closure.
Duration: 1h
Instructor: Tifa Tomb, Vivian Hua


Note: BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour has moved from weekly Virtual sessions to a once-a-month in-person gathering for the summer! 

  • Thursday, August 26 @ 5:00pm – Jefferson Park, in Beacon Hill, at 16th Ave. S and S Dakota St. (near the Food Forest entrance)

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in the filmmaking game: drop by a weekly Happy hour! We want to hold space for BIPOC joy and connection. We might drink a little, laugh a little, and talk about film — what we’re watching, creating, what you want to do in the industry, and what you need. Join us weekly, monthly, or whenever you can.

Please also consider our meetup for filmmakers, The Get Together, and weekly Open Script Read for writers.

Tifa Tomb

Tifa Tomb

Filmmaker & Co-Facilitator

Tifa Tomb is a Director, Writer and Editor in the Seattle area, who’s most recently directed film, Retch, was an official selection at SIFF 2019. She works as a Media Producer at UW and teaches editing at Northwest Film Forum. She was a part of the Oculus LaunchPad group for emerging VR makers in 2017. She directed the short film, Party Goers, a selection at Local Sightings in 2017. She was an editor for the non-fiction film, This is How you Start a Party 2019, on the editorial department for the feature film, Hallowtide 2020, and does freelance editing and camera work on various other short narrative, commercial, and non-profit projects. Her work as a writer was recognized by the San Jose Cinequest film festival – she was a top ten finalist in 2004, and a top 3 finalist of the Hollywood Black Film Festival for her feature film script, The Bridge Café. She is currently developing a short mixed media film, titled CREAK! for 2020.

Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Filmmaker & Co-Facilitator

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, a Co-Founder of the civil rights film series, The Seventh Art Stand, and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. In 2018, she released her narrative short film, Searching Skies–which touches on the controversial topic of Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States–and in 2020, she will begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. She is passionate about researching efforts to preserve cultural space and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. Learn more at 🙂

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