Save the Date for the 9th Annual Destiny City Film Festival!

February 25th – March 6th, 2022!

The Destiny City Film Festival is currently on hiatus, as our team evaluates the future of the organization and programming in Tacoma. Thank you to everyone who has supported DCFF, and we hope to see you again soon!

Thank you to everyone who voted for DCFF as Best Festival in South Sound Magazine’s Best of 2022!

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“Our documentary ‘The River’ was part of the 2021 Destiny Film Festival and we had a really great experience being part of the event… We’ll definitely submit to DCFF again and would recommend it highly to filmmakers! Truly great experience all around.” — Heather Pilder Olson (Producer, Director)


“[We] had a wonderful time screening our film to a packed house as well as visiting with fellow filmmakers and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest! The festival Staff was incredibly helpful and kind- this festival is not to be missed!” — D.J. Haye (Writer, Director, Editor, Producer)


From the Founder:

  I want DCFF to inspire local filmmakers through the films we program, and the events we organize, and to hold them to a higher standard – something I truly believe they deserve. I’m very excited about what lies ahead for filmmaking and storytelling in Tacoma, and about generating more support for those that contribute to that community.  

— Emily Nakada-Alm

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