It takes a village to raise a film festival. Thank you for taking the time to consider contributing to the Destiny City Film Festival in the following ways: Join our Board of Directors, Donate, Sponsor, Volunteer, or Apply to Join our Team.
Join our Board of Directors
DCFF is will be looking for individuals to join our board of directors in March 2021. Those who serve on the board will contribute and support oversight of the film festival as we continue to grow. Please email DCFF Executive Director, Emily Nakada-Alm (emily at destinycityfilmfestival dot com) if you are interested in learning more.
DCFF relies on the generous support from the community and film lovers to produce Tacoma’s annual celebration of cinematic storytelling. DCFF is organized mostly by volunteers, a few contract employees, and a hard working volunteer board, so you can rest assured that your contribution will make an impact and be put to good use. A gift of any amount is truly appreciated. DCFF is a 501(c)(3) non profit, and your donation may be tax deductible.
Contributions from partners will allow the Destiny City Film Festival to thrive. Our partnerships are built to last beyond the duration of the festival and are custom-designed to meet your objectives. Partners receive recognition in advertising, signage and social media marketing, exclusivity for events and screenings, and access to films, events and DCFF’s diverse, engaged and creative audience.
We invite you to view our DCFF ’21 Partnership Deck. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested in supporting the 8th annual DCFF.
Film Screeners & Screenplay Readers
Are you passionate about film, and want to contribute to community building here in Tacoma? You may be a perfect addition to our team of film screeners! Each screener is required to review at least 15 films (of varying lengths/genres) by the end of November 2020. Films are shared digitally, and review forms are completed through an easy-to-use online form.
Each screenplay reader is required to read all short script submissions to provide critical assistance to the DCFF staff and jury during the selection process. Our guidelines state that submissions must be between 3-30 pages. All submissions will be shared with our reader team after the final November 6th submission deadline, and we would need feedback from everyone about all scripts by December 4th.
Check back in summer 2021 to apply to join our film screening and screenplay reader teams!
Volunteer – UPDATED OPPORTUNITIES COMING SOON FOR 2021!
We value our volunteers not only because they play a critical role in making DCFF a success, but because volunteers are often the first impression both filmgoers and filmmakers receive at the festival. Whether assisting at the Will Call table, or providing airport transportation for a filmmaker, our volunteers are respected for their enthusiastic presence and essential contribution to the DCFF reputation. Volunteer positions include:
- Setup and breakdown for special events (such as Opening Night and the Filmmaker Lounge)
- Greet and check in filmmakers, industry members, and pass-holders
- Sell DCFF merchandise
- Assist with general tasks as needed
- Greet all festival attendees, filmmakers, sponsors and guests
- Distribute programs; distribute and collect audience choice ballots
- Assist with general tasks as needed
- Assist with setup/breakdown of lounge
- Greet and mingle with VIPs and filmmakers
- Be able to answer questions about DCFF, the neighborhood, and Tacoma
- Distribute DCFF posters, flyers, and programs to consenting businesses and hang-outs in your neighborhood
Volunteers will receive festival passes, merchandise, and more, based on the number of hours worked. DCFF does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity, nationality, age (except for those who are 17 and younger), sexual orientation, disability, religion, creed, or political belief.
Our 2021 Volunteer application is coming soon!