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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 currently looking for individuals to join our board of directors. Those who serve on the board will contribute and support oversight of the film festival as we continue to grow. Please email DCFF founder, Emily Nakada-Alm (emily at destinycityfilmfestival dot com) if you are interested in joining our team.


DCFF relies on the generous support from the community and film lovers to produce Tacoma’s annual celebration of cinematic storytelling. With DCFF being entirely volunteer-run (seriously!), 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 is tax deductible. Click here for the 2021 Individual Giving Form.


Contributions from sponsors will allow the Destiny City Film Festival to thrive. DCFF offers festival benefits for clients and exposure to your business through advertising opportunities in the printed festival program, during the pre-film slideshow, social media, and here, at Support this community-grown event by providing services, food, products, or a direct financial contribution.

Our 2021 Sponsorship Packet is now available! 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.

Apply to join the film screener team!

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.

Apply to join the screenplay reader team!


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:

Event Crew

  • Setup and breakdown for special events (such as Opening Night and the Filmmaker Lounge)

Will Call/Merchandise

  • Greet and check in filmmakers, industry members, and pass-holders
  • Sell DCFF merchandise
  • Assist with general tasks as needed

Lobby Greeter

  • Greet all festival attendees, filmmakers, sponsors and guests
  • Distribute programs; distribute and collect audience choice ballots
  • Assist with general tasks as needed

Filmmaker/VIP Lounge

  • Assist with setup/breakdown of lounge
  • Greet and mingle with VIPs and filmmakers
  • Be able to answer questions about DCFF, the neighborhood, and Tacoma

Program/Poster Distribution

  • 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!

Job Opportunities

DCFF does not have any open positions at this time.