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 and Advisory Board

DCFF is looking for individuals to join our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Those who serve will contribute to, and support oversight of the film festival as we continue to grow. Interested candidates will be invited to join the Advisory Board for a minimum 6-month term, and will then be considered for an invitation to join the Board of Directors. Please complete this Inquiry Form or 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.

DONATE to support the Destiny City Film Festival!


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.

Learn more about 2022 DCFF Partnership opportunities here, and please get in touch with us if you’re interested in supporting the 9th 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 2021. Films are shared digitally, and review forms are completed through an easy-to-use online form.

Apply to join our 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 October 29th submission deadline, and we would need feedback from everyone about all scripts by December 3rd.

Apply to join our 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 that our supporters and filmmakers receive. No matter the roles or responsibilities, our volunteers are respected for their enthusiastic presence and essential contribution to the DCFF reputation.

There are no volunteer opportunities at this time. Check back soon!

Volunteers will receive festival tickets 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.

Job Opportunities

DCFF does not have any open positions at this time.