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.
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.
DCFF 2022 Volunteer Opportunities
We are currently in need of Box Office, Merchandise and Marketing Volunteers.
Box Office Volunteer – Apply Now!
Box Office Volunteers will be responsible for greeting festival-goers, providing general film and festival info and in-person ticketing. This shift will be Friday, March 4th from 4:45pm – 7:45pm at the Blue Mouse Theatre.
Merchandise Volunteer – Apply Now!
Merchandise Volunteers will be responsible for festival merchandise table setup, sales and cleanup as well as greeting guests upon arrival. Shifts are in increments of 3 hours. Available shifts are the following:
Friday, March 4th from 4:45pm – 7:45pm (at the Blue Mouse Theatre)
Saturday, March 5th from 12:30pm – 3:30pm (at ALMA Tacoma)
Marketing Volunteer – Apply Now!
Marketing Volunteers will each contribute 3 posts on their social media channels over the course of the festival using material provided by DCFF, and 2 posts created by the volunteer (5 total). These can be shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok as posts, stories, and reels.
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.
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.