SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd Annual Destiny City Film Festival!

August 26th – 27th, 2016

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The call for film and short screenplay entries for the 3rd Annual Destiny City Film Festival is now open! Learn more here.

THANK YOU to our 2016 sponsors!

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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 Alm


2014 DCFF Attendee Testimonial:

“Last night, my husband and I watched Copenhagen again, which we saw on Closing Night at Destiny City last year.  We had loved it so much, and would never have seen it or thought about watching it, if we hadn’t gone to the festival, and it is one of our favorite movies now!”

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