Submit Your Film

Our call for film and short screenplay entries for the 4th Annual Destiny City Film Festival is now closed. Check back in winter 2017 to learn about submitting to the 2018 festival.

 Earlybird Deadline
(March 10, 2017)
Regular Deadline
(April 14, 2017)
Late Deadline
(May 12, 2017)
Extended Deadline
(June 2, 2017)
Feature Narrative (animated or live action; 45+ minutes)
Feature Documentary (45+ minutes)
$25$35$45$55
Short Narrative (animated or live action; 1-44 minutes)
Short Documentary (1-44 minutes)
$20$30$35$45
Washington State Resident (any length/genre; proof of residency required)$15$25$35$45
Film School Student Film (any length/genre; valid student ID or proof of enrollment required)$15$20$30$40

Specifics:

  • Films must have been completed no earlier than January 2016.
  • DCFF prefers online entries submitted via FilmFreeway.com or Withoutabox.com.
  • Submission is free for Pierce County residents. Valid proof of residency is required. Please email us for instructions on how to submit. 
  • Entries should be submitted via secure online screener only (no DVDs, blu-rays or thumb drives will be accepted).
  • Please make a note in your submission if you have any connections to the Pacific Northwest region. We grant discounts for Washington State filmmakers (with valid proof of residency). Filmmakers who reside in Pierce, King, Thurston or Kitsap County will receive two (2) festival  ticket vouchers just for submitting.
  • Entry fees will not be refunded.
  • Each entry must be accompanied with its own entry form and submission fee.
  • While every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted, DCFF cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage en route or otherwise.
  • All submission requirements should be completed no later than the deadline under which you’ve registered. If the film or payment is received after a submission deadline, we will not view your film until the difference is paid to the Destiny City Film Festival. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker or submission contact to ensure that all requirements are met. The festival retains the right to disqualify an entry, with no refunded fee, if submission guidelines are not met.
  • Please do not submit works in progress. Further, instructional films, industrials, propaganda or promotional videos are not appropriate for submission.
  • DCFF requires English language or English subtitles.
  • While every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted, DCFF cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage en route or otherwise.
  • Submission to DCFF equals acceptance of all terms and conditions of the entry process (as outlined on our Withoutabox.com and FilmFreeway.com listings).

Awards:

The strongest films based on screener’s feedback will be placed in competition for festival awards at the sole discretion of the Destiny City Film Festival. Awards will be given for:

  • Excellence in Full Length Narrative Storytelling
  • Excellence in Documentary Storytelling
  • Excellence in Short Form Narrative Storytelling
  • First Prize Storyteller’s Award

All winners will be announced at the Closing Night Celebration on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at the Blue Mouse Theater.

 

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