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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 be an Intern.

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 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 coming soon! In the meantime, feel free to reach out on the “Contact Us” page for more information.


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 Closing Night)

Hospitality and Will Call

  • Greet and check in filmmakers, industry members, and pass-holders
  • Distribute tickets to advance-ticket holders at the Will Call table
  • Sell DCFF merchandise
  • Assist with general tasks at the venue when needed

Program Distribution

  • Distribute DCFF posters, flyers, and programs to consenting businesses and hang-outs in your neighborhood


  • Must have valid driver’s license, insurance, and personal cell phone
  • Drive filmmakers and guests to and from the Seattle-Tacoma airport
  • Be able to provide guests with general information about the festival and events

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!

Internship Opportunities

Join the DCFF team and see the mechanics of a film festival. Interns will gain hands-on experience with event management, meet filmmakers and industry professionals, and participate in film selection for the festival.

Marketing and Community Outreach Intern

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Support social media and marketing strategies
  • Attend events and volunteer meetings, when applicable
  • Interface with community partners and sponsors to fulfill sponsorship agreements
  • Write and distribute press releases, post festival events on web calendars
  • Contact press outlets to request festival coverage
  • Assist with creation and distribution of DCFF e-news
  • Provide excellent hospitality and support to filmmakers during festival

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, professional demeanor, takes initiative when needed
  • Ability to multi-task and follow directions
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Kind, honest, reliable

August 28 – March 14, 5-10 hours per week (flexible)

Must be available during the festival: February 19-21, 2021.

To apply for an internship, email your resume (.doc or .pdf) and an answer to these questions:

1. What makes you a valuable addition to the DCFF team?

2. What is your favorite movie and why?

This is an unpaid position. Candidates will be notified via email to set up an interview.

Email applications to