Filmmakers make film festivals possible. Period. This is why our loyalty is to you and the invaluable artistic talents you provide to film culture. The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

We are devoted to maintaining complete and timely communication, connecting your work to an engaged audience, and programming all films to shine without being lost in a heap of screenings and events. DCFF is a celebration of your craft, and it would be an honor to share your hard work with the film-hungry Tacoma audience.

DCFF accepts documentary, animation, narrative, and experimental films of any length and genre. Discounts on submissions are available for students, Tacoma and Washington state residents, and alumni of TheFilmSchool.


Festival Dates and Location

The first annual Destiny City Film Festival (July 31-August 3, 2014) will be hosted by one of Tacoma’s oldest movie theaters and, at ninety years old, is one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the country—the historic Blue Mouse Theater in the Proctor District of Tacoma, Washington.


Our Mission

Join us for the inaugural Destiny City Film Festival on July 31-August 3, 2014 for top-quality programming of films, workshops, events, and panel discussions. Our mission is to use the power of vibrant cinematic storytelling to curate an engaged community audience for independent film.


Click here to submit your film to the 2014 Destiny City Film Festival!