Give a Gift | Sponsorship | Volunteer | Membership | Internships

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: Give a Gift, Sponsor, Volunteer, Intern or Become a Member.

 

Give a Gift

DCFF relies on the generous support from the community and film lovers to produce the annual four-day film festival. Your contribution will assist with the cost of rental fees, program printing, film acquisition and shipping, filmmaker hospitality, and much, much more. A gift of any amount is truly appreciated.

Click here for the Giving Form.


Sponsorship

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 destinycityfilmfestival.com. Support this community-grown event by providing services, food, products, or a direct financial contribution.

Click here to view the Sponsorship Proposal, or email Emily Alm (DCFF Director) for more information: emily@destinycityfilmfestival.com.


Volunteer

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, serving as a theater manager, 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
  • Direct filmgoers to the appropriate theater
  • 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

 

Theater Manager

  • Attend DCFF showings and alert the Projectionist of any sound or picture disruption during the film
  • Direct guests and assist in corralling audiences between films
  • Distribute and collect audience voting ballots before and after films
  • Clean the theater between films
  • Be able to provide guests with general information about the festival and events

 

Transportation

  • 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.

Volunteers are required to attend one (1) training meeting in order to participate. There will be three meetings scheduled between May and July—the specific dates will be announced in the spring of 2014.

Please download and complete our Volunteer Form if you would like to volunteer for DCFF.


Membership

Members of DCFF receive DCFF swag, $1 off regular screening tickets during the festival, and $5 off tickets for Opening Night (July 31) and Closing Night (August 3).

Cost of membership for the 2014 DCFF: $50

Memberships for the 2014 festival will be available for purchase in the spring.


Internships

Join the 2014 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.

Job duties include data entry, office support, attending event and volunteer meetings when applicable, screening student films and presenting program recommendations to the DCFF Director.

 

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 and social media outlets
  • Kind, honest, reliable

Dates and Hours

March 24-August 6, 10 hours a week (flexible).

Must be available during the festival July 31-August 3, 2014.

 

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 for an interview by March 31, 2014. Please, no inquiries regarding applications until after March 1.

Email applications to assistant@destinycityfilmfestival.com