Destiny City Film Festival
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Destiny City Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its ninth annual event, set to take place in February 2022. Recently voted Best Festival in South Sound Magazine’s 2021 Best Of issue, Destiny City Film Festival will feature expertly curated film programming, engaging filmmaker discussions and community-oriented events. 

Competition categories have been expanded and now include short films (narrative, documentary, animation and experimental), feature films (both narrative and documentary), music videos, student films, films made by Washington State residents, and short screenplays. Six distinct awards will be presented with winners determined by a jury of film professionals and by audience choice.


  • Friday, July 2: Early Bird deadline
  • Friday, August 6: Regular deadline
  • Friday, September 17: Late deadline
  • Friday, October 29: Extended deadline

With valid proof of residency, submission is free for Pierce County residents and discounted for Washington State filmmakers. In addition, filmmakers who reside in Washington State will receive two (2) festival ticket vouchers just for submitting.

For more information, please visit their website or the Destiny City Film Festival FilmFreeway page.

“Our documentary ‘The River’ was part of the 2021 Destiny Film Festival and we had a really great experience being part of the event… We’ll definitely submit to DCFF again and would recommend it highly to filmmakers! Truly great experience all around.” — Heather Pilder Olson (Producer, Director)

“[We] had a wonderful time screening our film to a packed house as well as visiting with fellow filmmakers and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest! The festival Staff was incredibly helpful and kind- this festival is not to be missed!” — D.J. Haye (Writer, Director, Editor, Producer)

About Destiny City Film Festival

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. Our mission is to use the power of vibrant cinematic storytelling to curate an engaged community audience for independent film. DCFF’s 9th Annual Festival is set to take place in February 2022.

For more information, please visit their website.

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