4th Annual

Destiny City Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017


Feature Narrative


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
May 12, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately July 5, 2017

Features: From 45 minutes to 140 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2016

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Excellence in Full Length Narrative Storytelling
The winner of the Excellence in Full Length Narrative Storytelling award will be determined by DCFF staff and our jury panel.
This prize is shared with other categories.

First Prize Storyteller's Award
The film that does the best job of telling a complete, compelling, entertaining and engaging story will be named the winner of the Storyteller's Award, as determined by DCFF staff and jury.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

For your film to be considered for 2017, the Destiny City Film Festival requires:
1. A completed entry via Withoutabox.com.
2. Secure online screener of your film (no DVDs, blu-rays or thumb drives accepted).
3. The required and appropriate entry fee.
4. English language or English subtitles.
4. The film to have been completed no earlier than January 2016.

- Please make a note in your submission if you have any connections to the Pacific Northwest. Filmmakers who reside in King, Thurston, Kitsap or Pierce County will receive two (2) festival ticket vouchers just for submitting.
- Each entry must be accompanied with its own entry form and submission fee.
- Please do not submit works in progress. Further, instructional films, industrials, propaganda or promotional videos are not appropriate for submission.
- All submission requirements must be met no later than the deadline under which you’ve registered. If the submission 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.
- 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.


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, and the 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.

Entries to the Short Screenplay Competition will be reviewed by our pool of readers, with the strongest scripts receiving final readings by the Festival Director, who will then choose the winner with input from the pool of readers. The 1st place winner will receive a cash prize and 2 VIP passes to the 2017 DCFF. They will also receive a prize package from InkTip including:
InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you; InkTip Magazine: Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps. InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.


- All submitters will be notified of our official selections on or about July 5th, 2017.
- Should your film be selected, we want you to attend the festival! Please let us know if travel or lodging are expenses you can’t shoulder. While we can’t promise anything, we can guarantee that we will do whatever we can to help make these arrangements for you. Each accepted film will receive one (1) VIP pass (good for admission to all films and events for you plus one guest), ground transportation to/from the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, access to festival hangouts and hospitality areas, and festival swag.
- DCFF requests that all exhibition formats be received by August 8th. Blu-ray and digital files are the preferred formats.
- Films may be shown once or multiple times during the festival at various locations around Tacoma.
- Portions of your submitted material may be copied and used to promote your film. Upon acceptance, filmmakers grant DCFF the right to use clips and press materials for promotional purposes unless the filmmaker requests otherwise.
- You are responsible for shipping the exhibition copy of your film to the festival. DCFF will ship exhibition copies outbound with domestic ground shipping only. Non-ground or international shipping must be paid by you.