2018 Press Release


6th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival
January 26 & 27, 2018

Tallahassee, FL: Tally Shorts, a local shorts film festival, proudly announces the 6th annual Tally Shorts Film Festival. The festival will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, and continue all day on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Challenger Learning Center in downtown Tallahassee, Fla.

382 short films were submitted to this year’s festival. The Film Review Committee has chosen the best 89 short films to screen at the festival. The festival will feature short films from all over the world, including several from local filmmakers here in Tallahassee. Tally Shorts will be showing films of all genres including documentary, animation, drama, comedy and horror films. Several filmmakers will be in attendance to support their films and discuss their craft.

Tally Shorts is proud to announce our first ever panel discussion, entitled The Importance of Short Films. This panel discussion will be on Friday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. In addition, attendees can enjoy networking and learning opportunities at the Filmmaker Meet & Greet, Q&A panels, After Parties and a free Kids event.

An All Fest Pass costs $22 and provides access to all film blocks, the panel discussion, meet & greet and after parties. Tickets can be purchased onsite or online at TallyShorts.com.
The full festival schedule, along with film synopses and film trailers, can be found online at TallyShorts.com.
Awards will be given to the best films, as judged by a panel of industry experts, and announced at the After Party on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m. at the Wilbury on Gaines Street. In addition, there will be an Audience Choice award presented, which is decided based on polls completed by audience members during the festival.

We’d like to thank Tallahassee Magazine, Florida League of Cities, and all of our sponsors for making this year possible.

About Tally Shorts: Embracing the medium of short film, Tally Shorts Film Festival is excited to bring a truly unique and independent cinema experience to North Florida with the goal of increasing community awareness and support for film as a cultural and economic asset. In addition to showcasing cinema from around the world, Tally Shorts is dedicated to preserving, nurturing and cultivating local filmmakers by providing an avenue to network, showcase and discuss all aspects of film. Learn more at TallyShorts.com.