7th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival

Festival Dates Coming Soon, Stay Tuned!

Plan on attending the 7th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival? Excellent! The Tally Shorts Film Festival takes place in scenic downtown Tallahassee, the capital of Florida. Tallahassee is home to a wide range of free and low cost options to help make your visit memorable. We are surrounded by nature, only a short drive from beautiful beaches and enjoy a vibrant night life. For more on what to do during your visit, check out our good friends over at Visit Tallahassee.


There are plenty of lodging options both city wide and in downtown Tallahassee, near our venue. Here are our top recommendations that are just a short walk to the theater.

Four Points by Sheraton, Tallahassee Downtown
316 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Aloft, Tallahassee Downtown
200 N Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Residence Inn by Marriott
600 W Gaines St
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Challenger Learning Center

The primary venue for Tally Shorts is the Challenger Learning Center Downtown Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium. It is a 50-foot, high-definition theater with a 20,600-watt Dolby 5.1 surround sound system and state-of-the-art projectors that seats 128.

Challenger Learning Center’s Digital Dome
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Kleman Parking Garage is the closest public parking garage to the Challenger Learning Center. Entrances to the Kleman Parking Garage are located on South Duval and South Bronough Streets. Parking all day on a weekend is only $1.00.
Additional parking is available at metered street spots and other public lots located throughout downtown.

Films & Tickets


Our volunteer programs are currently scouring the hundreds of hours of film submitted, in order to bring you the very best cinema from around the world. As soon as we have chosen the final films we will announce and post the schedule. To be notified as soon as the schedule is posted, sign up for our mailing list.


Take advantage of our special early bird sale on and get your all fest pass for only $15!

Buy an All Fest Pass

An all fest pass will gain you entrance to every Tally Shorts Film Festival event including the Kids films, all short film blocks, education panel, after parties and the filmmaker meet & greet.

All Fest Passes will cost $20 on the day of the festival.

Individual blocks can be purchased on the day of the festival for $6.

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