6th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival

January 26 & 27, 2018

Planning to attend the 6th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival? Excellent! The Tally Shorts Film Festival takes place in scenic downtown Tallahassee, the capital of Florida. We are surrounded by nature, close to national forests and only a short drive from beautiful beaches. In addition, downtown Tallahassee offers historic sights, museums and a vibrant nightlife all within walking distance of The Tally Shorts Film Festival. Tallahassee is home to a wide range of free and low cost options to help make your visit a memorable experience. For more on what to do during your visit, check out our good friends over at Visit Tallahassee.


We are proud to announce that the magnificent DoubleTree by Hilton is our premiere hotel. To get to the the theater from the DoubleTree it is just a short walk through beautiful downtown Tallahassee! There are also plenty of restaurants, night-life, historic sights, and museums within walking distance of the hotel. The DoubleTree is without a doubt, the best place to stay in Tallahassee!

contact Patty Backes at Patty@tallyshorts.com for special rate codes for all Tally Shorts attendees at the DoubleTree.

Book Your Stay

Double Tree by Hilton
101 South Adams Street, Tallahassee,Florida

Other hotel options near 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


Over 350 films were submitted to us from all over the world. While we loved them all, in the end we had to narrow it down to 89 short films from over 15 different countries. We have comedies, dramas, horrors, thrillers, animations, documentaries and even some experimental films. There is something for everyone! And that’s not all, you can also enjoy a panel discussion, filmmaker meet & greet, a kids event and after parties. View the Full Schedule


Take advantage of our special early bird sale on and get your all fest pass for only $20!

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 $22 on the day of the festival.

Entrance to the opening night group of films will be $10 at the door. Individual blocks on Saturday can be purchased on the day of the festival for $8.

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