7th Annual Tally Shorts Film Festival

January 25-26, 2019

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.

The Event

The Festival starts Friday evening with our Opening Night screening – a selection of this year’s films spanning all genres. Saturday is packed with films shown simultaneously on two screens. Our screenings are organized into “blocks” – films we think go together. Blocks are approximately 60 minutes long, with a 20 minute break in-between.

Friday afternoon typically includes an Educational Panel.  Before the films start on Saturday morning, we have a Meet-And-Greet with filmmakers whose films are screening at the Festival. Many of our film blocks include a Q&A session with visiting filmmakers.

After the Opening Night film, join us for our Opening Night Party.  After the last film on Saturday, plan on attending our Awards Ceremony Party.

All films, educational events, and parties are open to All-Fest Pass holders.  Purchase your All-Fest pass here.


The primary venue for Tally Shorts is the Challenger Learning Center’s 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


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


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 program committee is scouring the hundreds of hours of films, 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.

Film Schedule coming soon! To be notified when the schedule is announced, sign up for our mailing list.


Take advantage of our Early Bird sale on and get your all fest pass for only $18!

Buy an All Fest Pass

An All Fest pass give you access to all films , educational events, after parties and the filmmaker Meet & Greet.

All Fest Passes are more expensive day of Festival.

Tickets to a single block of films can be purchased at the Festival.

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