The 2022 Tallahassee Film Festival takes place September 3-4 at multiple venues downtown and in the All Saints district between FAMU and FSU. Each year, the festival highlights prize-winners and audience favorites from major festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca, and offers a showcase for fresh discoveries of new, fiercely independent work – often with the filmmakers in attendance. Past years have included Denis Villeneuve (Dune), Bong Joon-ho (Parasite), Barry Jenkins (The Underground Railroad), Zoe Lister-Jones (The Craft Legacy), Joe Swanberg (Easy), Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope), Kat Candler (Queen Sugar), and Khalik Allah (Lemonade).
David Lynch’s 1997 hallucinogenic neo-noir Lost Highway will be the special event screening as the Tallahassee Film Festival returns to local screens Labor Day Weekend, September 3-4, 2022. The new 4k digital restoration of the mind-bending mystery will show at the IMAX theater in downtown’s Challenger Learning Center on Sunday, Sept. 4 with an extra special goodie beforehand.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got 50+ films packed into one weekend! 13 feature films, and one secret screening, all fresh from the festival circuit and running the gamut from beautiful to heartbreaking to funny to exciting to shocking to artistic, and then back again. When you get tired of the features, jump over the 5 different shorts programs we have curated for you, including a special Tallahassee-inspired block of doc shorts, we’re calling “Brew the Right Thing.”
With over 25 attending filmmakers, there’ll be plenty of excellent post-film discussions and opportunities for networking. Saturday night we’re having a 1970s Italian horror film inspired dance party, called “Giallo Disco” at The Bark, and Sunday morning we’re having our annual Filmmaker & VIP Brunch at Charlie Park on the rooftop of the AC Hotel. There will also be a pop-up on Saturday from Ology Coffee Co. at the start of the fest, to get you going for a day of movies and fun!
Films & Schedule
How to Attend In-Person – Buy a Pass!
The 2022 Festival features over 50 films shown over a weekend. If you plan to attend more than one or two films, your best bet is to purchase a Festival pass. All-Access passes pre-orders have ended. Passes are now only available to purchase at the door the day of the show. VIP passes are sold out.
Purchase at the Door
You can still purchase All-Access passes at the door. If you just want to see one film, you can purchase individual tickets to screenings in-person on the day of the event at the door. Visit one of our festival venues to purchase in-person. We accept cash, card, and contactless payments; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, G Pay, CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal. Student and senior discounts of 5% are available on in-person transactions only.
The 2022 Festival will take place at multiple venues concentrated in and around the Gaines Street corridor.
Residence Inn & Suites
“The Seminole Room”
600 W Gaines Street
Cap City Video Lounge
636-1 Railroad Square
1100 Railroad Ave
Challenger Learning Center
200 S Duval Street
This year, the Saturday Night party will take place at The Bark at 507 All Saints Street, Tallahassee, Florida. The party will begin around 10 PM, and the taco bar buffet will be open to all festival pass holders.
801 South Gadsden Street
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Charlie Park is a rooftop lounge located at the AC Hotel at Cascades Park. Parking is available on the street and around Cascades Park District. Check out this map if you are unfamiliar with this area. Paid parking is also available in the garage across from the hotel on South Gadsden. Valet parking is also available through the AC Hotel Parking Garage off South Gadsden Street for $10 for three hours. The entrance to Charlie Park is on the ground floor, just before, and separate from the hotel’s main entrance. A hostess will guide you up to the rooftop via elevator.
Where to Pick Up Your Passes & Tickets
Individual tickets to feature films & shorts programs can be purchased at the door. Passes or tickets purchased online can be picked up:
Saturday 9/3/2022 between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM at:
Theater #1 – Residence Inn by Marriott Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol
”The Seminole Room”
600 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Sunday 9/4 /2022 as early as 1:00 PM at:
Theater #2 – Cap City Video Lounge
636-1 Railroad Square
Tallahassee, FL 32310
*Times and venues may be subject to change.
All Festival screening venues listed above are within a six block walking distance (or less in some cases)! Park your car at Railroad Square Arts District and you will be within minutes of walking distance from plenty of food options, hotels, and all of the films.
If you don’t feel like walking, hail a ride from the fine folks at Cap City Pedicabs and they can get you where you want to be in the area.
A TFF Sunday Brunch Stroll
The only venue this year outside of this six block walking radius is the Sunday VIP brunch at Charlie Park. Plenty of street parking is available at Charlie Park, which is in the Cascades Park District; or, park at Railroad Square and walk the beautiful one mile trek down the paved Capital Cascades Trail starting on FAMU Way (it’s about a 23-minute stroll). A map with a few different routes is available for you below.