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The 15th annual Tallahassee Film Festival takes place September 2-3, 2023, at multiple venues downtown and in the Railroad Square arts district between FAMU and FSU. Each year, the festival offers a showcase for fresh discoveries of new and 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).

We’ve got 70 films and scores of attending filmmakers and industry talent packed into one weekend! Over a dozen feature films, and a bevy of shorts — all fresh from the festival circuit — running the gamut from beautiful to heartbreaking to funny to exciting to shocking to artistic, and then back again. This year, we are also pleased to announce our Artist Talk event with attending filmmaker, animator, and artist Leah Shore! Plus, we have partnered with the Sunshine State Biodiversity Group for a specially curated short film program called Environment in Focus.

More details about the 2023 Tallahassee Film Festival are being added daily. Stay tuned.

How to Attend In-Person – Buy a Pass Online!

The 2023 Festival features 70 films shown over a weekend with scores of visiting special guests. If you plan to attend more than one or two films, your best bet is to purchase a Festival pass. Passes can be purchased in advance online via the button below. If you purchase a pass online, it will be available to pick up at the box office will call line during the festival dates.

Purchase at the Door

You can also purchase 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 in-person only. Seating is first come first served.


The 2023 Festival will take place at multiple venues concentrated in and around the Gaines Street corridor and Railroad Square arts district.

Theater #1
Residence Inn & Suites
“The Seminole Room”

600 W Gaines Street

Theater #2
Cap City Video Lounge

636-1 Railroad Square

Theater #3
Hyatt House
“Gathering Room”

1100 Railroad Ave

Theater #4
Challenger Learning Center

200 S Duval Street

Theater #5
621 Gallery

650-3 Railroad Square


Join us for the Saturday Night Cyberpunk 621 Dance Party featuring live beats by Joe Kalicki and live video projections by filmmaker Dave Rodriguez and some late-night nosh. Cash bar. The party is free and open to the public. Doors open 10 PM at 621 Gallery, 650-3 Railroad Square (Theater #5). Appetizers available to festival pass holders.

Filmmaker Brunch

This year, our annual Sunday Filmmaker & VIP red carpet brunch and meet & greet will be hosted in the Challenger Learning Center IMAX Exhibit Hall and catered by Social Catering and Events. Enjoy food stations, an open bar with brunch tipples (mimosa and bloody mary bar), and try the “Hello Drankness” specialty cocktail sponsored by Social Catering and Events.

Sunday, Sept. 3, 11 AM to 1 PM

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 9/2/2022 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


All Festival screening venues listed above (except IMAX) 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.

Other Questions?

If you have other questions, read our FAQ, or contact us.

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