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About

The Tallahassee Film Festival held its inaugural event in May 2008. An impressive 65 film screenings, educational seminars, competitions for emerging filmmakers and an engaged community made the first year a huge success. A highlight was the award-winning Rickards High School Marching Band playing pieces from the Star Wars score to acknowledge Richard Portman with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

As the years progressed, the Tallahassee Film Festival attracted even greater films, filmmakers, and raised the bar on the excellence of the presenters and screenings. We’ve showcased films by Oscar winning directors — before they were Oscar winners! We’ve premiered films from all over the world and from many of the most prestigious film festivals.

Tallahassee Film Festival Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization in Tallahassee, Florida. Be on the lookout for our next annual festival in March 2018!

Board of Directors

Chris Faupel – Board Chair & Creative Director
Steve Dollar – Artistic Director
Jenna Lockwood – Festival Director
Bill Sittig, CPA – Treasurer

Festival Team

Jennifer Ventura – Operations Manager
Danielle Holbrook – Marketing Director
Elizabeth Sloan – Festival Coordinator
Sarah Shelton – Festival Coordinator


Our Mission

Through our annual festival and year-round slate of cultural events, we seek to present a world-class celebration of the arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.