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The Tallahassee Film Festival prides itself on exceptional and unexpected programming. We believe film is an art form that has the ability to make changes not only in someone’s life, but in the world, and therefore we respect and nurture our selected filmmakers as artists with something important to say. We’ve created this Festival as a safe space for artists and filmmakers to share their work with an audience of both their peers and those who appreciate film.

The Tallahassee Film Festival held its inaugural event in May 2008. Since then, the Festival has brought groundbreaking films and filmmakers to Florida’s Capital City. We’ve showcased early work by Oscar-nominated director’s like Denis Villeneuve and Oscar-winning directors like Barry Jenkins and Bong Joon-Ho, before their later work was even nominated. We’ve premiered films from all over the world and from many of the most prestigious film festivals. Over the years, the Festival has become an international hub for filmmakers to network, party and share their work with like-minded and cinema-appreciative audiences.

Tallahassee Film Festival Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization in Tallahassee, Florida.

Our Mission

Through our annual festival we seek to present a celebration of arts and cinema that enriches audiences along with strengthening the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

An exceptional festival with a lot of heart – well attended, communicative and fantastically programmed.

Adrian Anderson, Filmmaker

Your years of such service to artists and fans is deeply appreciated!

Bill Davis, Festival-Goer

The Tallahassee Film Festival is amazing! The event really celebrates filmmakers and makes them feel special. The staff does an…

Chucha Barber, Producer

I highly recommend this festival.

Deva Palmier, Filmmaker

Simply a great festival! Communication was timely and personal and we received a kind welcome.

Diego Barraza, Filmmaker

We absolutely LOVED having our clients selected here!

Festival Formula, Ltd.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it in person – but the virtual presence was robust and extremely easy to…

Grace Sloan, Filmmaker

It’s wonderful having great films showing here in Tallahassee.

Haden Macbeth, Festival-Goer

Our experience with the 2021 Tallahassee Film Festival was second to none! Chris, Jennifer, and everyone else were incredibly hospitable,…

Jake Brown, Filmmaker

The Tallahassee Film Festival was absolutely wonderful! My team and I were very lucky to have been selected to screen…

John Forier, Filmmaker