Contact Us

Downtown Tyler Film Festival Kicks Off Sept. 25

Did you know that Tyler has its very own film festival? What started as a small Short Film Festival two years ago has blossomed into an event that draws films from around the world.

The first Downtown Tyler Film Festival featured only short comedic films from Texas made in 2011. Last year the show expanded to include international films, and this year promises to exceed expectations once again.

The daily pass for Wednesday through Friday is only $5; the Saturday night “Best of the Fest,” which includes food and drinks at the pre- and post-party is $15; or you can buy the Producer’s all-access pass for only $25.

The Festival nights are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.: Films Made in the USA
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.: Home-Grown Texas Films
  • Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.: Foreign Film Night
  • Donation Matinee – Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.: Student and Art Films
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.: The Best of the Fest

The DTFF has expanded this year to include a matinee that will feature art and student films for donations only,in addition to educational workshops. The workshops which will be offered at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin on Saturday, Sept. 28, explore different aspects of filmaking.

Films have been submitted from all over the world including; Tyler, Kentucky, New York, Alabama, L.A., England, Cuba, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium and more. However, it may surprise you to discover that some of the top contenders were actually made right here in Tyler.

“One of the main reasons we have a short film festival is to promote local talent,” said Chairman Chris Abraham. “First-time filmmakers can’t afford to shoot an hour-long movie, but they can make a 10-minute film. We’ve even shown films that were shot on mobile phones.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.TylerFilmFest.com or like us on Facebook. All evening showings are recommended for ages 18 and older.

 

More from Classic Rock 96.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://classicrock961.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Classic Rock 96.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Classic Rock 96.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!