Downtown Tyler Film Festival is a celebration of storytelling through film in East Texas. We accept and show short films from all around the world, but we have a special fondness for local independent works.

About DTFF

Downtown Tyler Film Festival was founded in 2011 as a venue for encouraging local filmmakers to hone their craft and introducing local cinephiles to new storytellers. We care deeply about putting on a quality festival that caters to filmmakers and cinephiles alike. Our festival is laid back and film-focused. Viewings take place at the Liberty Hall Theater, with additional receptions and gatherings held around the square.

Liberty Hall photo by Matthew Hogan


"The Naked Leading the Blind" by Wim Vanacker

"The Naked Leading the Blind" by Wim Vanacker

And the winner WAs…

Visit our 2014 program page to see all the films that played DTFF 2014, then see who won what.

We need you

DTFF runs on the sweat, tears, and occasional blood of our volunteers. Contact us to see how you can help!