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


Our 2018 Sponsors

We absolutely could not put on this festival without the financial support of our sponsors, donors, and partners.

Thank you!



Wondering what's going to play? Check the 2018 schedule.

Photo from "Here Comes the Neighborhood" by Michael Charron

Photo from "Here Comes the Neighborhood" by Michael Charron


Coming from out of town? Find information on getting to and staying in Tyler on our Visiting page.