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2023 Tyler Film Festival Open for Entries


Ready, set, action! The Tyler Film Festival (DTFF) is pleased to announce the 2023 online submission cycle will open on Oct. 1, 2022! Filmmakers can submit their entry online at Tyler Film Fest – FilmFreeway.

A celebration of storytelling through film, DTFF has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world. Representatives from eight different countries have been accepted into past festivals, including England, Spain and Iran. The festival also seeks to grow local independent filmmaking and encourages Texas, and especially East Texas, filmmakers to submit their work.

“I am honored to be the director of the 2023 Tyler Film Festival, and I can’t wait to see our filmmakers and moviegoers in person again after such a long break due to COVID,” said Craig O’Daniel, festival director. “There’s nothing better than watching what someone poured their heart and soul into up on the big screen!”

TFF is a short film festival and entries must be 15 minutes or less to qualify. Films can be narrative or documentary, of any genre, but must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2020, and should be suitable for a general audience. The top short films from each night will be re-shown in the “Best of the Fest” screening on Saturday night. Contest winners will be announced and will receive cash prizes. Candidates may only submit to one category.

The Festival will be held at Liberty Hall, 103. E. Erwin St. on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 to Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. Tickets will be available for purchase at or at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St. at a later date. Also, tickets will be available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box-office on the nights of the event (if not sold-out).

More information is available at Tyler Film Fest – FilmFreeway or by following Tyler Film Fest on Facebook. Any inquiries should be made to Liberty Hall at (903) 595-7274.

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