Importance of Short Film Panel Discussion

January 26, 2018 5:30pm at the Challenger Learning Center

Tallahassee, FL: Today, Tally Shorts Film Festival, a local short film festival, proudly announces a panel discussion, entitled The Importance of Short Films that will focus on why short films are important, how they affect filmmaking and filmmakers, and how filmmakers can get the most of their short film. This panel discussion will be on Friday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Panelists include:

  • Reb Braddock – Dean of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts

  • Valerie Scoon – Former executive of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films

  • Chip Chalmers – Director of Star Trek the Next Generation, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place

  • Kenneth Jones – Independent filmmaker and Associate Professor at FAMU school of Journalism and graphic arts

  • Neil Butler – Independent filmmaker and director of the film Lewis & Klarq shot here in North Florida

This event will be free for all student with a valid student ID.  More info can be found at

We’d like to thank Haggai Construction and Management for making the free refreshments possible.

About Tally Shorts Film Festival: Embracing the medium of short film, Tally Shorts Film Festival is excited to bring a truly unique and independent cinema experience to North Florida with the goal of increasing community awareness and support for film as a cultural and economic asset. In addition to showcasing cinema from around the world, Tally Shorts is dedicated to preserving, nurturing and cultivating local filmmakers by providing an avenue to network, showcase and discuss all aspects of film. Learn more at