Audience Award Winners!
Congratulations to all of this year's official selections and visiting (and non-visiting) filmmakers. Thank you for making the 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival such a wonderful and memorable experience for Wichita audiences.
We'd especially like to congratulate the following films and filmmakers for their achievements, including the txtwrks Audience Award winning films, the Golden Strands Programming Awards, and the Best Kansas and Emerging filmmaker films.
Txtwrks Audience Awards - Winners receives $1,000 cash prize
Short Film: CATAPLEXY, Directed by John Salcido
Golden Strands Programming Awards - awarded by Tallgrass Programming Directors for Outstanding Documentary and Fiction Feature
Narrative: THE DAY I SAW YOUR HEART, Directed Jennifer Devoldère
Documentary: YEAR OF THE LIVING DEAD, Directed by Rob Kuhns
Special Acting Recognition: Robert Carlyle, CALIFORNIA SOLO
Kansas & Emerging Filmmaker Winning Shorts (awarded by Tallgrass Programming Directors)
Kansas Filmmaker: HOUSE OF MONSTERS, Director Dawn Brown
Sold Out Crowd for STORY OF LUKE
The audience packed into the Scottish Rite Theater for a sold out screening of THE STORY OF LUKE, at the Velvet Rooster Centerpiece Gala. Director Alonso Mayo and star Lou Taylor Pucci were in attendance. The Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race winning film RE-UP also screened tonight.
First Filmmaker Panel: Behind The Scenes
We learned lots of fun behind-the-scenes trivia at the first Wichita Film Commission Filmmaker Panel. What a great and varied group of filmmakers we have in attendance this year. Thank you for partcipating and to our great moderator, KMUW's Fletcher Powell.
Korinna Sehringer, Fletcher Powell, Rob Kuhns, Yvette Johnson, Neil Berkeley, Andrew Silver, Cassie Jaye, Mark Hall, Chris Metzler.
Opening Night Gala: U.S. Premiere of PABLO
We had an amazing time at the Fidelity Bank Opening Night Gala with guests PABLO filmmakers Jeremy Goldscheider (Producer), Marcela Perdomo (Art Director/Animator), and Freddy Morales (Art Director/Animator), AND a special Skype visit from Pablo Ferro himself!
Skype with Pablo Ferro
We were lucky enough to have THE legendary Pablo Ferro join us via skype last night for the Q&A after the US Premiere of PABLO. What a colorful character and a stubbornly independent hero!
PABLO is the Man!
The 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival kicked off with a lovely reception at Botanica and more than 400 people showing up for the US Premiere of PABLO, which was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and a live skype with the man himself. There couldn’t have been a more stubbornly independent way to kick off this year’s festival.
Jeremy Goldscheider, Marcela Perdomo and Freddy Morales of PABLO.
Mark Hall & Lee Gillentine on B98 this morning
Karaoke with the Filmmakers Oct. 17
We kicked off Tallgrass X with a little singin' and dancin' at our official festival hotel, Hotel at Waterwalk Wednesday night!
June 4, 5 & 6: Smallgrass at River Festival, Family Film Programming at Exploration PlaceMORE ›
June 13: King Kong (1933) at the Orpheum Theatre
June 14: Tunes & Tallgrass on the Terrace at WAM w/ THE ENDLESS SUMMER.
July 13 & 14: American Indian Festival Film Contest, 3rd annual American Indian Festival at Century II