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"I think what you have built with Tallgrass in Wichita -- few cities have what you do in a film festival." Zak Piper, Producer, LIFE ITSELF

Are you a film enthusiast? There are several ways that you can support the Tallgrass Film Association:

  • Donate online today
  • Mail a check to Tallgrass Film Association, 6505 E. Central, #146, Wichita, KS 67206
  • Bring your donation in person to the box office at any TFA event.
  • Become a volunteer
  • Become a cash or inkind sponsor
  • Become a TFA Member

When Timothy Gruver founded the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2003 his vision was to celebrate film as a communal experience. He recognized that the people of Wichita would create the audiences required for this city to have a world class film festival of its own. Today the Tallgrass Film Festival is a world-reknowned event and was named one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker Magazine.

We believe that independent film provides an exceptional platform to tell stories that are entertaining and need to be told, and we’ve seen these stories connect our community time and again over the last twelve years. Through the film festival, educational opportunities and partnerships with fellow organizations like Exploration Place, Wichita Art Museum, Botanica and Music Theatre Wichita, to name just a few, TFA strives to enrich our city’s cultural landscape.

TFA is a non-profit 501(C)(3) arts organization that relies on the support of sponsorship and individual giving – in fact, the majority of our funding is donated by those who recognize the value of supporting and sustaining the arts throughout the region. You all have an active stake in the past and future success of the Tallgrass Film Festival and the future of independent filmmaking in Kansas.

Please consider supporting the Tallgrass Film Association by purchasing a membership, a private screening for your friends or colleagues or a donation. TFA’s programming is made possible by generous gifts from our community. We thank our supporters for every dollar that is generated, from individual donors to corporate underwriters to the movie-going public. Our sincere thanks to all for the enthusiastic and generous support of our mission.

Your tax-deductible contributions allow us to continue bringing the best of independent cinema from around the world to Wichita.

“I love Tallgrass and want an excuse to be there every year...so I will keep making films, I guess…Tallgrass is one of my favorite film festivals. It's so rare to get a festival that is so supportive and that brings together an entire community. Great screenings, supportive audiences, wonderful parties, the best people and the sense that the whole city of Wichita is a part of the festival.” – Ishai Setton, Director, THE KITCHEN