2012 Award Winning Films
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
Narrative: FRIENDS, Directed by Bunee Tomlinson
Documentary: OPENING LEVITTOWN: MOVING THE FIRST BLACK FAMILY INTO AMERICA'S SECOND SUBURB, Directed by Molly Nemer
Tallgrass offers several awards, given to official selections of the festival, as part of the Closing Night Gala. The Audience Award films are voted on by our festival-goers and the juried awards are given by our Programming Committee.
Audience/Cash Awards: Sponsored by Txtwrks, we encourage you to go green and vote for each film via text message (keywords available on website and official festival program). Paper ballots will still be available upon request!
Special recognition awards include:
Special Distinction Awards