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Visting Filmmakers & Guests

Each year, scores of visiting filmmakers from around the world and the Heartland descend on the city to present their independent films to Wichita audiences.

Visiting filmmakers participate in Q&A's after their films, filmmaker panels, and festival VIP events.

We encourage filmmakers with films in the festival, and those without, to attend. For information about accomodation discounts for festival attendees and filmmaker passes please email our Hospitality Director. 

2013 Filmmakers Blayne Weaver (Favor) Mark Covino (A Band Called Death) Alofonso Mayo and James Leffler (Forev.)

2014 Filmmakers & Special Guests Scheduled to Attend

Feature Filmmakers

  • Kasi Brown, Gone Doggy Gone
  • Jack Byran, The Living
  • John Diaz, Five Star
  • Laura DuBois, The Living
  • Anthony Grippa, Half Brother
  • Gabriel London, The Life and Mind of Mark Defriest
  • Theo Love, Little Hope Was Arson
  • Brent Lubbert, Growing Cities
  • Ethan Minsker, Self Medicated
  • Chance Mullen, Sunbelt Express
  • Andrew Napier, Before I Disappear & Mad As Hell
  • Alex Orr, A is for Alex
  • Zak Piper, Life Itself
  • Clela Rorex, Limited Partnership
  • Don Scimer, The David Dance
  • John Snyder, The Living
  • James Spione, Silenced
  • Bryan Storkel, Fight Church
  • Josh Tate, Love Land
  • Chuti Tiu, Pretty Rosebud
  • Don Scime, The David Dance
  • Peggy Steffans Sarno, A Life in Dirty Movies
  • John Wildman, Ladies of the House


  • Andrea Allen, Director of Production, Vimeo
  • Jason Bailey, Flavorwire Film Editor
  • Mark Covino, Filmmaker (A Band Called Death), Filmmaker Lab Instructor
  • Brian Flanagan, Senior Director, In-Theatre Marketing, Roadside Attractions
  • Jenny Jacobi, Project Manager, Drafthouse Media
  • Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner, Monterey Media
  • Stephen Prince, Film Historian/Kurosawa Scholar
  • Blayne Weaver, Filmmaker (Favor), Filmmaker Lab Instructor