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Support Us

“Local art-driven events like the Tallgrass Film Festival not only have a positive impact on Wichita’s economy but also add to the quality of life in this city.”
- Robert Redford

Are you a film enthusiast?

For 15 years, TFA has been creating communal experiences around the international medium of film. TFA’s programming is made possible by generous gifts from our community. Your tax-deductible contributions allow us to present our three core programs including Year-Round Special Events, Cinematic Education and the Tallgrass Film Festival.

When Wichita-native Timothy Gruver founded the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2003 his vision was to celebrate film the cultural phenomenon of movie-going. 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 has been named as the "Top Film Festivals Worth the Submission" for three years in a row, 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.

*You may also mail a check to Tallgrass Film Association, 6505 E. Central, #146, Wichita, KS 67206 or bring your donation to any TFA Box Office