"Tallgrass is one of our favorite film festivals that we have been to throughout the whole festival circuit…"- Merete Meuller, Director, TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL
"This 'small' festival is the most exquisite I've attended: the quality of the films chosen; the warmth and depth of the genuine hospitality we experienced; and the passion of the organizers and their team was stunning." – Paul Saltzman, Director, THE LAST WHITE KNIGHT
"I can't express how great it was to come to Tallgrass…And I loved your programming, every single movie I saw was fantastic…the 35mm movies were especially wonderful to see…" – Jason Lapeyre, Director, I DECLARE WAR
The largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas, the 2013 Tallgrass Film Festival received more than 800 submissions and screened more than 180 films from 34 countries around the world including 52 features and 135 short films to an audience of 12,000+. More than 60 visiting filmmakers attended the festival from across North America and Tallgrass was named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2013 by MovieMaker Magazine.
A hallmark of the region’s cultural landscape and an internationally recognized, multi-day platform for world-class cinematic programming, the festival is a program of the Tallgrass Film Association, a 501(c)3 arts organization which fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film. Flavorwire calls Tallgrass one of the “Top-Ten Best Under-the-Radar Film Festivals” in America.
2013 festival highlights include BLACKFISH, THE HUNT, FAVOR, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE, WORM, BLUE CAPRICE, GOD LOVES UGANDA, I DECLARE WAR and FAR OUT ISN'T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY.
In addition to showcasing the best of independent cinema from around the globe including documentary, narrative, world cinema, animation, LGBT, retrospective and premiering films, the 12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival is specifically seeking films to feature in the following special programs and spotlights:
Tallgrass Film Festival will grant cash awards in the following categories:
Non-cash special recognition awards include:
Films should be submitted through Withoutabox.
Entries must be submitted on DVD (NTSC format) and will be screened in either 35 mm, HDCam DigiBeta, BluRay or DVD as a final presentation format. Entries should be sent to: 6505 East Central Avenue, Box #146, Wichita, KS, 67206. To submit a film, please visit www.withoutabox.com and follow official submission instructions.
Submissions from Kansas filmmakers for the Kansas Filmmaker Category, and Emerging Filmmakers for the Emerging Filmmaker Program will not require a submission fee, however, filmmakers must submit a valid Kansas address or a copy of a school ID, respectively, in order to submit for free. Students (older than 19 years of age) may submit feature films at a discounted rate with a valid copy of a school ID to qualify for reduced fee.
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