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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

Short & Feature Filmmakers (Many additional local and regional filmmakers will attend.)

  • Oakley Anderson-Moore, Brave New Wild
  • Kasi Brown, Gone Doggy Gone
  • Jack Byran, The Living
  • Nick Connell, Little Kitty in the Big City
  • John Diaz, Five Star
  • Laura DuBois, The Living
  • Tyler Emerson, Oklahoma
  • Sarah George, Dwayne's Photo
  • Anthony Grippa, Half Brother
  • Mye Hoang, Man From Reno
  • Jodi Jullian, Hoover Road
  • Emily Kassie, I Married My Family's Killer
  • John R. Kitch, Drive-Ins Driven Out?
  • Shane Konicki & DTTW Team, Copy Cat
  • Theo Love, Little Hope Was Arson
  • Brent Lubbert, Growing Cities
  • David McGowan, The Struggle of Libations
  • Ethan Minsker, Self Medicated: A Film About Art
  • Erin Mullally, The Struggle of Libations
  • Chance Mullen, Sun Belt Express
  • Andrew Napier, Before I Disappear & Mad As Hell
  • Alex Orr, A is for Alex
  • Damien Patrik, Directors on Directing
  • Zak Piper, Life Itself
  • Rod Pocowatchit, Burden of Being
  • Patrick Rea, Counter Parts & Good Conduct
  • Emily Railsback, 6th Stage of Sugar
  • Shawn Rhodes, Hoover Road
  • Shane Ricketts, Hoover Road
  • Clela Rorex, Limited Partnership
  • Charlie Sadoff, The Life & Mind of Mark DeFriest
  • Don Scime, The David Dance
  • Ed Shank, Cowboys
  • Jon Michael Shink, We Are The Ones
  • Michael Skinner, We Are The Ones
  • John Snyder, The Living
  • James Spione, Silenced
  • Peggy Steffans Sarno, A Life in Dirty Movies
  • Dwayne Steinie, Dwayne's Photo
  • Bryan Storkel, Fight Church
  • Josh Tate, Love Land
  • Chuti Tiu, Pretty Rosebud
  • Conrad Weaver, Great American Wheat Harvest
  • Jesse Well, I Married My Family's Killer
  • Scott Welsh, Hoover Road
  • 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