Kansas City FilmFest

Kansas City FilmFest

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Kansas City,
Start Month: April


Description

The Kansas City FilmFest unites educational, cultural and film organizations in a celebration of independent filmmaking. Each year the festival builds on its tradition of bringing inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining films to Kansas City audiences and offers opportunities for artists and filmmakers to network, and develop their craft and art. KCFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival so they can have the opportunity to interact and engage with our great Kansas City audiences!


Submission Requirements:

The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition. A completed entry through FilmFreeway will be accepted as acknowledgment of the entrant having done so. Entries must have been completed no later than September 1, 2015. All films must be in English or subtitled in English. You agree to provide the festival a digital upload for exhibition, or copy of the entry in DVD, flash drive or DCP. It must be received no later than March 10, 2017 so we can build the program reels. If you are mailing an exhibition copy, you are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Kansas City FilmFest.

Submission Deadline: October



Fees:

Narrative Short ($500 prize)

-Narrative Feature ($1000 prize)

-Documentary Feature ($1000 prize)

-Documentary Short ($500 prize)

-Heartland Student Short($500)

-Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature (is voted on during the festival by audiences)

-Audience Choice Award for Documentary Feature (is voted on during the festival by audiences)

-Heartland Filmmaker Award- May be awarded by Programming for an outstanding feature if the filmmaker currently resides in Missouri or Kansas, was born in Missouri or Kansas, or the film was shot in Missouri or Kansas.

KCWIFT & KCFF Short Screenplay Contest
• BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY by a female writer or an all-female co-writing team: $1,000 Grand Prize
• BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST (female and male writers and writing teams are eligible): $500 Cash Prize
• BEST HEARTLAND SHORT SCREENPLAY (Best Short Screenplay and Best Female Protagonist entrants who currently live in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa are eligible): $250 Cash Prize
• AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (all finalists are eligible): $100 Cash Prize
• FINALISTS: A festival pass to the 2017 Kansas City FilmFest and a staged reading of finalists’ screenplays in selected categories during the festival.

Awards / Prizes:

Narrative Short ($500 prize)

-Narrative Feature ($1000 prize)

-Documentary Feature ($1000 prize)

-Documentary Short ($500 prize)

-Heartland Student Short($500)

-Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature (is voted on during the festival by audiences)

-Audience Choice Award for Documentary Feature (is voted on during the festival by audiences)

-Heartland Filmmaker Award- May be awarded by Programming for an outstanding feature if the filmmaker currently resides in Missouri or Kansas, was born in Missouri or Kansas, or the film was shot in Missouri or Kansas.

KCWIFT & KCFF Short Screenplay Contest
• BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY by a female writer or an all-female co-writing team: $1,000 Grand Prize
• BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST (female and male writers and writing teams are eligible): $500 Cash Prize
• BEST HEARTLAND SHORT SCREENPLAY (Best Short Screenplay and Best Female Protagonist entrants who currently live in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa are eligible): $250 Cash Prize
• AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (all finalists are eligible): $100 Cash Prize
• FINALISTS: A festival pass to the 2017 Kansas City FilmFest and a staged reading of finalists’ screenplays in selected categories during the festival.

Contact: info@kcfilmfest.org

Website: http://kcfilmfest.org/

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