Congratulations KCFFI 2022 Award Winners !

Best Heartland College Student Short sponsored by Java Monster

CHICKEN directed by Blake Thorne

Best Heartland Narrative Short 

SHiFT directed by Chad Crenshaw & Davis DeRock

Fred Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

MILLENNIAL WITH A CANE directed by L. Tanner Smith

Best Narrative Short sponsored by Java Monster

WUHAN DRIVER directed by Tiger Ji

Best Narrative Comedy Short sponsored by Java Monster

JOHNNY THE DIME directed by Joseph Blake Menzel

Best Heartland Documentary Short 

LOVE, BARBRA directed by Brydie O’Connor

Best Documentary Short sponsored by Java Monster

RAT TAIL directed by Chad Sogas

Rick Cowan Award for Best Cinematic Heartland Film Locations

Sponsored by Kansas City Film Office 

CHICKEN AND ROSES  directed by Joni Mitchell

Best Heartland Documentary Feature  

HERE. IS. BETTER directed by Jack Youngleson

Best Documentary Feature  sponsored by Java Monster

REZ METAL directed by Ashkan Soltani Stone

Best World Cinema Feature

SWEET DISASTER directed by a Laura Lehmus

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film

Katherine Waddell  in BALLOON ANIMAL

Best Actor in a Documentary Feature Film

Leonard Searcy  in 39 SECONDS

Best Heartland Narrative Feature

ALMOST MAYBE SORTA 
directed by Lolo Lauren & Patrick Poe

Best Narrative Feature sponsored by Java Monster

THE BIG BEND directed by Brett Wagner

SPECIAL EVENTS

KCFFI 2022 OPENING-NIGHT RECEPTION KCFFI FILMMAKERS LOUNGE

Monday, April 25, 5:00-6:30PM

Join us to celebrate being together again to watch movies on the big screen! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks courtesy of Holladay Distillery & Crane Brewing

Gold Pass, Director Pass or Blue Filmmaker Pass required to attend. The other passes are for filmmakers in the fest

Filmmakers Lounge located in Atrium area of Ward Parkway in front of AMC Theatre

MISSOURI STORIES PRODUCTOIN LAB
SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE & PANEL

Tuesday, April 26
Reception 6-7PM, Movie screening begins at 7PM

See BOYMOM written by two Kansas Citians, Michelle Davidson & Jeffrey Field, based on their winning feature film script, No Man’s Land. Filmed in Kansas City in October 2021 with the support of the KC Film Office. LIGHTS, written by Columbia native, Meg Phillips Crespy based on her winning TV pilot script, Flyover, and filmed in Columbia in December in partnership with Vidwest Studios.

Gold Pass, Director Pass or Blue Filmmaker Pass required to attend. The other passes are for filmmakers in the fest

Filmmakers Lounge located in Atrium area of Ward Parkway in front of AMC Theatre

KC Film Office Filmmakers Meet & Greet

Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-6:30PM

Filmmakers from the KC Metro, the nation and around the world are have attended KCFFI with their films. This is a great chance to meet them and for filmmakers to meet each other. 
Hosted by the Kansas City Film Office

Gold Pass, Director Pass or Blue Filmmaker Pass required to attend.

Filmmakers Lounge located in Atrium area of Ward Parkway in front of AMC Theatre

“STAND WITH UKRAINE : THE GUIDE,”
BOX OFFICE PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO UKRAINIAN RELIEF EFFORT

Wednesday, April 27, 6:30PM

All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Ukraine for humanitarian relief. Post film discussion led by KU Professor, Vitaly Chernetsky, a leading specialist on Ukrainian cinema, to talk about this film, its place in recent Ukrainian film history, and broader contexts.

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Fred Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

MILLENNIAL WITH A CANE directed by L. Tanner Smith

Fred Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

MILLENNIAL WITH A CANE directed by L. Tanner Smith

Fred Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

MILLENNIAL WITH A CANE directed by L. Tanner Smith

Fred Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

MILLENNIAL WITH A CANE directed by L. Tanner Smith

Fred Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

MILLENNIAL WITH A CANE directed by L. Tanner Smith