KC FilmFest International 2018
Movies On-Demand

directed by: jonathan bogarin, elan bogarin

306 Hollywood

When a brother and sister undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house, they embark on a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects that are left behind.

KC FilmFest International 2018 “Best Documentary Feature”

directed by: gregory bayne

6 Dynamic Laws for Success (in Life, Love & Money)

A man discovers a coded message in a self-help book that supposedly reveals the location of $2.4 million from a bank robbery gone bad. He soon learns that he’s also competing with others in a frantic quest to find the money.

directed by patrick rea

Belong to Us

An injured dog finds its way into the hearts of a family after escaping an underground dog-fighting ring.

KC FilmFest International 2018 “Best Heartland Narrative Feature”

directed by henry barrial


Skidding into middle-age, a stay-at-home dad must drive for an Uber-like rideshare company (DriverX) to help support his working wife and two young daughters. But low pay and wild LA nights put an even greater strain on his marriage.

directed by tadeo garcia

En Algun Lugar (A Place to Be)

Set against the background of a broken U.S. immigration system, En Algun Lugar is a love story between two young men, Abel & Diego. When tragedy strikes and Diego’s immigration status is revealed, Abel and Diego discover the power of love during uncertain times.

directed by tom beaver

Eric Blair and I

A conflicted young woman discovers inspiration, love and her own capacity for dissident thought while nurturing an obsessive interest in George Orwell.

directed by amy scott


Filmmaker Hal Ashby’s obsessive genius leads to an unprecedented string of Oscar-winning classics, including “Harold and Maude,” “Shampoo” and “Being There.” But as contemporaries Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg rise to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby’s uncompromising nature plays out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.

directed by sandra l. martin

How to Train Your Husband

A marriage therapist attempts to fix her own marriage by focusing on how to change her husband.

directed by laura vanzee taylor

I Am Maris: Portrait of a Young Yogi

Tormented by anxiety, depression, and a life-threatening eating disorder, a teenage girl copes with her buried emotions through yoga.

directed by r.d. womack ii

In this Gray Place

After a robbery gone wrong, Aaron – barricaded in a rest stop bathroom – faces down the police, hallucinations, and a grim secret.

directed by chusy

It All Begins with a Song

This is a film about one of the most important unknown forces in music: The Nashville Songwriter.

directed by dan youngman

Miracle in Manhattan

Narrated by Mike Rowe, “The Miracle in Manhattan” tells the true story of the greatest turnaround in college football history.

directed by scott haze


A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.

directed by georg joutras

Ocean of Grass

Ocean of Grass: Life on a Nebraska Sandhills Ranch is an experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch in a lyrical, timeless manner.

directed by alexandria bombach

On Her Shoulders

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

directed by catherine dudley-rose

Parallel Chords

A young violinist struggles to assert her individuality amidst the intense pressure of her pianist father, and the weight of her own musical ability.

directed by quinn costello, chris metzler, jeff springer

Rodents of Unusual Size

A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.

directed by craig remsburg

Smoke & Ribbons a DocQmentary

Smoke & Ribbons is a docQmentary featuring two competitive BBQ teams from the KC area, Burnt Finger BBQ and Social Smokers BBQ Squad, at the American Royal BBQ Competition.

directed by jonathan ignatius green

Socials Animals

A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwest girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts -a little love, acceptance and fame- and they’ll do just about anything to get it.

KC FilmFest International 2018 “Best Heartland Documentary Feature”

directed by ramaa mosley

Lost Child

An army veteran who returns home to the Ozarks finds an abandoned young boy in the woods, and as she searches for clues to the boy’s identity, discovers the local folklore about a spirit, which comes in the form of a child.

KC FilmFest International 2018 “Best Narrative Feature”

directed by petra biondina volpe

The Divine Order

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.

directed by jason reitman


A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

directed by lolo loren, patrick poe


There’s something not quite right about Tommy’s little brother Tyler, but no one else seems to see it. When Tommy’s parents leave him and his brother alone with a babysitter for the weekend, Tommy must call on the help of his best friend Sam to thwart the evil lurking in his house and save the world.

Kansas City FilmFest International