Kansas City FilmFest 2018 Awards


Best Heartland High School Student Short
The Goddaughter, directed by Jared Goudsmit


Best Heartland College Student Short
Pussy Willows, directed by Tommy Regan


Best Heartland Narrative Short
Bridge, directed by Jem Moore


Best Narrative Short
Our Barrio, directed by Ryan Casselman


The Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award Winners:

Tiger Ji, director of Pluto
Tommy Regan, director of Pussy Willows


Best Heartland Documentary Short
Forty-Five: The Search for Soul, directed by Anthony Ladesich


Best Documentary Short
True Love in Pueblo Textil, directed by Horatio Baltz


Best Heartland Documentary Feature
Social Animals, directed by Jonathan Ignatius Green


Best Documentary Feature
306 Hollywood, directed by Elan Bogarín & Jonathan Bogarín


Best World Cinema Feature Narrative
The Final Blade, directed by Willie Ying


Best Heartland Narrative Feature
Belong To Us, directed by Patrick Rea


Best Narrative Feature
Tatterdemalion, directed by Ramaa Mosley

The Kansas City Filmfest is:

  • Presented by the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.

  • Celebrating its 23rd year April 10-14, 2019 and a juried film festival featuring more than 100 local, regional, national and international films, held in April each year.

  • Opening its Call for Entries early August.
  • An opportunity for filmmakers to win recognition. From second-graders to professionals, filmmakers have the chance to show their work to real audiences and to compete in their respective categories. More than $200,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded since 1997.

  • A chance to meet and learn from successful filmmakers who come to Kansas City to judge the FilmFest entries and speak. Throughout its history, Kansas City FilmFest has brought in more than 200 top filmmakers from around the world to share their work and insights.

  • Hosts Kansas City's only children's filmmaking  competition 'Reel Spirit', and a yearly filmmaking summer camp.

Welcome to Kansas City!

Famed for over 100 BBQ joints, over 200 fountains and an explosion of live jazz music, Kansas City is an exciting place to be! Whether you visit the 1920’s shopping district at the Country Club Plaza, go out for dinner and drinks at the Kansas City Power & Light District or head over to the Crossroads Arts District for some art and entertainment, you will never be bored. And whether it’s morning, noon or night, you will always have something to do. Named one of the Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations of 2014 by Lonely Planet, Kansas City is a destination just waiting to be explored. Why wait? Plan your visit to Kansas City today!