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.
Entering it’s 22nd year, and a juried film festival featuring more than 100 local, regional, national and international films, held in April each year.
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!
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