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KC FilmFest International Awards 2023

Best Heartland High School Student Short 

TWIGHLIGHT MAN, directed by Lance Walter Carter

Best Heartland College Student Short sponsored by Java Monster

DON JOHNSON IS NOT YOUR MAN, directed by Kathryn Lunte

Best Comedy Short 

A FEW DAYS HOME IN JOHNSON COUNTY, directed by Ryan Beck

Best Heartland Narrative Short 

PRETTY BOY, directed by Kevin Coleman-Cohen

Rick Cowan Award for Best Cinematic Heartland Film Locations

Sponsored by Kansas City Film Office 

RACHEL, directed by Chris Patch

Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award

Charles Vincent Whitmill director, ALL I HEAR IS STATIC

Best Narrative Short sponsored by Java Monster

INFRACTION, directed by Timothy Blackwood

Best Heartland Documentary Short 

THE VOLUNTEER, directed by David Brodie

Best Documentary Short sponsored by Java Monster

PYTHON HUNTRESS directed by Nicholas Orris, Matt Deblinger

Best Heartland Documentary Feature  

STELLA, directed by Tyler Doehring

Best Documentary Feature  sponsored by Java Monster

BIRTHING JUSTICE, directed by Monique N. Matthews

Best World Cinema

GIFT, directed by Yuichiro Nakada

Best Actor in Heartland Narrative Feature

Santiago Vasquez in KICK ME

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film

Johanna Putnam in SHUDDERBUGS

Best Heartland Narrative Feature

THE UNSEEN
directed by directed by J.S. Hampton

Best Narrative Feature sponsored by Java Monster

HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS, directed by Mike Cheslik