KC FilmFest International Awards  2022

Best Heartland High School Student Short 

Best Heartland College Student Short – sponsored by Java Monster

Best Heartland Narrative Feature

Best Heartland Narrative Short

Best Heartland Documentary Short

Best Narrative Short-sponsored by Java Monster

Best Documentary Short – sponsored by Java Monster

Best Documentary Feature –  sponsored by Java Monster

Best World Cinema Film

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film

Best Ensemble Award

Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award 

Rick Cowan Award for Best Cinematic Heartland Film Locations- Sponsored by Kansas City Film Office  

Best Narrative Feature – sponsored by Java Monster

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