Reel Spirit is the youth division of Kansas City FilmFest International. Reel Spirit’s mission is to educate and nurture youth by extending learning through the process and science of filmmaking. We encourage and inspire creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving through the cinematic arts. Reel Spirit Showcases honor achievement and provides filmmaking youth expanding authentic audiences. The competition is open to filmmakers from second grade through middle school anywhere. The productions in the film blocks listed below were judged by media professionals to qualify as a winning film, and be screened online during this virtual edition.
With your pass purchase, you are supporting the next generation of “Walt Disneys, Ava DuVernays, Steven Spielbergs and Greta Gerwigs” in their pursuit of engaging in the cinematic arts. These productions are youth created from initial idea through pre-production, filming, editing and post production.
So sit back, grab your popcorn and enjoy!
Films will be available for viewing Friday, June 19, 2020 begining at 6:00 AM until Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:59 PM. With your pass purchase, you will also receive a link to watch the award presentations via email, Friday-day, June 19th. Be sure to check your email.
Click links below for additional information about the category film blocks and films in each block.