Welcome to Reel Spirit Showcase: Virtual Edition 2020

June 19-21, 2020

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.

Watch all Reel Spirit Film Blocks with a $10 Pass.  Passes on sale now! 

How to watch Reel Spirit Showcase online
1. Click on the Buy Pass button to pre-order your All-Access ONLINE Pass.
2. It will ask you to create an account with your email and a password.
3. After you pre-buy and create an account it will show a button that says WATCH NOW-but you can’t watch now.  Films will be available Friday, June 19, at 6am

How to Stream the Reel Spirit Showcase
Viewing Instructions: For best Viewing Experiences, please stream from your device to your television.
Ipad and Iphones can stream to Apple TV devices.
Andriod phones and tablets can stream to Google Chromecast devices.
Computer devices can connect to your television via an HDMI Cable

Please note: Films are compatible with desktop, tablet, smartphone, Chromecast, and AirPlay. There are no native apps for smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV.

Click links below for additional information about the category film blocks and films in each block.

Animation Block

Documentary Block

Narrative Block

News Feature ~ Factual & Fictional Block

PSA/STEAM/Commercial Block


Don’t forget your Reel Spirit Showcase : Virtual Edition 2020 T-Shirts!!