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REEL SPIRIT

OUR MISSION

Reel Spirit, the Youth division of Kansas City FilmFest, provides a youth film contest.

Reel Spirit: Young Filmmaker Showcase educates and nurtures youth by extending learning through the process and science of filmmaking. We encourage and inspire creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving through cinematic arts. The student contest honors achievement in cinematic productions and provides young filmmakers expanding authentic audiences.

Inspiring Today's Youth

As today’s youth grow up in a visual age, it is Reel Spirit’s intent to encourage inventive involvement in the digital storytelling process. Through cinematic production, the positive outcomes for these filmmakers are priceless in terms of self-esteem, problem solving, cooperation, character building, and perseverance.

Inspiring and empowering young filmmakers and celebrating their cinematic visions is the wide-screen projection of Reel Spirit.

Board Of Directors

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams

Barbara J. Noble

Board Member

Rebecca Palmer

Board Member

Toni Travalent

Board Memeber

Linda Thee

Board Member

Wanda Hartter

Board Memeber

Cindy Sheets

Board Member

Reel Spirit Film Competition

Filmmakers of winning films will be invited to the 14th annual Reel Spirit Young Filmmaker Showcase to see their films on the big screen.