Virtual Events

All times are CST.    Zoom links for events will be posted on the Vimeo page you access with your passes.

Monday, April 12

Opening Night Film!
North American Premiere


Monday, April 12, 6:30PM

Followed by Q&A with Directors Jon Kroll and Scott Templeton
Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Nick Ut
Hosted by Sharon Liese

Virtual Filmmaker Lounge

Documentary  Shorts Film Q&A Discussion  
4 sessions 8:30-10:50PM


Tuesday, April 13

Award Winning!
Filmed in Kansas City


Tuesday April 13, 6:30PM

Followed by Q&A with Director Sharon Liese and the cast of the film, hosted by Michelle Davidson

Virtual Filmmaker Lounge

Narrative  Shorts Film Q&A Discussion  
3 sessions 9:00-11:10PM


Wednesday, April 14

Inspiring Story!

BOBBI JO: Under the Influence

Wednesday April 14, 6:30PM

Followed by a live panel with Director, Brent Jones, 
Producer Donna Jones and Bobbi Jo Reed 

Virtual Filmmaker Lounge

0:15-11:15PMNarrative  Shorts Film Q&A Discussion  
3 sessions 9:00-11:10P
Heartland Student Shorts Q&A Discussion
1 session 10:15-11:15PM 


Thursday, April 15

Special Screening

Presented by IFC FILMS


Thursday, April 15, 6:30PM

See it before it hits theaters only at KCFFI 
Followed by live Q&A with Director Nicole Riegel,
hosted by Russ Simmons, film critic for Fox 4 and KKFI-FM


Thursday, April 15, 9:00PM

To celebrate the generosity, kindness and friendship Drew extended to others, we want to invite everyone to join us for a Toast to Drew.  We will host 4 or 5 people online to talk about all the fun, amazing,  wonderful things they think of when they think of Drew.  Everyone is invited to join.  In one of the grand traditions of honoring those who mean the most to us, the event will culminate with a Toast to Drew!

Free Event

Virtual Filmmaker Lounge

Narrative Shorts Film Q&A Discussion  
3 sessions 9:15-11:20PM


Friday, April 16

VIP Filmmkakers Reception Online

Friday, April 16 5-6:30PM CT

Join us for an Virtual VIP Filmmakers Lounge Reception! VIP Pass holders and the KCFFI 2021 Filmmakers will get to talk with each other about their films while enjoying the VIP Filmmakers Lounge Kit!  Come prepared with your top three films you’ve watched so far and want everyone to see! 

The VIP FILMMAKERS LOUNGE KIT gives you exclusive access to attend the online VIP Filmmakers Reception, Friday, April 16 5:00–6:30PM CT and is filled with premium flavored popcorn from POPCULTURE GOURMET POPCORN AND ICE CREAM, movie candy, a complimentary *Holladay Distillery cocktail, the MOVIE MAGIC MULE to enjoy during the VIP FILMMAKERS RECEPTION at

VIP Filmmakers Lounge Kit

Friday Night Movie!


Friday, April 16, 6:30PM

Followed by a live Q&A with Director, Chris White and Actress, Shannon Hutchinson

Virtual Filmmaker Lounge

Narrative  Shorts Film Q&A Discussion  
3 sessions 9:00-11:10PM


Saturday, April 17

Saturday, April 17, 11:00AM CST

Please join us for the
Drew E. Burbridge Filmmaking Seminar
created in honor of Drew to celebrate and continue his legacy of helping filmmakers.  Free to Attend 


HER NAME WAS JO Saturday, April 17, 6:30PM CT

Followed by Q&A with Director Jo Duca, 
hosted by Kansas City Film Commissioner Steph Shannon

Virtual Filmmaker Lounge

Documentary  Shorts Film Q&A Discussion  
4 sessions 8:30P-10:50P