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Tallgrass Film Association Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to Wichita

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Producer and Director Emily Lou will attend the Tallgrass Special Screening of her supernatural comedy film THE SELLING on July 13 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. THE SELLING (trailer here) follows Richard Scarry, a too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent who buys a property to flip for a profit...only to discover the house is haunted. “It’s a comedic story about ghosts, demonic possession, and real estate that is fun for both kids and adults,” explains pr...

Down to the Wire: A 24 Hour Film Race

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DOWN TO THE WIRE: A 24 HOUR FILM RACE MovieMaker Magazine named Wichita one of the top cities for independent film production in 2012 for a reason. Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab and Creative Rush are teaming up for Wichita's first-ever 24 hour film competition. Down to the Wire: A 24 Hour Film Race, is open to the general public - you need not be a professional filmmaker to participate. Participants can enter on their own as a team of one or with up to fifteen people. Teams ...

Tallgrass Film Festival Awards

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  The ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival wrapped Sunday night with a sold-out screening of Anne Buford's "Elevate" and the Closing Night Gala party at the Ulrich Musuem of Art. Thanks to the Ulrich and the Galichia Foundation for sponsoring the closing night event. With an audience of 9,500, this year's festival set attendance, ticket sales and attending filmmaker records! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, board members, pre-screeners, programmers, staff and Wichita au...

Tallgrass Film Festival short film selections

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  More than 325 short films were submitted to the ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Of those, 58 came from Kansas filmmakers and 48 from high school filmmakers from around the globe. This year's festival will showcase 63 short films - adding up to a total of more than 12 hours of programming. SHORTS PROGRAMS (In Competition) Get Together: Twists and turns of love and attraction First Dates, Dir. Sam Wasserman (USA) Missed Connections, Dir. Mary Robertson (USA) My Other Hal...

Ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival to honor Elliott Gould

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  The Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) announced that Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould will receive the Ad Astra Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ninth Annual Tallgrass Film Festival, to be held in and around downtown Wichita this October 20-23.   Gould began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s and during the next decade went on to star in some of his most notable film roles, including Ted Henderson in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) which e...

Tallgrass Film Association announces new Executive Director

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The Tallgrass Film Association announced that five-time Festival Director Lela Meadow-Conner will helm the non-profit arts organization as Executive Director in 2011, overseeing the organization's various programs including the Tallgrass Film Festival, Tallgrass Third Thursday screening series and the Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab. Meadow-Conner, who has been involved with the Tallgrass Film Festival since it's inception has served as festival producer, consultant and director. "I couldn'...

Women directors, international women's issues spotlighted

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TFA presents two Official Selections from the eighth annual Tallgrass Film Festival for November’s Third Thursday Screening, co-sponsored by WSU’s International Education and Center for Women’s StudiesThe Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) will present two official documentary selections from the eighth annual Tallgrass Film Festival (TFF) as the TFA Third Thursday series continues in November. AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Mexico/Ireland), which had its North American premiere at the 2010 TFF will ...

Tall Grass Film Festival announces line up

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The 8th annual Tallgrass Film Festival will take place in and around downtown Wichita Oct. 22-24, showcasing more than 124 independent films from more than 11 countries around the world, and hosting filmmakers from all over the United States.Online ticket sales start Monday, Oct. 4; the Tallgrass Ticket Booth will open up at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday, Oct. 18. A full 21"x11" schedule grid can be downloaded here or the two-page 8.5"x11" version can be downloaded from here. A complete listing ...

Tallgrass Third Thursdays brings Green Porno to the Fisch Haus

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  Tallgrass Third Thursdays and the Ulrich Museum of Art are bringing Green Porno production and costume designer Andy Byers to Wichita for ten days of public, museum and classroom events. To commence the activities, Byers will present the Green Porno mini-films and discuss his work at the Third Thursday April screening co-sponsored by the Fisch Haus and D.K. Kitchen. Green Porno is an ongoing series of very short films (less than three minutes long) that takes a comical a...

NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submissi...

2009 Tallgrass Film Festival to Light Up Broadway

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) announced highlights of the 7th annual Tallgrass Film Festival , which will take place at locations in and around downtown Wichita, Oct. 23-25, 2009. This year’s festival will showcase two of the city’s downtown districts. The “Historic District” will feature screenings and events at venues including The Orpheum, Wichita Scottish Rite Temple, and Bank of America. The “River District” will feature screenings at Century II and the...

Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Ad Astra Award Recipient

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts today announced that the 2009 Tallgrass Film Festival Ad Astra Award recipient will be legendary independent film actor Seymour Cassel. Well-known as a contemporary and fellow traveler of John Cassavetes, Cassel was nominated for the 1968 Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cassavetes’ “Faces,” for which he also participated as one of seven crew members. Spanning more than 40 years and over one hundred films, Cassel’s ...

Tallgrass Film Festival to screen controversial documentary Outrage

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival will present a screening of Kirby Dick's controversial documentary, "Outrage," as the June offering in the Tallgrass Third Thursday series. This newly released film will show one time only in conjunction with Gay Pride Week, at 7:30 p.m., June 18 at the Warren West Theatre, 9150 W. 21st Street, in Wichita, Kan. Tickets for the screening are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. Acade...

Tallgrass Film Festival to screen controversial documentary Outrage

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival will present a screening of Kirby Dick’s controversial documentary, “Outrage,” as the June offering in the Tallgrass Third Thursday series. This newly released film will show one time only in conjunction with Gay Pride Week, at 7:30 p.m., June 18 at the Warren West Theatre, 9150 W. 21st Street, in Wichita, Kan. Tickets for the screening are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors.Academy Award ...

Record 7,500 attend 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival!

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Setting record attendance, about 7,500 film fans enjoyed last weekend's 6th annual Tallgrass Film Festival. The festival featured multiple sell-outs, from NAKED CITY'S Opening Night Gala featuring the work-in-progress screening of Laura Winston and Joe Cohen's WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?, to several screenings over the weekend including GOOD DICK with filmmakers Marianna Palka and Jason Ritter. A fourth-screening of WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? also sold-out at the Old Town Warren Theater ...

NEWSLETTER N° 379: September 3, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè" Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Awar...

Tallgrass Film Festival to honour MPAA' s Dan Glickman

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Dan Glickman, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Kansas Congressman and Wichita native, will be honored with the Ad Astra Award at the 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival. The MPAA serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries. The Ad Astra award, named for the State motto, “Ad Astra Per Aspera”, or “To the stars through difficulty” is presented each year to an indivi...

Stubbornly Independent at Tallgrass Film Festival

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The Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival today announced the theme for the 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival: Stubbornly Independent. “This year we were seeking a theme that would acknowledge the upcoming presidential election as well as express the focus of the festival while giving a nod to the unconventional spirit of the people of Kansas,” said Festival Director Lela Meadow-Conner. “I think Stubbornly Independent says it all.” To celebra...

Tallgrass Film Film Festival fundraising screening of Greensburg

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The Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts and Tallgrass Film Festival present a fundraising screening of Greensburg, an hour-long documentary film by Wichita native Brian Schodorf, following a reception at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 4 at Oscar’s Sports Bar in the Warren Old Town Theatre. A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow the screening. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door, with proceeds going to Greensburg through the South Central Community Fo...

2007 International Film Festival Summit Addresses Impact of Technology on Content and Film Festivals

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One of the main theme's at this year's IFFS the convergence of technology with film festivals, and several issues relating to this topic will be addressed in a morning session on Monday, Dec. 3rd. The film and entertainment industries realize the evolution of technology is seriously impacting how content is promoted and delivered. The 2007 IFFS will address digital content shedding light on this evolving landscape. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2007 -- The 4th Annual International Film Fes...

Festival Summit to Address Impact of Technology on Fest

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2007 International Film Festival Summit Addresses Impact of Technology on Content and Film FestivalsOne of the main theme's at this year's IFFS the convergence of technology with film festivals, and several issues relating to this topic will be addressed in a morning session on Monday, Dec. 3rd. The film and entertainment industries realize the evolution of technology is seriously impacting how content is promoted and delivered. The 2007 IFFS will address digital content shedding light on this e...

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