15th Annual

Tallgrass Film Festival

October 18, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 
Category

Kansas Filmmaker Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Late Deadline
May 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
June 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2017

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Wichita

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  DCP
  HDCAM

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Kansas Filmmaker Short Film
The winning Kansas Filmmaker Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, animation or experimental film. The award is granted to the short film screened at the Tim Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmakers Shorts Program scored highest by the Tallgrass Programming Directors.

Tallgrass Short Film Audience Award
The Audience Award Winning Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. The award is granted to the short film screened at the festival scored highest by the audience.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Tallgrass Golden Strands Short Film Award
The Golden Strands Short Film award may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. The award is granted to the short film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that is selected by the Festival Programming Directors.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

-Films must have been completed after December 2016.

-2 submission preview copies of the film are required if you are submitting on disc media (DVD).

-Online screeners from alternate secure sources are preferred. Include screener link and password in your cover letter.

-A Wichita premiere is required. World and US Premieres are not required, however premieres (especially Kansas premieres) are preferred and premiere status may be one of the factors considered when determining a film's inclusion in the Festival.

-In order to be considered for festival selection, Kansas filmmakers MUST submit a valid Kansas address and identification. Kansas films will be eligible to win the Audience Award Winning Feature or Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. Those credentials can be emailed to submit@tallgrassfilmfest.com

-Please indicate in your cover letter if you are submitting a feature film under the Kansas category that qualifies for the Stubbornly Independent Award.

-All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.

-The Festival will consider work-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs, and work that did not originate on film. Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for Festival screening. No exceptions will be permitted.