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Tallgrass Film Association Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to Wichita

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

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

  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 Association announces new Executive Director

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'...

Tall Grass Film Festival announces line up

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 ...

WAMPA becomes the Tallgrass Film Association

The board of directors for the Wichita Association for Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) has officially changed the organization's name to the Tallgrass Film Association. The Tallgrass Film Association was founded as WAMPA in 2003 by the late Timothy Gruver as the parent organization of the Tallgrass Film Festival. It is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization dedicated to entertaining and enlightening audiences from America's Heartland. Through the festival, Third Thursday Film Series, Cinema Al Fresc...

Tallgrass Third Thursdays brings Green Porno to the Fisch Haus

  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...

2009 Tallgrass Film Festival to Light Up Broadway

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...

Record 7,500 attend 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival!

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 ...

Tallgrass announces line up and details

The 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival lineup and event details were announced at the festival’s press conference at the Warren Old Town theater this afternoon. The Tallgrass Film Festival will feature more than 100 films from all over Kansas, the country and the world.The Opening Night Gala sponsored by Naked City will feature a Work-In-Progress screening of the documentary WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? inspired by the best-selling book by native Kansan Thomas Frank. The film, by Chicago filmmak...

Tallgrass Film Festival to honour MPAA' s Dan Glickman

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...

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/Germany, July 20, 2008

view to the future photograph: Soliman Lawrence

Stubbornly Independent at Tallgrass Film Festival

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

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...