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19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

Various Times, October 21, 2021 | Various Locations

2021 marks the 19th year of the Tallgrass Film Festival! The festival includes short and feature films from around the world, Filmmaker Labs, Roundtables, VIP receptions, Gala Parties and more. The festival was named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in 2021 for the seventh time.

The 2021 film festival will be held in-person in downtown Wichita Oct. 20-24 with limited capacity and extra care and attention to health & safety with virtual to follow Oct. 24-29. Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Wednesday

7:00pm
“Shrek” (20th Anniversary Screening) at Naftzger Park (free)

Thursday

1:00pm
“The Learning Tree” at the Wilke Center

4:00pm
“Leadbelly” (Retrospective) at the Wilke Center

7:00pm
“The Humans” (Opening Night Gala) at the Orpheum Theatre

10:00pm
“The Room” & “Miracle Valley” (Late Night Double Feature) at the Orpheum Theatre

Friday

12:30pm
Panel: Is Becoming Commercial A Good Thing?

4:00pm

“The First Step” at the Orpheum Theatre

4:00pm
Panel: The Impact of Gordon Parks

6:00pm
“Vinyl Nation” at the Wilke Center

6:30pm
“God Save the Wings” (Centerpiece Gala) at the Orpheum Theatre

Saturday

8:00am-1:00pm
Art Fair highlighting local makers and creators on 1st Street between Broadway and Market

11:00am
Panel: How to Succeed with your First Film in a Pandemic

1:00pm
Panel: Female Filmmaker Roundtable Sponsored by The Monarch

3:00pm
Panel: Representation Without Marginalization

5:30pm

“A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” & "Shaft" (Gordon Parks Gala: Double Feature) at the Orpheum Theatre

Sunday

11:30am
Panel: Female Film Critics Roundtable Sponsored by The Monarch

1:30pm
Panel: Filmmaking Without Filming

5:00pm

“Sisters with Transistors” at mama.film

7:00pm
“Being Bebe” (Closing Night Gala) at the Orpheum Theatre


Learn more about the Spotlight Films and Panels, and find more annual events and festivals in Wichita happening this fall!

  • Admission:

    Single Film GA $10-$15; Gala Movie+Party $45; FILMPass $100; TALLPass $200

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  • Recurrence:

    Recurring daily

  • Days:

    October 20, 2021 - October 24, 2021

  • 2021-10-21 2021-10-24 19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival <p>2021 marks the 19th year of the <strong><a href="https://www.visitwichita.com/events/annual-events/tallgrass/">Tallgrass Film Festival</a></strong>! The festival includes short and feature films from around the world, Filmmaker Labs, Roundtables, VIP receptions, Gala Parties and more. The festival was named one of <em>MovieMaker Magazine</em>'s "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in 2021 for the seventh time.</p> <p>The 2021 film festival will be held in-person in downtown Wichita Oct. 20-24 with limited capacity and extra care and attention to health &amp; safety with virtual to follow Oct. 24-29. Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status.</p> <h3><strong>Wednesday</strong></h3> <p><strong>7:00pm</strong><br />“Shrek” (20th Anniversary Screening) at Naftzger Park (free)</p> <h3><strong>Thursday</strong></h3> <p><strong>1:00pm</strong><br />“The Learning Tree” at the Wilke Center<br /><br /><strong>4:00pm</strong><br />“Leadbelly” (Retrospective) at the Wilke Center<br /><br /><strong>7:00pm</strong><br />“The Humans” (Opening Night Gala) at the Orpheum Theatre<br /><br /><strong>10:00pm</strong><br />“The Room” &amp; “Miracle Valley” (Late Night Double Feature) at the Orpheum Theatre</p> <h3><strong>Friday</strong></h3> <p><strong>12:30pm<br /></strong>Panel: Is Becoming Commercial A Good Thing?<br /><strong><br />4:00pm</strong><br />“The First Step” at the Orpheum Theatre<br /><br /><strong>4:00pm<br /></strong>Panel: The Impact of Gordon Parks<br /><br /><strong>6:00pm</strong><br />“Vinyl Nation” at the Wilke Center<br /><br /><strong>6:30pm</strong><br />“God Save the Wings” (Centerpiece Gala) at the Orpheum Theatre</p> <h3><strong>Saturday</strong></h3> <p><strong><strong>8:00am-1:00pm<br /></strong></strong>Art Fair highlighting local makers and creators on 1st Street between Broadway and Market<br /><strong><strong><br />11:00am<br /></strong></strong>Panel: How to Succeed with your First Film in a Pandemic<strong><br /><br /><strong>1:00pm<br /></strong></strong>Panel: Female Filmmaker Roundtable Sponsored by The Monarch<strong><br /><br /><strong>3:00pm<br /></strong></strong>Panel: Representation Without Marginalization<strong><br /><br />5:30pm</strong><br />“A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” &amp; "Shaft" (Gordon Parks Gala: Double Feature) at the Orpheum Theatre</p> <h3><strong>Sunday</strong></h3> <p><strong><strong>11:30am<br /></strong></strong>Panel: Female Film Critics Roundtable Sponsored by The Monarch<strong><strong><br /><br /><strong>1:30pm<br /></strong></strong></strong>Panel: Filmmaking Without Filming<strong><br /><br />5:00pm</strong><br />“Sisters with Transistors” at mama.film<br /><br /><strong>7:00pm</strong><br />“Being Bebe” (Closing Night Gala) at the Orpheum Theatre</p> <p><br />Learn more about the <a title="Tallgrass Spotlight Films" href="https://tallgrassfilm.org/firstlook2021/" target="_blank"><strong>Spotlight Films</strong></a> and <a title="Tallgrass Panels" href="https://tallgrassfilm.org/2021-panels-and-education/" target="_blank"><strong>Panels</strong></a>, and find more <a title="Wichita’s Fall Festival Season Brings Food, Drink and Fun" href="https://www.visitwichita.com/blog/post/upcoming-fall-festivals-in-wichita/"><strong>annual events and festivals in Wichita</strong></a> happening this fall!</p> Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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