Showcasing independent films and up-and-coming filmmakers, this five-day richly diverse independent film festival allows the public to interact with writers, directors, filmmakers, and performers. Rated as a "Top 10 Film Festival" by Livability.com and "The Best Under The Radar Film Festival" by Flavorwire, Tallgrass Film Festival fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the medium of film.
Now entering its 14th year, the largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas has become a hallmark of Wichita’s cultural landscape. Each year’s selections include narratives, foreign films, documentaries, animated films, and shorts, making for a very diverse experience. Expect more than 40 visiting filmmakers to present their films, along with parties and educational offerings.
The festival screens more than 200 feature and short films at centralized venues in Wichita. Many of the films shown at Tallgrass have been nominated for or received Sundance or Independent Spirit Awards, and at least two films featured in Tallgrass have gone on to contend for Oscars.
Individual tickets can be purchased for any film or packages are available. At the end of September check the festival website for a list of the films that have been selected along with trailers. Then about two weeks before the festival, the full schedule will be available in print and online.
For more details about the 2016 Tallgrass Film Festival, see our calendar listing.