Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize

$2,000 Filmmaking Grant from Vimeo  +  straight thru to the DTTW: KC Showcase* at AMC Theatres on August 27th  +  FIVE (5) Filmmaker Passes for Registered Team Members at this year’s Tallgrass Film Festival in October that features Gala Screenings and Parties, Filmmaker Lab Workshops, Panels, Special Interest Film Programs, Visiting Filmmakers from across the country, and more!

Audience Award

FIVE (5) Filmmaker Passes for Registered Team Members  +  straight thru to the DTTW: KC Showcase* at AMC Theatres on August 27th  +  Inclusion as an “Official Short Film Selection” at Tallgrass Film Festival in October 2016.

2nd Place

FOUR (4) Binge Passes @ Tallgrass Film Festival

The BINGE PASS is an all out, burn it to the ground, binge-the-day-away-free-for-all of movie watching and fun. Saturday (*specific day TBA), all day at the festival, you can bite off as much festival as you can chew! Movies? Over 25. Happy hour? Absolutely. Stubbornly Independent Gala and After Party? Without a doubt. Think you can handle more? GOOD, ‘cuz there’s a Late Night Movie! This is the BINGE PASS at Tallgrass Film Festival.

3rd Place

SIX (6) Opening Night Gala tickets at Tallgrass Film Festival

Student Spotlight Award

$500 Cash  +  straight thru to the DTTW: KC Showcase* at AMC Theatres on August 27th  +  FOUR (4) Student Filmmaker Passes at Tallgrass Film Festival in October 2016.

DTTW : KC SHOWCASE

New this year, five of the Top 10 films will go on to compete in the DTTW:KC, including the 1st Place Film and Best Student Film as determined by the VIP Judge’s Panel, and the Audience Award winner.

This showcase is hosted by Wichita-native Sarah Kallail) takes place at the AMC Theatres in Leawood, KS on August 27th in front of a Kansas City-based panel of judges (TBA.) The worldwide audience will have a say in programming the remaining two DTTW:KC Showcase selections when two more films from the Top 10 Showcase join the lineup via an online competition beginning in July. The winner of the Top 5 showcase in Kansas City will receive the DTTW Best of Kansas Award.

The DTTW:KC Showcase is designed to connect the Wichita and Kansas City filmmaking communities, cross-pollenate talent and spark collaboration,” said TFA Executive Director Lela Meadow-Conner. “We are extremely grateful to AMC Theatres for their generous support of this venture.