Grand Prize

$1,000 : Sponsored by The Arts Council

Film Screening at New York Film Critics Series Showcase

FOUR (4) VIP TALLPass to 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

Audience Award

Tallgrass Film Festival : Official Selection

SIX (6) Binge Passes to 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

Outstanding Female-Led Team*

$500 : Sponsored by Female Filmmakers of Wichita

*This is defined as a team led by both a Female Director and Female Producer (may be the same person).

Details Here

2nd Place

SIX (6) Binge Passes to 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

3rd Place

SIX (6) Opening Night Gala Tickets to 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

Student Spotlight Award

SIX (6) Binge Passes to 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

VIP JUDGES

Michael Wunsch

Director and Partner of OUTPOST WORLDWIDE Kansas City

With a background in fine arts and broadcast journalism, Michael has been producing, shooting and directing commercials, documentaries, and videos for over 25 years.  He is currently spearheading co-production efforts on several non-fiction television series with various national production partners. His resume includes producing credits on a film LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE that debuted in over 1400 theaters, and hundreds of hours of television game show and drama content with Fremantle Media Latin America in Miami and Los Angeles. As an active partner at Outpost Worldwide in Kansas City, he engages in hands-on production every day with a dedicated and creative production team.

Michael is equally at home in content and creative development, or on location with an HD camera “getting the job done” anywhere in the world. With production experience on every continent except Antarctica, for Michael, the world is truly “a studio.”

Chad McClure

Chad is a motion graphics artist as well as owner of Burly Studios

About Burly Studios 

We tell visual stories.

We’re collaborators; on the front end and the back end. That means we cook up ideas with the client, and if the job calls for more than we can provide then there’s a whole network of artists in cahoots that we also like to cook with.

Our goal as a company is to do 80% work and 20% experimental (but not like our college years). This not only strengthens our current abilities but broadens our knowledge of what’s out there—so we’re able to bring ourselves back to the real world every once in a while.

The work we’ve put out over the years has been varied. Every job is different and calls for us to use a different part of our brain than the last. Some jobs are like wrangling up your drunk Aunt Karen at Christmas—you’ve done it a few times over–and there are others that require new tactics and call for more collaboration.

Because of the wide-range of projects we work on, it just makes sense for us to put our ideas and talents together with new people every now and again. Plus we’re always up for meeting someone who loves movie quotes and vintage guitars as much as us.

Devon Fasbinder

Growing up in Michigan, Devon knows the ins and outs of the Midwest. From the harsh winters to the summers at the lake, she was born and raised in a place similar to Kansas.

She then headed south to become a Mizzou Tiger and studied Broadcast Journalism. She worked on television literacy research and wrote a scholarly article published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She then presented her work at a summer conference in Chicago alongside graduate students and professionals.

Devon spent a summer working in Detroit at ABC-affiliate WXYZ with the Special Projects team. She worked alongside investigative reporters and producers on major stories including Kwame Kilpatrick’s allegations and former Boy Scouts of America leaders who had not been charged for documented crimes.

She worked as a reporter, anchor and producer at NBC-affiliate KOMU for several years during her time at Mizzou and as a reporter for NPR-affiliate KBIA. Her favorite stories were the ones where she could help make a difference in real people’s lives. Some of her work sparked city and law enforcement investigations leading to fixing terrible conditions for people in need. She traveled to Joplin covering the anniversary of the deadly tornado and won a Kansas City Press Club award for her coverage with a team of journalists. She graduated from Mizzou with honors and a multicultural certificate.

Then she crossed enemy lines and came to Kansas to work for the top station in the area as a Multimedia Reporter. She joined the Eyewitness News team in June of 2014 working both weekdays and weekends.

She grew up as a competitive dancer so when she’s not working, you’ll probably find her using her dance background in workouts, reading novels and enjoying nice weather outside (when it’s here).

Devon would love to hear from you! You can email her at dfasbinder@kwch.com or tweet her @KWCHDevon to tell her what you want to see covered, or just what you love about Wichita.

TOP 10 SHOWCASE :: CO-HOSTS

emily strom

EMILY STROM : CO-HOST

AARON WIRTZ : CO-HOST