2016 Tallgrass Film Festival Award Winners Service To Man

Congratulations to the 2016 Tallgrass Film Festival Award Winners!  The Brand New Testament, directed by Jaco Van Dormael won the award for Outstanding Narrative Feature, and Santoalla, directed by Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer won the award for Outstanding Documentary Feature:.

The audience voted Service To Man directed by Seth Panitch & Aaron Greer as the winner of the Audience Award for Award Winning Feature Narrative, and Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, directed by Jesse Nesser won the Audience Award for Award Winning Feature Documentary.

2016 Tallgrass Film Festival Award Winners

Golden Garbanzo for Wichita’s Best Hummus: Bella Luna Cafe

Venus Award for the Teddie Barlow Outstanding Female Filmmaker: Anne Fontaine of Les Innocentes

Student Films

Best Emerging Student – Award (Documentary): The Puppet Lady, directed by Kate Gondwe
Best Emerging Student Award (Narrative): Two Far Gone, directed by Andrew Kevitt

Kansas Films

Best Kansas Short Film Award (Documentary): Ace – The Gas Station Cowboy, directed by Evan Senn, Ken Pugh
Best Kansas Short Film Award (Narrative): Off Track Betty, directed by Clayton Dean Smith of Shawnee Mission, KS

Golden Strands Programming Awards

Outstanding Rising Star Recipient, Alex Shaffer Delinquent
Outstanding Male Actor: Chen Gang, Old Stone
Outstanding Female Actor: Lucy Walters, Here Alone
Outstanding Ensemble Cast: Bender, directed by John Alexander
Outstanding Cinematography: Diverge, directed by James Morrison
Excellence in the Art of Filmmaking: Driftwood, directed by Paul Taylor
Outstanding Courage in Filmmaking: Jackson, directed by Maisie Crow
Outstanding First Feature: Creedmoria, directed by Alicia Slimmer
Outstanding Animated Film: TOWER – Documentary directed by Keith Maitland
Outstanding Documentary Short Film: The Radical Jew, directed by Noam Osband
Outstanding Narrative Short Film: AVO, directed by Golnaz Jamsheed
Outstanding Documentary Feature: Santoalla, directed by Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer
Outstanding Narrative Feature: The Brand New Testament, directed by Jaco Van Dormael

Vimeo Audience Awards

Audience Award Winning Short, $1,000, Time Simply Passes, directed by Ty Flowers
Audience Award for Award Winning Feature Documentary, $2,500 Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, directed by Jesse Nesser
Audience Award for Award Winning Feature Narrative, $2,500 Service To Man directed by Seth Panitch & Aaron Greer.

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