Kansas City’s biggest film festival, the 17th Kansas City FilmFest, returns in 2013 with line-up of 110 feature-length and short films at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet. The festival runs Wednesday, April 10 – Sunday, April 14, 2013 The opening night of the Fest kicks off with THE DISCOVERERS, where writer/director Justin Schwarz will accept a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Stuart Margolin. Other films include the showing of BRONIES: THE EXTREMELY UNEXPECTED ADULT FANS OF MY LITTLE PONY. […]
Kansas City FilmFest
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Kansas City FilmFest
WHERE: Kansas City, MO, United States
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Fred created the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, a collaboration of the Kansas City Art Institute, University of Missouri Kansas City, Independent Filmmakers Coalition, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Avila University. He distributed flyers to local filmmakers and students, inviting them to send entries to the inaugural event. Their entry fees, totaling $270, composed his budget for operations. The first year, 1997, ten short films were selected. They screened at Royall Hall on the UMKC campus. The only marketing that year was one article by Robert Butler in The Kansas City Star and film community word-of-mouth, but nearly 500 people packed the screening. Filmmakers urged Fred to hold another festival the next year. In 1999, a national advisory board was created for the Jubilee.