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Take 36: A 36 Hour Film Competition

Tallgrass Film Association is preparing for TAKE 36: A 36 Hour Film Competition presented by Emprise Bank held June 28-30th, 2019 in downtown Wichita.

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The competition is open to professionals, film enthusiasts, first-time filmmakers and students of all ages who are up for the ultimate creative challenge. Anyone with an interest in filmmaking at any level is welcome to compete.

This weekend long event tasks 36 teams with creating an original short film in 36 hours, while incorporating random elements to create wholly original content. Teams must write, shoot and edit a short film (up to 6 minutes) within the span of 36 hours.

Registration is $225 with a discounted rate of $220 for student teams. Any team with more than 50% of its participants under the age of 21 is eligible for the discounted rates. They are only acception 36 teams in the competition.

The weekend will finish off with a public exhibition of the work showcased on Sunday night at the Orpheum Theatre. The top 10 selections along with a few honorable mentions will be screened.

There are several awards up for grabs including cash prizes, selected by a panel of judges comprised of industry professionals.

GRAND PRIZE (Judges Award):

  • $1,500 Cash
  • Official Selection at the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival
  • All-access TALLPasses to the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival
     

SECOND PLACE (Judges Award):

  • $1,000 Cash
  • Platinum All-Access weekend passes to the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

THIRD PLACE (Judges Award):

  • $500 Cash
  • Platinum All-Access weekend passes to the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD:

  • $500 Cash
  • Platinum All-Access weekend passes to the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Invitation to an invite-only filmmaker mixer hosted by the Tallgrass Film Advisory Board at the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival.

FEMALE FILMMAKER AWARD:

  • $500 Cash
  • Platinum All-Access weekend passes to the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD:

  • Platinum All-Access weekend passes to the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Official Selection at the 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

Festival pass prizes for secondary awards including: cinematography, editing, costume design, ensemble cast, acting, directing and more.

Films will be judged live at the Top 10 Showcase. Tickets for the showcase, hosted on Sunday, June 30th at 7 p.m. at the Wichita Orpheum Theatre, will be available online beginning June 1st for $10, or at the door for $12.

 

Meet the TAKE36 Judges 

Skye Borgman
Skye Borgman is an award-winning director and cinematographer who films narrative and documentary films all over the world. She has shot over 50 films, traveled to over 60 countries and lived on three continents. Her passion for true crime started at a young age and her curiosity about the human condition continues to grow. Skye’s stunning film, Abducted in Plain Sight has captivated the world, with people boasting, “It’s the craziest documentary I’ve ever seen.”
Christopher Good
Christopher wrote and directed the 2019 short film Crude Oil, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was recently selected to be part of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour. He has directed music videos for Mitski, KEVIN MORBY, Waxahatchee, Joyce Manor, and many more.
Lonita Cook
Lonita is a film critic in Kansas City who contributes to BetterKC on KCTV5 News Kansas City , In Kansas City Magazine and Trailer Park web series. She serves on the board of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage foundation, volunteers with the Film Society KC and Sundance, and is the co-designer of the Kansas City Women in Film & TV Workshop Series.
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This organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita