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Tallgrass adds $15,000 Panavision Prize to Gordon Parks Award for Black Excellence in Filmmaking

Tue, July 20, 2021

Tallgrass is proud to announce a new partnership with Panavision with the addition of a $15,000 camera rental package for the winner of the inaugural Gordon Parks Award for Black Excellence in Filmmaking. “Gordon Parks used Panavision for his films, so this is a meaningful addition to honor his legacy,” said programming director Andre Seward. […]

Meet the Gordon Parks Award Community Advisory Committee

Wed, June 9, 2021

As the festival grows nearer (just 4 months away!) we’re thrilled to share the Gordon Parks Award Community Advisory Committee, a task force of dedicated community partners assisting in the planning and decision making behind our inaugural Gordon Parks Award for Outstanding Black Filmmaker.   The committee includes: Wilma Moore Black (CEO, WMB Creative Productions/Publicist […]

Tallgrass announces Pridegrass: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Film

Thu, June 3, 2021

Tallgrass is proud to present a slate of LGBTQ+ programming in celebration of Pride for the month of June. Along with hosting features and shorts to be streamed, TFA has partnered with the Transgender Film Center to present free panels hosted by TFC Executive Director and Tallgrass alumni Sav Rodgers (topics and dates to be […]

Hello from our new Executive Director

Thu, May 13, 2021

Hello Tallgrass family, I am so honored to join the Tallgrass team at a pivotal time for the festival as we are now grown up at 18 and almost 19. Like every industry, independent film was hit hard during the pandemic. While we’ve all experienced great loss recently, as a community, the joy of being […]

Tallgrass Film Association announces the departure of Director of Programming Nick Pope; promotes Andre Seward and Hannah Bothner.

Thu, May 6, 2021

After 19 years of dedication and service, Nick Pope has resigned from Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) as the Director of Programming. His last day with TFA will be Monday, May 10th. “While Nick Pope may be stepping down, his legacy of service to this organization will not be forgotten. We look forward to seeing what […]

Tallgrass Film Festival named one of MovieMaker’s Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee

Mon, April 26, 2021

MovieMaker Magazine today announced that the Tallgrass Film Festival has been named one of MovieMaker’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2021, a year that nearly everyone expects to be better than the one before. MovieMaker determined the winners of the annual list using festival surveys, filmmaker testimonials, and independent research. The full […]

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