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Land Acknowledgement

Mon, September 6, 2021

We respectfully recognize and honor that we are on the lands of Osage Nation of Oklahoma and Wichita and affiliated tribes. Wichita, self-name Kitikiti’sh, were encountered by the Spanish in the mid-16th century and became the first group of Plains Indians subject to missionization. Others also resided here before the treaties and colonization that took […]

Tallgrass Film Festival announces first look at the lineup for 19th Annual Film Festival

Tue, August 31, 2021

The 19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival presented by Consolidated Equities Trust (October 20-29) is proud to present our first look at some of the spotlight screenings at this fall’s festival including a family-friendly outdoor screening of “Shrek”, screenings in honor of Kansan Gordon Parks, late-night films and a celebration of Wichita’s own soccer celebrities. The […]

Congratulations to the 2021 Take 36 Award Winners

Sun, August 15, 2021

Please note: You can view the top 10 films online starting Monday, August 16th for only $5. Tickets on sale here. Congratulations to the Take 36 Grand Prize winner, “misisipi”, Directed by Todd Ramsey and produced by Chloe Stephenson, who took home the $1,000 cash prize as well as a spot screening at the 19th […]

Tallgrass announces Take 36 host and judges ahead of competition on August 13th

Mon, August 2, 2021

Tallgrass Film Association is excited for another year of creative filmmaking and local competition with the return of Take 36: A 36 hour filmmaking competition, presented by Emprise Bank! The competition will kick off on Friday, August 13th at 7 PM at Groover Labs, with a live showcase hosted on Sunday, August 15th at 7 […]

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 […]

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