Become a Programmer

Be the first to see what’s submitted to Tallgrass and help us select festival programming.

About Programming

Every year members of the Tallgrass programming committee screens hundreds of hours of submissions from all over the world to help curate the stubbornly independent program we look forward to sharing with our audiences.

Submissions represent a wide array of genres, subject matter, and tone. Potential screeners should be open to watching all types of films of varying lengths and enjoy discussing and writing about films from a critical standpoint.

Whether you have a background in film or are just a dedicated cinephile, we’re always looking for a diverse group of people who love movies and don’t mind spending some free time watching and reviewing unique and thought-provoking festival submissions from voices around the world.

Programmer Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Must have reliable internet access
  • Should expect to watch a minimum of 40 hours of content over a 6 month period (March-August)
  • Understand films can range from a couple of minutes to 3 hours and beyond
  • An open mind is essential
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Commitment to screening a handful of films weekly

Benefits of becoming a programmer include:

  • VIP festival access
  • The opportunity to earn additional passes & tickets for friends and family
  • Tallgrass merchandise (branded hoodies, mugs & more)
  • The opportunity to view festival selections before anyone else
  • The opportunity to network and chat with filmmakers, writers, actors and more.

Interested? Complete the form below!

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