industry opportunities

The Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship

The Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship is an international competition for screenplays and television pilot scripts with storylines set in Missouri. Three writers’ scripts will be chosen. Winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to the concentrated fellowship experience, held in Missouri. Previous industry mentors include: Bob Gale (Back to the Future)Angelo Pizzo (Hoosiers, Rudy), Kathleen McGhee-Anderson (Lincoln Heights)Philip LaZebnik (The Prince of Egypt).

Film in MO

Film in MO, a Missouri Motion Media Association (MOMMA), is the only state-wide advocacy and education organization in Missouri, working to reinstate film incentives in Missouri and strengthen our production industry across the state.

Women in Film & Media Kansas City

WIFM KC connects, supports, and empowers women and creative media-makers in the Kansas City production community and advances equity for all in our industry..

the independent filmmakers coalition of kansas city

Started in 1993 as a collective answer to the practical needs of independent filmmakers in Kansas City, the IFC has evolved into a  multi-layered support organization with an emphasis on aesthetic empowerment. Hundreds of films have been produced  through IFC and have screened in dozens of major festivals  throughout the world.

Now, IFC is bringing a new level of support to filmmakers by aggregating key filmmaking info, tools, resources and other benefits that can be accessed online.

film society KC

As member of Film Society KC, you get access to advance screenings of first run films through Allied-THA, member benefits at Alamo Mainstreet, Cinetopia, GlenArts, Rio, Screenland Armour and Screenland Crossroads theatres,  as well access to advance sales and discounts to all of Film Society KC special events!  You also help build the film community in Kansas City, because all of the funds go to putting on events and supporting local filmmakers.

KC Screenwriters

Local writers who share feedback on completed screenplays or works-in-progress. Weekly meetings are held at “Harpos” in Westport. 

kansas city film fest International

The Kansas City FilmFest International is a juried film festival featuring more than 100 local, regional, national and international films, held annually in April. The festival seeks out excited volunteers each year. 

Women in Film + Media Kansas City – Screenplay Contest

KC Women in Film & TV’s Screenplay Contest aims to support female screenwriters, as well as to encourage all writers to create strong female protagonists.

48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families.


CinemaKC is a non-for-profit organization that promotes and facilitates the communication and collaboration among local filmmakers and the movie-going public.