Kansas City FilmFest 2018 Round-Up

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The 22nd annual Kansas City FilmFest was a success. The KC Film Office was once again proud to sponsor  Kansas City’s flagship festival. Filmmakers and festival-goers enjoyed five days full of screenings, panels and parties all in celebration of filmmaking.  This years festival featured hundreds of screenings from all over the country, and world and now the results are in! Below are the winners in each category:

Narrative Shorts

Best Heartland High School Student Short  – The Goddaughter, directed by Jared Goudsmit
Best Heartland College Student Short – Pussy Willows, directed by Tommy Regan
Best Heartland Narrative Short – Bridge, directed by Jem Moore
Best Narrative Short – Our Barrio, directed by Ryan Casselman


Best Heartland Documentary Short – Forty-Five: The Search for Soul, directed by Anthony Ladesich
Best Documentary Short – True Love in Pueblo Textil, directed by Horatio Baltz
Best Heartland Documentary Feature – Social Animals, directed by Jonathan Ignatius Green
Best Documentary Feature  – 306 Hollywood, directed by Elan Bogarín & Jonathan Bogarín 

Narrative Feature

Best World Cinema Feature Narrative – The Final Blade, directed by Willie Ying
Best Heartland Narrative Feature – Belong To Us, directed by Patrick Rea
Best Narrative Feature – Tatterdemalion, directed by Ramaa Mosley

Special Honors

The Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award Winners – Tiger Ji, director of Pluto & Tommy Regan, director of Pussy Willows


Photos Courtesy of Larry Levenson and Jenny Wheat
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