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Right To Harm
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Safe States - Anthony Ladesich
Best Documentary Short: Discovering Tommie Atkins: The Revelation Of His Creek Nation Legacy-Lyle Gibson
Age Of Bryce - Brian Elliott & David Feagan
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NOVEMBER 7th, 2019
Directed by Brian Rose, In November 2006, Jesse Ross traveled Chicago to participate in an academic conference. While attending a meeting, he rose from his chair and walked out of the room. He has not been seen or heard from since. “When I Last Saw Jesse” is the story of what happened in Chicago that night, and the impact of his sudden and mysterious absence on his family and friends. Filmmaker in attendance.
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The film documents 4 key alternative therapies that are impactful at decreasing the negative effects of PTSD. This film highlights three non-profit organizations near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Missouri and one non-profit outside of Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA. The film CHRONICLES their unwavering pursuit to help active duty military & veterans in their hour of need. Their efforts are honorable, and SO critical. We need to band together to support and heal our Heroes! https://www.kansasfilm.com/artists/the-journey-back-to-normal-a-look-at-complementary-therapies-to-combat-ptsd/Find out more »
Directed by Michael Kasino, Rigged tells the story of how the principle of "one person, one vote" is being compromised and how American citizens are fighting back. https://www.kansasfilm.com/artists/rigged-the-voter-suppression-playbook/Find out more »
In a post-apocalyptic world, a young man and a detached hermit attempt to form a friendship amongst suspicions about the young man’s past and the threat of outside invaders. https://www.kansasfilm.com/artists/a-knights-tour/Find out more »
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A young woman kidnaps an old man from a nursing home. A road trip fueled by hate can only end in disaster. https://www.kansasfilm.com/artists/finding-alice/Find out more »
The Money Stone is the coming-of-age story of two boys chasing their dreams among the gold mines of Ghana. https://www.kansasfilm.com/artists/the-money-stone/Find out more »
Directed by Roberto Carmona, DAKOTA tells the story of a week in the life of a talented but aimless singer, besieged by a failed relationship and struggling to make peace with her past. Desperate to prove that she isn’t a failure, she revisits her musical ambitions and embarks on a new path - albeit, not a straight one. https://www.kansasfilm.com/artists/dakota/Find out more »
Filmmakers are the heartbeat of the Kansas International Film Festival.
Cultivating careers is central to our core values and vision. KIFF supports early-career film artists as well as more well- known artists in the film industry. Accomplished and legendary auteurs have visited our fest. We’ve welcomed actor and activist, Ed Asner, horror icon George Romero, and special effects wizard Tom Savini. Experimental filmmakers Guy Maddin, Barbara Hammer, and Stan Brakhage, have graced our stages while liminaries like Debra Zimmerman, executive director of Women Make Movies have joined us. Many others from Scott Biao to Forest Akerman have stayed with us and many more will come. There is, of course, one we could never do without... you!