13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival: Call for Submissions

“One of the foremost regional festivals in the country, showcasing exciting new movies and festival hits that otherwise probably wouldn’t make their way to the heartland…a wonderful festival, and a reminder that New York and L.A. don’t have the market cornered on vibrant film culture.” –Flavorwire
TFA announces the call for submissions for the 13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, October 14-18, 2015 in and around Wichita, Kansas. Learn more about one of MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee and submit your film today.

The largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas, the 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival received over 1400 submissions and screened 206 (49 feature, 157 short) films from 34 countries around the world, to an audience of nearly 14,000. Plus, Kansas and Emerging Student Filmmakers submit for free.

“We had three of our biggest wins at Tallgrass. We showed to our biggest audience, we got to meet really cool filmmakers and we got a distribution offer… in addition to all that Tallgrass was also the most fun I had at any festival I’ve been to.” – Jack Bryan, Director, THE LIVING

Cash Awards:

  • Audience Award Winning Documentary Feature: $1,000
  • Audience Award Winning Narrative Feature: $1,000
  • Stubbornly Independent Gala Winner: $2,500 plus assorted prizes
  • Audience Award Winning Short Film: $500


  • Early Bird: April 15, 2015
  • Regular: June 10, 2015
  • Late: July 1, 2015
  • WAB Extended: July 8, 2015

Find out about fees, program categories & more >