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The Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City (IFCKC) in association with CinemaKC – a not-for-profit organization connecting groups devoted to film in Missouri and Kansas – will have their 2012 3/5/7 Tight Shorts Film Festival at January 25, 2012 at the Screenland Crown Center. A social mixer begins at 6:30 PM while the festival begins at 7:30 PM.

In its fourth year, the competition and short film festival was originally named the “357”, but has been rebranded to include “Tight Shorts”.

Matt Connolly, President of the IFCKC explains, “Adding the “Tight Shorts” helps clarify the filmmaking portion of the competition, and assists filmmakers in understanding what the parameters are.”

The term “3/5/7” refers to the length of the shorts that can be submitted and screened during the competition and festival. Films that are up to three minutes in length will screen during the “3” portion of the festival, with short films between three and five minutes screening during the “5” session, and independent film shorts between five and seven minutes to show during the “7” segment. Short films greater than seven minutes in length will not be granted admission into the competition, but may still screen during the festival at the discretion of the IFCKC’s selection committee. Awards for the winning films will be given in each category, including an Audience Choice Award.

Vickie Rocco, Vice President of the IFCKC states, “We are really excited about the 3/5/7 Tight Shorts Film Festival. We have seen some amazing work presented by filmmakers that really captures the spirit of what indie filmmaking is all about. We can‟t wait to see what this year‟s festival brings.”

The festival is open to an all-ages audience. Admission price for general audiences is $8 per person. IFCKC members receive a discounted entry price of $5 per person.

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CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Blackberry Castle Productions, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Tallgrass Film Festival, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.

CinemaKC’s Business Alliance includes Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Bazillion Animation, BicMedia, Haywood Marketing Communications, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Studio, Prizm Productions, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort KC, Substream Music & Sound Design, T2, Arnold Imaging, Mile Deep Films and Print Tekk,

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