The Kansas International Film Festival celebrates its 15th annual program this Friday at the Glenwood Arts Theatre in Overland Park. The week-long competition features over 80 features, documentaries, shorts, and animated films from around the world. The Jury Awards for Best Social Justice Documentary and Best Feature Narrative Film will be presented at the Filmmaker Recognition Brunch on Sunday, November 9, while the Audience Awards will be announced at the Closing Night Party on Thursday, November 12.
In addition to a two-night animation showcase and Canada’s Top Ten lineup from the Toronto International Film Festival, two special programs will spotlight moviemaking in the Kansas City area. 12 locally made films will screen on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10, including the Independent Film Coalition’s Terror on the Plains IV, Benjamin Meade’s Woke Up This Mornin’ in the Arkansas Delta, and Anthony Ladesich’s Be it ever so humble, there’s no place; Cosmic Collaborations and Kansas City Jazz… From the Brush to the Mop.
For tickets and showtimes, visit KansasFilm.com.