Tallgrass Film Association presents
Down to the Wire Showcase

Sunday, June 22nd - 07:00 PM


Tickets: $10 General Admission

A curated team of Tallgrass Film Festival programmers and CreativeRush advisors will screen each film and select the top ten, which will then be showcased at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 22nd.

The showcase is open to the public. A VIP Panel of judges (including media personality Anita Cochran and Mindfire Academy’s Jason Opat) will live critique each film and the winners will receive prizes as listed below. The evening is hosted by Sarah Kallail.

For the third consecutive year, Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab and CreativeRush unite forDOWN TO THE WIRE: A 24 Hour Film Race, presented by Blacktop Nationals. In 2013, 37 teams raced and more than 700 people showed up to support Wichita’s filmmaking community at the Top 10 Film Showcase on Sunday night. New this year is a $500 cash prize for the Best Emerging Student Film – eligible teams will be comprised of elementary, middle and high school students.

The race takes place from June 20-22 and participants can enter on their own as a team of one or with up to fifteen people. Teams have 24 hours to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film that is six minutes or less. All films are required to include four elements that are randomly selected at the beginning of the race.

This year’s race will allow teams to shoot their films during the daylight hours as therace time changes from 7:00 am on Saturday to 7:00 am on Sunday. (See below for full schedule.) A mandatory Director’s meeting will also be added to the lineup on Saturday morning.

The winning team as selected by the judges will receive a $1,000 filmmaking grant from Vimeo, 15-day’s worth of studio time at Mindfire Academy (including use of cameras, green screen, iMac work stations with Adobe Master Collection and Audio Suite with Pro-Tools) valued at $15,000, a Gala Screening at the 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival and more (see below for details.)

DTTW is presented by Blacktop Nationals, with additional sponsorship from Vimeo,Mindfire Academy, the Wichita Orpheum Theatre, LipShtick Productions and KMUW.

For a full description of rules and regulations visit DTTWFilmRace.com.