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Tallgrass Film Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners

Tallgrass Film Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners


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The 13th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival came to an end over the weekend with the Closing Night Gala screening of Ian and Eshom Nelms’ “Waffle Street.” Overall, the five-day festival screened 203 films, including 54 features and 149 short films, 15 of which walked home with award wins.

“The programming staff set up a challenge for ourselves in trying to single out a handful of winners and special citations among the host of truly outstanding films we were fortunate enough to bring to Tallgrass this year,” Director of Programming and Operations Nick Pope said. “As part of our mission to bring off-beat and exceptional fare to Wichita’s movie-loving audiences, the selections we made represented some very special work in cinema that we wanted to highlight and underline even amongst one of the strongest programs we have had to date.”

Below are the Tallgrass Film Festival award winners.

Vimeo Audience Awards
Audience Award Winning Narrative Film
IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG, Directed by Emily Ting
Vimeo Audience Award Winning Documentary Film
UNBRANDED, Directed by Phillip Barbeau
Vimeo Audience Award winning Short Film
BIS GLIECH (Germany), directed Benjamin Wolff
Golden Strands & Programming Awards
Best Emerging Student Award
THE GIRL, WHO’S SHADOW REFLECTS THE MOON, Directed by Walaa Al Alawi (Syria)
Best Kansas Short Film Award
EPIC OF HERSHEY, Douglas McGinness, New York/Wichita, KS
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Female Filmmaker
Emily Ting, IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG 

Golden Strands Award for Courage in Filmmaking
PERVERT PARK, Directed by Frida & Lasse Barkfors of Sweden
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Cinematography
OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH, Sebastian Humphreys
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Ensemble Cast
TANGERINE
Golden Strands Vanguard Award for Dedication to the Craft Of Filmmaking
R.G. Miller, DOUBLE DIGITS (Award designed by Fisch Haus)
Golden Strands Award, Best First Feature
DOUBLE DIGITS: THE STORY OF A NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE STAR, Directed by Justin Johnson
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Documentary Short Film:
 LAST DAY OF FREEDOM, Directors Dee Hibbert-Jones/Nomi Talisman
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Narrative Short Film:
GUEST ROOM, Directed by Joshua Tate
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Documentary Feature
ARMOR OF LIGHT, Abigail Disney & Kathleen Hughes
Golden Strands Award, Outstanding Narrative Feature
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, Directed by Matt Sobel

READ MORE: Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup, Including ‘Band of Robbers,’ ‘Waffle Street’ and More

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