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“Kevin” and “Wish Me Away” Top Awards at Wichita’s Tallgrass Film Festival

"Kevin" and "Wish Me Away" Top Awards at Wichita's Tallgrass Film Festival

This weekend, at the close of Wichita’s Tallgrass Film Festival, the 9th edition of the festival announced its 2011 winners, with Lynne Ramsay’s Tilda Swinton-starrer “We Need to Talk About Kevin” as well as Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf’s documentary about country star Chely Wright’s coming out, “Wish Me Away,” taking home the festival’s programming awards.

Golden Strands Programming Awards

“We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Lynn Ramsay
“Wish Me Away,” Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

Audience Awards

“The Selling,” Emily Lou

Runner Up:
“The Encore of Tony Duran,” Fred Sayeg

“Just Like Us,” Ahmed Ahmed

Runner Up:
“The Clean Bin Project,” Grant Baldwin

Best Short Film:
“Incident in New Baghdad,” Jim Spione

Best High School Short Film:
“Highway 9,” Parke Metzer

Best Kansas Short:
“Get Off My Porch,” Patrick Rea

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