EDA Awards @ Tallgrass Film Festival 2023 – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women film Journalists partnered with Tallgrass Film Festival to present EDA Awards for Best Female Directed Films at the festival’s 21st edition, held in Wichita, Kansas from October 5 to 8, 2023. This is the third consecutive year of the partnership. With “Stubbornly Independent” as its motto, Tallgrass Film Festival, one of the nation’s leading regional film festivals, founded in 2003, aims to foster an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film. Women in film are high priority on the festival’s agenda and the program presents a high percentage of female-directed films.

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Tallgrass Film Festival Filmmaker Sarah Moshman on UNBOUND – Jennifer Merin interviews

Sarah Moshman won AWFJ’s EDA Award @ Tallgrass Film Festival for Best Female-Directed Short for Unbound, a character-driven drama inspired by a true story. Unbound is set in the 1980’s and follows the NASA Mission Specialist who paved the way as the first mother in space. Weeks before giving birth to her first child, Dr. Anna Fisher is chosen for a mission to space. Although the decision to go is easy, Anna is faced with the difficult intersection of motherhood and ambition on the way to her dream. AWFJ spoke with Sarah Moshman about her film, her creative process and her plans for the future.

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AWFJ Presents EDA Awards at Tallgrass Film Festival 2022 – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women film Journalists is partnering with Tallgrass Film Festival to present EDA Awards for Best Female Directed Films at the festival’s 20th edition, taking place in Wichita, Kansas from September 28 to October 2, 2022. This is the second consecutive year of the partnership.

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AWFJ EDA Awards @ Tallgrass Film Fest: The Winners – Jennifer Merin reports

The Alliance of Women film Journalists partnered with Tallgrass Film Festival to present EDA Awards for Best Female Directed Films at the festival’s 19th edition, held in Wichita, Kansas from October 20 – 24, 2921. One of the nation’s leading regional film festivals, Tallgrass Film Festival dubs itself as stubbornly independent and aims to foster an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film. Women in film are high priority on the festival’s agenda. This year, the festival presented 44 features and 128 shorts for in-person screenings.

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ONE PINT AT A TIME – Review by Lonita Cook

Documentary One Pint at a Time, a nominee for the Gordon Parks Black Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the 2021 Tallgrass Film Festival, chronicles the history of brewing and institutional practices of constriction as they visit emerging brewers around the nation cold smashin’ their dreams in a delicious demonstration of craftspersonship.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Melanie Addington redirects from Oxford to Wichita – Brandy McDonnell reports

Melanie Addington, longtime executive director of Mississippi’s Oxford Film Festival, has accepted the executive director position at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas. Under Addington’s guidance, Oxford Film Festival became one of the first film festivals in the country to offer in-person screenings and successfully rolled out a new branding of the overarching organization as “OxFilm,” reflecting its growth as a year-round entity with programs the local filmmaking community and film fans have embraced

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SPOTLIGHT July 2020: Melanie Addington, Oxford Film Festival Director, Filmmaker, Film Activist

Melanie Addington is an unstoppable cinema activist and advocate. As festival director and programmer, she’s constantly and tirelessly pushing for positive change — for diversity and inclusion, better representation of marginalized people, and filmmaking that tells stories of various regions and cultures that enrich our American life. She’s an iconic filmenista who illuminates the way for indie filmmakers and she truly deserves to be in AWFJ’s SPOTLIGHT..

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN News: McGowan @ Tallgrass FF, Gerwig @ Austin FF, Payday for Jenkins, Curtis and HALLOWEEN — Brandy McDonnell reports

Rose McGowan is being honored by the Tallgrass International Film Festival in Wichita, Greta Gerwig’s well-reviewed ‘Lady Bird’ has been

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