Sunday Night Showcase


MARY JANE TEALL THEATER

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

6:00PM : DOORS OPEN | 7:00PM : SHOWCASE STARTS

Immediately after films are submitted at mamafilm the morning of Sunday, September 29th, a preliminary round is screened by an anonymous board who score each film to create a Top 15. The VIP judges - Lacy Barnes (Atlanta), Alan Calpe (New York City), and returning DTTW VIP, Savannah Rodgers (Los Angeles) make the final choices and guide filmmakers with advice during the live showcase. This lineup is kept secret until 7:00pm when the Sunday Night Showcase begins. Teams wait in anticipation to see if their hard work makes it on the huge LED screen at Mary Jane Teall Theater in Century II.

reveal of the Top 15 Films are emceed by Meghan Welch & Byron J Love

Top films have a chance to win prizes that include platforms for screening their work, cash, and tickets to exclusive filmmaking events.

VIP JUDGES

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Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Lacy Barnes is currently enrolled in the Wardrobe Technician and Costume Design Specialist certificate program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Having recently costume designed her first film, “Illegal Rose,” Lacy serves as the wardrobe technician for Ballethnic Dance Company's annual productions of the Urban Nutcracker and The Leopard’s Tale and has participated in other costume/wardrobe tech projects that include the new Twitter TV sensation, "Power Star Live," and commercials for RaceTrac, Invitation Homes, Spectracide and Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts. After being commissioned to create a gown and costume for a contestant in the Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Pageant, Lacy's designs won for "Best Evening Gown Design" and "Best Costume Design."

Prior to concentrating fully on a career in costume design, Lacy spent time in the advertising and events industries, managing multicultural consumer activations for blue chip clients Verizon, Powerade and adidas. Barnes worked under legendary television and live events producer Don Mischer as a production coordinator for the NBC telecast of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. In 2013, Lacy joined Coffee Bluff Pictures as a line producer for the award-winning documentary "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" and launched the fashion documentary "Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution" on the Tugg web-platform, creating on-demand audience theatre experiences in multiple U.S. markets.

An avid tennis player and certified USTA and ITA tennis official, Lacy served as Executive Vice President of the Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation for over 5 years. While studying Civil Engineering, Textile Engineering and Industrial Management at Georgia Tech, Lacy started her extensive collection of vintage couture patterns, and currently has a special interest in collaborating with like-minded craftspeople and other phenomenal industry creatives.  | lacybarnesdesign.com


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Alan Calpe is a visual artist from NYC working primarily in video and performance. His work includes presentation at New Museum, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Anthology Film Archives (NY) as well as The Getty Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and LAXART and Telic Arts Exchange (CA).

He currently co-curates video screening programs as part of the Skowhegan Alliance. He is also an arts educator for organizations that include The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of the Moving Image, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Studio in a School and City Lore.

His most recent work was a long-term engagement with Kansas, as a collaborating artist of George Ferrandi’s Jump!Star project. He is excited to return to the Wichita’s thriving artist community as part of the DTTW jury this year.  | alancalpe.com

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Savannah Rodgers is a narrative and documentary filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. She is a TED Resident, an OutSet Fellow at Outfest, an Adobe Project 1324 award recipient, and a Narrative Shorts Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival. In 2018, she was recognized with the Spirit Award by Kansas City Women in Film and Television.

Savannah’s films have been featured at numerous film festivals worldwide, including Academy Award-qualifying events such as Slamdance and the Cleveland International Film Festival. Her newest comedic short film, QUEEN FOR A DAY, is currently on the festival circuit. Her short documentary DRAGTIVISTS received accolades from the Tallgrass Film Festival and Twister Alley International Film Festival. Her upcoming movies include a documentary on the 1997 film CHASING AMY and a surrealist short comedy called PANCAKE SKANK. In 2019, she will be inducted into the Austin Revolution Film Festival’s Hall of Fame.

In 2017, Savannah graduated from the University of Kansas. While studying at KU,
she was selected for the 2017 Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium and was a Finalist for the Horizon Award at the Sundance Film Festival. She is a former artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation and creative fellow at Artist INC.
She was named “Best Filmmaker/Videographer” by The Pitch Magazine in 2018. | savannahrodgers.com


THE PRIZES

TOP 4 AWARDS: Grand Prize, People’s Choice, Femmakers*, Student Spotlight* + MORE!

GRAND PRIZE

• $1,000 cash prize sponsored by The Arts Council

• Spring Screening @ mamafilm

• All-Access Passes to NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL : October 16-23

- FREE admission to all festival screenings (220+ movie options to choose from), with reservations
- Access to the XRM Media VIP Lounge at the New Orleans Advocate
- Entry to exclusive NOFF 2019 parties and receptions every night of the Festival, which MovieMaker Magazine says “set the bar for U.S. film festivals.”
- Priority entrance to all screenings

 
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FEMMAKERS

With a wordplay on female filmmakers, we want to celebrate the creativity of womxn in Wichita with this new award!

Even when it takes a village to pull off some of the things we do, we want to honour these outstanding womxn who through their endurance creating a short film in 24 hours shows excellence in storytelling and leadership. A Registered Team can qualify for the FEMMAKERS award if the team is an all-womxn team (of one to five registered members).

  • Cash Prize - $500 (and growing)

  • Free Passes to the Finishing School of Modern Women

  • WEEKENDER PASS to the NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL : October 16-23

    • Admission to all festival screenings and special presentations from Friday – Sunday, with prior reservations (approx. 60 options)

    • Admission to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night parties

    • Access to the XRM Media VIP Lounge at the New Orleans Advocate

    • Priority entrance to all screenings

Supported by:

  • Lela Meadow-Conner : mamafilm / Film Festival Alliance

  • Jill D. Miller : Business Consultant / Finishing School For Modern Women

  • Certified Placement Services, LLC

  • Connie Bonfy

  • Harvester Arts

 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

  • $250 cash prize supported by HutchCC Media

  • HUTCHCC MEDIA STUDIO

    • Full two (2) days filming at Hutchinson Community College Media Studio. Includes a 20’x26’x16’ (full cyc wall) green screen and Par4 overhead lights. HutchCC Media Program Coordinator is available for tech consults and to calendar your shoot days. $1000 value for Studio space and overhead lights.

  • WEEKENDER PASS to the NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL : October 16-23

      • Admission to all festival screenings and special presentations from Friday – Sunday, with prior reservations (approx. 60 options)

      • Admission to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night parties

      • Access to the XRM Media VIP Lounge at the New Orleans Advocate

      • Priority entrance to all screenings

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

All Sunday Night Showcase ticket holder have a chance to vote for their favorite film! We will count the ballots and announce this award winner!

It is a lot of hard work to make a short film and It’s even harder to make one in less than 24 hours. We love the filmmaking and our creative community. But we need your support to make it happen. Whether it’s $5 or $5,000, we need all the help we can get. You get to award the People’s Choice Award at DTTW this year! Spread the love of film, art, and beyond by contributing to Down to the Wire and the People’s Choice Award!

  • Cash Prize

  • Fall Screening @ the Studio School

  • All-Access Passes to NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL : October 16-23

    • FREE admission to all festival screenings (220+ movie options to choose from), with reservations

    • Access to the XRM Media VIP Lounge at the New Orleans Advocate

    • Entry to exclusive NOFF 2019 parties and receptions every night of the Festival, which MovieMaker Magazine says “set the bar for U.S. film festivals.”

    • Priority entrance to all screenings

 

The New Orleans Film Festival runs over the course of eight days with 500+ filmmakers from every corner of the world in attendance at 220+ films. New Orleans’ unique sense of place informs the festival experience– filmmakers, industry players, and cinephiles experience films and events at pop-up and passionately preserved historic venues, and rub elbows in Hollywood South amidst the strong undercurrent of revelry native to the Crescent City. From the Second Line parade following the opening night film to late-night cocktails, live music in historic mansions, and cinematic Mississippi River views, we hope all leave inspired, with an enduring story to tell and deeper connections to each other and to the art of film. NOFF is one of the few film festivals that is Oscar-qualifying in all three Academy-accredited categories.

mamafilm microcinema creates a destination for nurturers of all kinds to be entertained, inspired, and connected through communal viewing of movies and media. Screenings, in both traditional and non-traditional venues, are followed by intimate conversations between curators, experts, storytellers and audience members, and create space to reflect on both the universal and personal aspects of nurturing. This screening can be your own work or a night to show off your films with friends and family!