We are back to weekly meetings!

TONIGHT! Steph Scupham, Kansas City Film Commissioner!

2/18 – Screening of past EPTAS shorts. Note: this will be exactly 4 weeks prior to EPTAS submission deadline.
The Girl With Paint On Her Face – Kaitlyn Long
Shadow Box – Matt Connolly
Playing With Fire – Timothy Harvey
2/25 – KCWIFT is having an event in honor of black history talking about the influence on the film community.
Location: Buffalo Room in Westport

3.4 – Joe Hayen – Inventor of the EPTAS – Making documentaries.

3/11 – Morgan Cooper. Talking about his work as DP on numerous projects.
Film Industry Training Seminars LLC presents Beyond The Basics – Film Crew Essentials in Lawrence.
Sat, 14 February 2015, 10:00 AM – Sun, 15 February 2015, 5:00 PM
Oldfather Studios – 1621 West 9th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Prices range from $85-$400. US War Veterans can attend for free.

Wild West Film Fest: 1152 Hour Film Festival, began 2/6. Films due @ midnight March 26th.Entry fee is $100 and you can still enter!

IFCKC Presents: Call For Scripts!
Subject matter and content is wide open, with only one real requirement: The films produced by the IFCKC are meant to show the best of what our talented members and the wider Kansas City film community can do, and why Kansas City is a great place to make independent film.

Qualifying scripts must be 15 minutes or less, formatted in standard industry script form, and submitted as a PDF to [email protected] on or before April 30th, 2015.

BLUE HEAVEN Premiere – 2/26/2015 @ Screenland Armour 7pm
Dir. by Johnny Dailey. Starring Johanna Brooks, Frank Portillo, Doug Dowell, Chris Bylsma, Davis DeRock.
Just announced: Q&A with the cast and crew!

If you want your film screened here, go for it! It’s beneficial to hear other people’s thoughts about your project!

We’re going after grant money! Help us raise the funds! Rent equipment, renew your membership, or donate out of the kindness of your beautiful heart. We need to raise $1,500 to earn 1,500.

The 2014-15 IFCKC Board is:
Tim Harvey – President
Maia Ades – Vice President
Ted Smith – Treasurer
Karen Igla – Board
Alden Miller – Board
Kim Igla – Board
Dan Handley – Board
Micah Husereaux – Board

Rent our equipment please! 😀 Prices are extremely reasonable. Equipment pricing/rental sheets on website Prices have been reduced!
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2015 will be the year of film production for the IFC. The plan is to produce 4 films, featuring the best of Kansas City’s talent, and to serve as a working classroom for anyone interested in working in film.

Our first Film Festival of 2015 will be the return of Every Picture Tells a Story! March 28th is the screening. We’re still working on choosing the venue. Entry fee is $15 to IFCKC members, $20 for non-members. DEADLINE: March 18th.

Turn in digital files for upcoming screening events please. Please note: Use H.264, Mpeg4 or Avi. Data DVDs are OK (not a burned dvd. if you don’t know what this means. just don’t do it. really)! We had a few KIFF entries that were in ProRes, which is an unnecessarily large format for our purposes.

Also remember: From now on we will not be accepting any copyrighted music WITHOUT authorizations. We will be asking for the authorizations. So have them. There are a ton of examples of these documents online. If you have trouble finding them, ask Tim about it and he can help you.

Tim is a member on the film commision, which is a big benefit to us. He’s kind of a big deal.

The Writer’s Place would be a great resource!

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Sign up for membership – $30/year (really inexpensive for the awesome goodies you get) now via credit card! Can pay or renew online – via PayPal. First time members: if you sign up online, be sure to email me with your T-shirt size. Don’t remember your renewal date??? Ask me! Renewal Notices are emailed each month. Email me with any questions.

New tiered membership!
As a member, the IFC will reimburse half of your entry fee to an out of town film festival if you are accepted. Proof of receipt required, cap of $200 per project per year. Will accept up to one year back.
MAIA ADES- Vice President
Thanks for coming!

KIMBERLY IGLA – SECRETARY – INTERN no longer….she just wants to be like Jordan
Actor’s showcase updates! This season will be pre-recorded. I’ll be shooting everyone’s minute long monologues and editing them together to be screened during the event. What a fun new twist! Whoo!


Find him on facebook—let him know what you want to see during the second half of our meetings.
DAN HANDLEY – Board Member

I am getting ready to start compiling a list of resources for local filmmakers. If you have any resources that you know of or utilize, or resources you are looking for or think others might need that someone can look for you, contact me at [email protected] .
SELF – PROMOTION (moderated by Timothy)
If you are a new person, please don’t forget to add your contact info to the IFC mailing list signup.

Write a script and submit it to KCWIFT’s screenplay contest! You get a discount on the submission fee if you’re an IFCKC member! The winner gets a prize! Check the info at

SCOTT JOLLY – With his friend Jordan (shown below), they have a wide variety of equipment. They love to help out on people’s films and put their equipment to use. [email protected] 816.686.3851 WEBSITE :

JORDAN MARABLE – He’s been working with Scott for about 8 months. He loves camera operating and other crew work. He wants to help! 785.741.0919 [email protected]

BRIAN BOYE – He’s almost done with his project! Came across an article that has a bunch of links to other stories and interesting resources for aspiring documentary filmmakers!

JASON TURNER – He’s taking his acting career more seriously. He has an agent now! He is still working on Iron City Chronicles! He made a comic book! It’s available on Amazon, but save your shipping costs and get one from him personally!

MICAH HUSEREAUX – Does photography for events and sets. Contact him! [email protected]

RACHEL MANNA – Adobe User Group announced that they have a site you can get public domain stuff! Pictures, audio, and video!

KENNETH – He’s from Kenya, has done lots of Shakespeare’s work, and voiceover. He loves KC and is looking forward to working with everyone! He did lots of work all across Africa!

JAKE BROWN – Has lots of experience in the business side of entertainment and wants to be used as a resource! [email protected] 913.909.8616

EMILY HEROLD – Camera operator and AC/DIT Is starting to make her own short films again! Camera operator for a film going to sundance, Courtesan, directed by Misti Boland & Jeremy Osbern. 816.810.9713.

ALEX BROTHERTON – Has cameras, but wants to get back into films. Contact him about acting for a film.

TJ KIMBROUGH-FRENCH – Wants to get more into acting and crew work! Contact him! [email protected]

VERONICA – Is an actor, singer and dancer. Experienced in front of the camera. Now she’s writing and shooting her own productions. Wants to get more involved! Contact her!

CHRIS BYLSMA – He knows what people are looking for in a reel, and he knows how to put them together well. Contact him!

BRANDON CURRY – Film made based off a classical piece titled Saturn. It’s about the effect of aging. He has the basic story line, but needs to work out the specific details. In pre-production! 816-589-4308 [email protected]

CHANCE WILLIAMS – Is here to learn how to make movies! Wants to do absolutely anything on a film set! 816.416.6792

DAVIS DEROCK – Has some successful films out there

DAVID WINGER – Would love to work audio for people! Contact him! [email protected]

Anne – Dick’s wife! She’s excited to learn more about film!

Daniel Banks – Wants to work on people’s projects! Has a theater degree he wants to use!

Garrett – Main focus is writing! But wants to help in other ways as well!

Joe / Jerry – Next Wednesday: Local music night. Every kind of music you can imagine! Hundreds of groups for $25. But on Thursday, screenings start for free! Drawing a link between musicians and film. Could definitely use 5 volunteers.

Maxine – Actor getting back in the game! She had a blast and wants to help out when possible!

Thomas – Volunteers for the film society board. Is super excited to hear from Steph!