Alamo Drafthouse Theater



June 17th – TONIGHT!
Audio Twins SEMINAR, unfortunately, has to be rescheduled. Tonight we will have a few of the EPTAS films, specifically, the two we couldn’t screen on the night of the contest. (we also have a few ONS films on the drive, should you want to see those.)

June 20th – ONE NIGHT STAND, at THE TIVOLI! Kickoff is at 8am Thou Mayest, 10 hours later, we meet at The Tivoli.



We’ll be having some folks along from CinemaKC who will be shooting some BTS footage and getting interviews about the event.
We’d also like each team to shoot BTS footage of their day… good and bad. We’ll have some folks checking in with teams to shoot some, then they will put together a rough edit and that will be screened following the competition screening, while the judges make their decision.

June 24th – Film Society KC Presents 
Altman Summer BBQ Fundraiser

6-9PM, The Guild KC

The IFCKC will have a table, and we’ll be speaking about what’s coming up with our productions, Fringe, and more.

“What does your ticket to the 2015 Altman Summer BBQ get you on Wednesday, June 24th?

A BBQ feast from the American Royal, award-winning Firebug BBQ, a selection of beer from KC’s new micro-brewery Torn Label, mixed drinks from Tito’s Vodka, treats from Morgana’s Gluten-Free Delights and more!

Our raffle will feature a production day at Outpost Worldwide studios, movie nights at any Screenland theatre thanks to CinemaKC, a gift certificate to Re-Runs Vintage Apparel, a signed print from The Wade Brothers and more!

Our entertainment will be KC’s own DJ Sheppa, who recently performed at SXSW and has been the city’s top DJ for the past decade.”

Tickets are $30 and are available at:

Event Brite – Tickets 

We will not be having a meeting that night, and we encourage you all to go!

June 27th & 28th: Maker Faire! B-level will be aaaall about KC Film. We will have a booth. We’ll be screening films, discussing the IFCKC, and demonstrating some of the cost-effective ways we make great films for small amounts of money. Got a great tip or homemade piece of gear that works great? Let us know so we can show it off!

July 16th – 26th – KC FRINGE FESTIVAL
We have screening dates!
Tuesday 21st – 7:30 PM
Thursday 23rd – 10:00 PM
Saturday 25th – 3:30 PM
Screenland Crossroads will be the venue.


2015 will be the year we begin film production for the IFCKC, by the IFCKC. The plan is to produce at least 2 films this year, featuring the best of Kansas City’s talent, and to serve as a working classroom for anyone interested in working in film. Ultimately we look to produce 4 films/working classrooms a year, going forward.

Our first script will be Paula Smith’s, AN URN FOR CALVIN. Congrats to Paula!!

We are in the process of selecting the the primary production crew and setting dates for production, and will keep you updated!

Equipment Rental:

Rent our equipment please! Prices are super reasonable. Equipment pricing/rental sheets on website Prices have been reduced!

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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.

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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! Ask us about Premier Level.

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.

Reminder: The IFCKC works, if you work it. Don’t hesitate to network and make friends. Get on shoots.

Actor Showcase is on the IFCKC’s YouTube! Get hyped, get hyped, get hyped! Get on my level, bro. I mean it. Thanks for coming to support my film tonight! Get even more hyped.

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

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] .

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Subscribe to our emails, join our Facebook group page, follow us on Twitter, visit our website, and be our friend!

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.

Dillon Worthington – Composer! Wants to score your film!

Ryan McChesney – Wants people to help him with marketing and posters! Like the film “The Campaigners” on facebook and in real life.

Brady – Just graduated high school! Wants experience and wants to learn! Put him on your set!

Pat Lamb – Playing John McCain in a play about an Obama love story. They need more actors to play other political figures.

Maia – Is going to be a documentarian for ONS this year! Looking for audio people among other things! Talk to her!

David – Just retired from police work. He loves writing. And wants to learn more about DP work.

Karen Igla – Script Supervisors are a necessary component to your film set. Your editor will thank you immensely. Notes from your set will save you an incredible amount of time. They also help you with continuity!


It’s always about thinking and planning ahead.

K.I.S.S: Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Be sure everyone on your team understands what’s expected. If a crew member is new, communicate with them what needs to be done.

Make signs to help alert strangers for where your filming. When every second counts, you can’t waste a take on a surprise walk on.

Be sure you don’t have issues with copyrighted images or product placement. Turn labels away from the camera, don’t wear shirts with logos. Simple enough.

Supplying meals? At least have beverages. Maybe some snacks if you wanna be a good person. If you aren’t feeling like being a good person, you could always tell your crew to bring a sack lunch. People probably won’t protest.

Be ready with crew, gear, cast and money.

Keeping on schedule. A script supervisor or unit production manager would be useful. It’s very easy to lose track of time. Don’t squander it, and have someone keep you on track.

Your most valuable treasure for an ONS is a fast editor. Be sure you leave them enough time. Always be thinking about how much time they will need. You could even hand footage to the editor during the shoot. Or have them work on the opening and closing credits when there isn’t anything else to cut.

Audio is crucial. Even in a timed competition, audio is key. People will forgive bad picture over bad audio. And having good audio in an ONS/48 is even more respectable, since it’s an often and tragically overlooked factor.

Find versatile actors. You never know where your story is going to go, so have actors that are willing to go out of their comfort zone. If they don’t know how to do that, they probably shouldn’t be an actor..but that’s just me.

As a director, be stern, but not too fierce. Don’t let the nerves and the pressure of timed competitions get to you and turn you into a monster.

These competitions are about building a skillset and supporting the community. Testing and challenging yourself. Things will not go perfectly. See how you react to setbacks and handle the difficulties.
Stay focused and stay in the moment. You only have 10 hours. So don’t waste your time by not getting in the groove and getting your job done.