Kansas Thespian Filmworks is a film event and festival for high school students (Grades 9-12) in Kansas. Participating students must attend a school with an active ITS Troupe. Students will have one week to write, produce, and edit a short film. The film must include a set of specific criteria (selection of genre from a list, a line of dialogue, and a specific costume item or prop).

The contest will open at 7:30 am on Friday, November 1 and will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 10.

The live screening event and awards ceremony will be at the Kansas Thespian Festival in Wichita Kansas in January 2019.

Registration must be received no later than Friday October 5th and payment must be received by Friday October 26th..

All other information (including registration) can be found at www.kansasthespians.com

Awards will be available in the following categories:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The creative team(s) who produced the winning film(s) will also receive the following:
-A Public Screening of their film at the Kansas Thespian Festival
-A Superior Rating for the Film IE at the Kansas Thespian Festival
-A Chance to Participate in the Filmworks program at the International Thespian Festival

-Team leaders must be high school students (grades 9-12) attending a school with a current ITS troupe. Adults may participate as actors only. They will not be eligible for acting awards.

-The film must be made in the one week period of time. All footage must be original to the film. No stock footage is allowed. The body of the film can be no longer than 5 minutes. Films will have 1 additional minute for end credits. Any credits at the beginning of the film will count toward the 5 minutes allowed for the body of the film.

-All legal permissions and rights must be obtained prior to the submission of the film. Releases and necessary paperwork can be found at www.kansasthespians.com. All necessary paperwork must be emailed as PDFs to megan.upton-tyner@usd262.net by the film submission deadline. Credits may be required in the film. See the website for more details.

Additional rules and information can be found at www.kansasthespians.com.

Failure to follow any of the listed rules (either here or on the website) will result in disqualification.