The Free State Festival celebrates the free spirit of the state Kansas with films that challenge, inspire, and entertain. This annual signature event brings independent films, live music, comedy and art installations to venues across the vibrant college town of Lawrence through programming support from community partners and its sponsoring organization, the Lawrence Arts Center.
We encourage filmmakers to look at our past film selections before submitting to see if your work would be a good fit for our programming. We enjoy films that exhibit innovative storytelling techniques, tackle compelling social issues and challenge our audiences in new ways.
Feature films must be a Lawrence, Kansas premiere.
Visit us online at freestatefestival.org.
- The filmmaker must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition.
-The Free State Film Festival will consider work-in-progress. Filmmakers must deliver the final format if accepted.
If your film or video is accepted for screening by the Free State Festival, you agree to and understand the following:
FORMAT: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form.
SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Free State Festival.
LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of the festival. However, if loss or damage occurs, The Free State Festival cannot accept or assume responsibility.