KANSAS CITY, MO – CinemaKC, a newly formed not-for-profit organization connecting film related groups in Kansas and Missouri, will salute the University of Missouri-Kansas City Film Department on Thursday, October 28 with a screening at the Screenland Crown Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by an informal mixer at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include screening of a variety of student media work â€“ animation, documentary, fiction and promotional from every level of experience. Talk with faculty from the department, as well as current students and recent graduates, to find out more about whatâ€™s happening in Film & Media Arts at UMKC and the special opportunities that our position in the urban core provides our students and others in the metro area. Work made as a part of our extensive internship program will be featured as will opportunities for local media producers to work with and mentor students.
The films will conclude with a Q&A from the several filmmakers who will be in attendance.
A donation of $10.00 for general public and $5 for students and IFC members with ID is suggested. UMKC Students are free with ID.
Founder of CinemaKC, John Shipp comments, “The last event we did at CinemaKC with our partner organization the IFC-KC, was proof that our local industry is coming together in a very visible way. There were people sharing great ideas â€“ it was incredible.”
“Our students coming out of some our local institutes teaching film and video craft are the future of the industry in this city,” says Shipp. “We want to help set up a structure in which our emerging filmmakers are encouraged to stay in this area, and to that end we’re providing them a showcase where their hard work can be seen and appreciated.”
As well as the periodic showcases at Screenland Crown Center, CinemaKC will encourage alliances between area filmmakers at its website, cinemakc.org. The organization will be heavily reliant on social networking to connect the various film and related associations by hosting space on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.â€¨Future showcase screenings will include other strategic partners of CinemaKC (see below for a current list). The list is expected to grow as more organizations get involved.
CinemaKC is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991.â€¨â€¨For more information contact John Shipp at 816-718-4337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.