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17th Annual KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Nov. 3-9, 2017

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The Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF) was founded in 2001 as a Kansas based non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of independent and classic cinema. As a premier cultural and educational event in greater Kansas City, KIFF stands alone as a movie purist’s delight, focusing on documentary, narrative, and animated independent films. The festival culminates in the presentation of several awards, including an Audience Award in each category based on audience votes. KIFF attracts local, regional, and national work, as well as recognizing visiting filmmakers and screen personalities. The festival also allows for increasing public awareness of independent and classic cinema as a cultural, economic, and educational asset.

This year we have 190 films from 31 countries. Our opening night film will be LAST FLAG FLYING starring Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston.

The Kansas International Film Festival received a 501(c)(3) designation in January 2001 under the corporation name of Photoplay, Inc. Representatives of the board of directors include filmmakers, film distributors, educators, theatre owners, and film historians. Venues for KIFF screenings are provided by the Fine Arts Theatre Group.

Each year the Festival Board seeks diverse programming that will entertain and inform our savvy movie-going audiences. We have been privileged to present some of the best films that may not otherwise have a chance to play in our area. We look forward to another year of fantastic cinema!

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Locations and Showtimes

  • Glenwood Arts

    KIFF begins Nov. 3rd with 190 films from 31 countries in just one week.
    Individual Tickets and festival passes are now on sale.
    Normal ticket prices apply.
    Get them early before they are gone!
    Opening Night Film Is LAST FLAG STANDING


    Buy tickets online