Film Commission Hearings

There is an effort underway to get a full-time Film Commissioner for Kansas City. This could be a tremendous boon to the area, so if you want to show your support, there is a public hearing this weekend, and another the following week.

From Our Members – Best & Worst Films of 2013

Trey Hock – Scene-Stealers – Top 10 Underrated Movies of 2013

Trey Hock, Trevan McGee & Eric Melin – Scene-Stealers Podcast – Best of 2013 (Part 1 & Part 2)

Eric Melin – Lawrence Journal-World & Scene-Stealers – Top 10 Movies of 2013 (and More)

Russ Simmons – The Screening Room on Fox 4 – Best and Worst Movies of 2013

Nathan Swank – Flix 66 – The Ten Best Movies of 2013

From Our Members – Best & Worst Films of 2013

Part 1 of our annual roundup:

Phil Boatwright – Preview Online – The Best, the Worst and the Could-Have-Beens

Robert Butler – Butler’s Cinema Scene – Ten Best of 2013

Robert Butler, Cynthia Haines & Steve Walker – Up to Date – Top 10 Indie, Foreign & Documentary Films of 2013

Jon Niccum – The Kansas City Star – Best & Worst

Jack Poessiger – KC Confidential – Jack’s Best (& Worst) Nights of “Flickering” in the Darkness

Alan Rapp – Razorfine – Top 13 Movies of 2013

Michael D. Smith – KC Metropolis – Top Films of 2013

The Winners of the 47th Annual Loutzenhiser Awards Are…..

On December 15th, 2013, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle announced the winners of its 47th annual awards –

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave

Robert Altman Award for Best Director – Tie: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity & Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Film – Tie: Despicable Me 2 & Frozen

Best Foreign Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color (France)

Best Documentary: The Act of Killing

Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: Her

From Our Members – Week of Oct.11-17, 2013

Features and media appearances by some of KCFCC’s members:

Dan Lybarger interviews Alexandre Moors for The Pitch about his new film, Blue Caprice.

Russ Simmons, Loey Lockerby & Michael A. Smith were on Central Standard Friday on KCUR-FM, offering reviews and an interview with Susan Ruiz, whose father, Harold Finch, is the subject of the fictionalized local film Unlimited.

Eric Melin, Trevan McGee & Trey Hock offer reviews of Captain Phillips, Blue Caprice & Gravity on the Scene-Stealers podcast.

Marie Asner reviewed four entries from the Kansas International Film Festival for Phantom Tollbooth – Sal, Four Days in Chicago, Madship & Conducting Hope.