The festival kicks of Oct. 12, with an opening night movie and gala. The event continues with showings at 10 venues through-out downtown Wichita, several VIP events, filmmaker labs and filmmaker round tables.

Tickets to most movies are $10 for adults, and $8 for students, teachers, seniors and military. Matinees showings, starting before 5 p.m., on Thursday and Friday are just $5. Tickets to the opening night movie and gala at the Wichita Boathouse are $25. There’s a Binge Pass for $50 that allows you to bite off as much festival as you can chew on Saturday. That includes the opportunity to view more than 25 movies and attend the Stubbornly Independent Gala and After Party. For those who want to enjoy even more Festival, there’s a $220 Tall Pass that allows you to see as many films as you want and gives you access to all VIP Events and galas.

New this year is a day of race-related films on Sat., Oct. 12, at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. The day includes the showing of three revealing documentaries and concludes with a panel discussion on race from 4-5 p.m. The free panel discussion will feature filmmakers from the preceding films, joined by local scholars to discuss common themes in Black history and civil rights found in the films and in the struggle for freedom and justice. Passes to each of the movies are $10/$8.

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