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Down to the Wire Film Race

The mission behind Down to the Wire is to cultivate creative community, to discover new talent, connect with and engage makers through the visual medium.

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Wichita, KS
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Powered by the efforts of CreativeRush and through many collaborations with organizations across Wichita Kansas, Down to the Wire facilitates the creation of new original work in the span of 48 hours. Participating teams must write, shoot and edit a short film in just 24 hours using specific required elements and wholly original content. The following evening, the top films are chosen and are screened at the Sunday Night Showcase featuring VIP Judges and prizes. Down to the Wire™ a renowned filmmaking competition in the state and one of Wichita’s most high-profile cinematic events.


#DTTW is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience. Over the last seven years, we have had a growing number of women-led teams and young filmmakers (middle school and high school). Adding to the excitement of filmmakers, actors and producers, the greater Wichita audience who attend the final showcase, generate a healthy dose of fervent enthusiasm...a sheer demonstration of pride and support for our ever-growing artistic tribe.

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