WICHITA, Kan. – In 2017, when the Tallgrass Film Association created a juried competition for women-directed, feature-length documentaries known as the DOXX Spotlight, woman-owned agency Greteman Group immediately signed on as the inaugural sponsor. Three festivals later, it continues that sponsorship.

“Our sponsorship underscores our commitment to amplifying women’s voices and our belief that stories have power,” says Sonia Greteman, agency president and creative director. “Each of this year’s DOXX entries will blow away viewers, but I know the Air Capital will especially embrace the winner: Fly Like a Girl.”

The DOXX Spotlight winner will debut at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Scottish Rite Center. Greteman will conduct a Q&A with director Katie Wiatt afterward.

2019 doxx spotlight award winner fly like a girl
Photo courtesy Fly Like A Girl.

Tickets for Fly Like a Girl can be purchased at https://www.goelevent.com/Tallgrass/e/FLYLIKEAGIRL.

The rest of the selections will screen throughout the weekend. All finalists will screen as official selections and all three films are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Documentary and a $2,500 cash prize.

Tallgrass runs October 16-20 in venues throughout downtown Wichita. It is the largest independent film festival in Kansas, evaluating close to 2,000 submissions a year. This year’s festival features more than 190 of the world’s best independent films. It also includes filmmaker labs, roundtables, gala parties and VIP events. Tallgrass has been included in MovieMaker Magazine’s annual “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for the past five years. Cash awards and other special recognition awards will be given. The greatest award, however, could be the experience itself.

In addition to Greteman, the 2019 DOXX Spotlight jury includes film critic Lonita Cook and Skye Borgman, director of the film Abducted in Plain Sight.

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Sonia Greteman (l) stands with Robin Berghaus after presenting her with the 2017 DOXX Spotlight award for her film Stumped.

Previous DOXX Spotlight Winners

  • 2018 A Thousand Girls Like Me, Sahra Mani
  • 2017 Stumped, Robin Berghaus

“Let’s encourage young girls with a story to pick up a camera,” says Greteman. “The world needs to see what they have to say.”

Greteman Group has developed an international reputation as an aviation-specialty marketing agency based in Wichita, Kan. – the Air Capital. Leading aircraft manufacturers, flight support, aftermarket services, fractional ownership, insurance, in-flight Wi-Fi, regional airlines and airport analytics have entrusted their brands to Greteman Group. Clients include FlightSafety International, SmartSky Networks, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Clay Lacy Aviation, USAIG, King Aerospace, Piedmont Airlines, Aviation Partners and APiJET. The firm is a founding member of the Wichita Aero Club and a longstanding member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Since its founding in 1989, this certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) has developed a team of purpose-driven pros. The agency celebrated its 30th anniversary April 1, 2019. gretemangroup.com