SHOOT Magazine featured the 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival’s filmmaker awards announcement in its online publication Tuesday, October 24. The article included a mention of Tallgrass’s debuting gala category: Greteman Group’s DOX Spotlight, which highlighted the work of female documentary filmmakers. Robin Berghaus’s festival favorite STUMPED was the winner of that competition.
“Previously announced was the Jake Euker Stubbornly Independent Gala Award, which went to Dustin Cook’s I HATE THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT. Cook received a $5,000 check and the Stubbornly Independent Beer Tap Trophy from VanChase Studios prior to the gala screening of his film on Friday, October 20. Prior to the screening of Heslov’s SERVED LIKE A GIRL, screenwriter Larry Gross was presented with the inaugural L.M. “Kit” Carson Storyteller Award, by the award namesake’s son, Hunter Carson. Tallgrass FF also launched a brand new gala category this year with the Greteman Group’s DOX Spotlight, highlighting the work of female documentary filmmakers. Robin Berghaus’s festival favorite, STUMPED was the winner of that competition.”