The First City Film Festival

Through the First City Film Festival Foundation, The First City Film Festival is a juried festival of local and international films.

The festival in historic downtown Leavenworth, Kansas includes four days of film screenings, panels and VIP events.


  • Assemble filmmakers together for networking and screenings
  • Showcase the talents of local artists and international filmmakers
  • Bring revenue into the historic city of Leavenworth and our gracious local sponsors
  • Give away a scholarship through local sponsors to an eligible student.
  • Present the Andy Entwistle Spirit Award for first-time filmmakers
  • Present the Dandelion Award for a Local Woman in Film
  • Award prizes to the best films screened in unique categories judged by a selective committee


  • Learn about the team leading the First City Film Festival Foundation