Doc Sunback Film Festival – in June     4 Day Festival – June 2020. Accepting Sumbissions October 1, 2019.   See their website for more detailed information.


The Doc Sunback Film Festival is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that exists to connect all genres of independent film from all over the world to our local communities with a special emphasis on Kansas films and Kansas filmmakers.  We hold a 4 day event in June in historic downtown Mulvane, Kansas.  This upcoming season the event will be June 13th – 16th, 2019.

The Doc Sunback Film Festival began in 2015 with three founding members, Nancy Farber Mottola, Kenneth Linn, and Sheri Kaufman-Marsh. This small group screened 500+ films and with the help of volunteers put together a film festival & art crawl that spanned 2 days, in 3 theaters, 2 art venues, and featured over 100 films and 12 local artists.

The 2019 Doc Sunback Film Festival took place on June 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. About 2 hours of films were shown on Thursday evening followed by a concert by the legendary Bill Hearne.  Films were shown all day Friday in two locations and all day Saturday in three locations. The Awards Ceremony was well attended on Saturday night & the festival finished up on Sunday with some great films at the Pix Community Center.

We are already working on next year’s festival which will be held in June 2020.