Kansas City is a vibrant city with a bustling urban core, flourishing suburban communities and a thriving community fueled by business innovators. A major metropolitan area of more than 2 million, Kansas City is world famous for its contributions to jazz and blues as well as its acclaimed cuisine, most notably barbecue.

The city’s history and architecture is unparalleled – with battlefields dating to the Civil War, the country’s first shopping mall accessible by automobiles and more than 200 ornate fountains, the most in one city second only to Paris France.

A jewel of the Heartland, Kansas City is within driving distance of some of the country’s richest military history, wineries and is a prime destination for filmmakers to come work and play.

Lodging & Transportation

We’re thrilled to have so much community support from local businesses during our festival. Join us to celebrate their contributions in support of our advocacy for independent film to be recognized as a cultural, economic and educational asset in our community.

Our celebrity guests will be staying at The Raphael Hotel, located just steps from the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City’s premier destination for shopping, dining and night life. The Country Club Plaza is home to more than 150 shops and has year round events.

The Raphael
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

KIFF is proud to partner with the 816 Hotel, the official KIFF hotel located within historic Westport and within a few miles of The Country Club Plaza, Power & Light District and the Crossroads Arts District.

816 Hotel
801 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-931-1000
Book your room now.

Discover Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park is located in the southwest section of the Kansas City area, 35 miles from Kansas City International Airport, and minutes from Kansas City, MO. Visitors can enjoy hundreds of urban attractions while staying in an attractive, vibrant, and suburban setting. Overland Park is known for its great restaurants and fine shopping, and offers miles of walking and jogging paths, including the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with its woodland, native, and water gardens.