Fifteenth Annual 
Silent Film
-- the best of 
silent comedy and 
dramatic films 
with live 

Directions to Washburn campus
Directions to Washburn campus

Topeka provides
fine lodging

Made possible by
generous donations to
Kansas Silent Film
Festival, Inc.,

a 501(c)3 not-for-profit

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The official address for the KSFF is:
    Kansas Silent Film Festival
    P.O. Box 2032
    Topeka, Kansas 66601-2032

Please thank our donors:

Washburn University

We can use your financial help.
KSFF, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
All donations are appreciated.

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Oscar statuette
Our Gang From Soup to Nuts Charley Chase The Last Command, with Emil Jannings Bobby Vernon in Crazy to Fly Wings, with Buddy Rogers Chasing Choo Choos The Circus 7th Heaven Speedy, with Harold Lloyd
February 25, 26 & 27, 2011

“The First Academy Awards®, 1927-28”
Fri.: 7:30 -10 p.m. | Sat.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sun.:
1-5 p.m.
Kansas Silent Film Festival logo
Festival is FREE to all!
White Concert Hall, Washburn University
17th and Jewell, Topeka, Kansas


Denise Morrison, film commentator
Live Musical Accompaniment by:
Marvin Faulwell & Greg Foreman, organ
the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Bob Keckeisen, percussion
Jeff Rapsis, piano
Phil Figgs, piano

Special guest:
Annette D’Agostino Lloyd

has spent years researching the films and life of silent film comedian Harold Lloyd. She has written several biographies about Lloyd and maintains a web site: haroldlloyd.us

     This is not Annette's first visit to Kansas. She has attended the Buster Keaton Celebration, a humanities event held every September in Iola, Kansas, twice in past years.
     The 2011 Kansas Silent Film Festival includes a Friday evening showing of Harold Lloyd's classic film Speedy, and a wealth of other films honored at the first ever Academy Awards® Ceremony, 1927-28.

David Shepard, film preservationist Precursor Event
"Chaplin at Keystone"

2:00 p.m., Fri., Feb. 25
by our special guest
David Shepard
Marvin Auditorium, Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library

— This event was free and open to the public


Annette D'Agostino Lloyd

Eryn Leedale-Merwart's Silent Stars Jewelry
Sample jewelry

Listing of 1929 Academy Award® Winners
Week Fourteen Outstanding Picture
Week Thirteen Unique and Artistic Picture
Week Twelve Best Actor
Week Eleven Best Actress
Week Ten Best Director: Drama
Week Nine Best Director: Comedy
Week Eight Honorary Award: Charles Chaplin
Week Seven Best Writing:Original Story
Week Six Best Writing:Adaptation
Week Five Best Writing:Title Writing

Week Four Best Cinematography

Week Three Best Interior Decoration
Week Two Best Effects, Engineering
Week One Honorary Award, The Jazz Singer