Sixteenth 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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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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Color 2012 movie collage

2012 Kansas Silent Film Festival

below: Kansas First News video by Glenn Bartlett:

KANU radio live performance by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra


Jeff Rapsis blog:
Notes on 2012 Kansas Silent Film Festival

Festival is FREE to all!

“Festival to feature
first sci-fi flick”

—by Bill Blankenship, Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/19/2012

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

Our friend David Shepard secured permission for us to run the newly restored hand-colored version of Georges Méliès' 1902 short classic, A TRIP TO THE MOON on the final night of the 2012 event. The film was opening segment at the international Cannes Film Festival in Spring 2011 and was featured prominently in the recent hit film, HUGO. It is believed that this color version has not been seen by the public in over 80 years!

Our SPECIAL THANKS to Flicker Alley for their support in sharing these newly restored films of Georges Méliès.
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