Savannah Rodgers is a Kansas City-based narrative and documentary filmmaker. She is an artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation, a Board Member for Film Society KC, and a Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival. In 2018, she was recognized with the Dandelion Award for Women in Film at the First City Film Festival and the Indie Spirit Award at the Bare Bones International Film Festival.
Recently, Savannah’s short documentary debut DRAGTIVISTS won awards at the Tallgrass Film Festival and Twister Alley International Film Festival. Her short film SKETCHES premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. Her directorial debut, POLITICALLY CORRECT, was named Cinema Constant’s 2016 Best Comedy Short and has received honors from Kansas City FilmFest, Austin Revolution Film Festival, and other festivals worldwide. Her upcoming projects include QUEEN FOR A DAY, a short comedy about marriage and drag culture, and a documentary on the 1997 film CHASING AMY.
Savannah’s goals as a filmmaker include becoming a showrunner, directing feature films, and starting her own film festival. She is looking to relocate to New York or Los Angeles in the next two years to pursue opportunities in television, film, and branded content. Savannah is taking on new clients in the Kansas City area.