Savannah Rodgers is a narrative and documentary filmmaker based out of NYC and Kansas City. She is currently a TED Resident, a Board Member for Film Society KC, and a Narrative Shorts Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival. In 2018, she was recognized Spirit Award by Kansas City Women in Film and Television.
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 is a 2017 graduate from the University of Kansas. While studying at KU, she was selected for the 2017 Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium. She is a former artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation and creative fellow at Artist INC. Savannah’s goals as a filmmaker include becoming a showrunner, directing feature films, and starting her own film festival. She is looking to pursue opportunities in television, film, commercials, and branded content in NYC and Kansas City.