Savannah Rodgers is a narrative and documentary filmmaker based out of NYC and Kansas City. She is a TED Resident, an Adobe Project 1324 award recipient, and a Narrative Shorts Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival. In 2018, she was recognized with the Spirit Award by Kansas City Women in Film and Television.
Savannah’s films have been featured at numerous film festivals worldwide. Her newest comedic short film, QUEEN FOR A DAY, will premiere at the Oxford Film Festival in 2019. Her short documentary DRAGTIVISTS received accolades from the Tallgrass Film Festival and Twister Alley International Film Festival. Her short film SKETCHES premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. Her upcoming movies include a documentary on the 1997 film CHASING AMY and a surrealist short comedy called PANCAKE SKANK. In 2019, she will be inducted into the Austin Revolution Film Festival’s Hall of Fame.
In 2017, Savannah graduated from the University of Kansas. While studying at KU, she was selected for the 2017 Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium and was a Finalist for the Horizon Award at the Sundance Film Festival. She is a former artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation and creative fellow at Artist INC. She was named “Best Filmmaker/Videographer” by The Pitch Magazine in 2018. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Film Society KC.