Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection,Kansas, a short film written and directed by current University of Kansas Film and Media Senior Patrick Clement received high honors at the Green Bay International Film Festival earlier this month, garnering a nomination for Best Cinematography and a 2nd Runner-Up Best Director Award for Clement, former editor of The Kiowa County Signal newspaper in Greensburg, Ks.
The story of a young woman living in a small western Kansas town, Freedom and Protection has screened at more than a dozen film festivals in the US and abroad. The 20-minute drama was filmed in parts of Kiowa, Comanche, Pratt and Ford counties last summer.
The film will return to the Midwest at the end of the month, screening in competition at the Imago Film Festival, hosted by Judson University on March 27. The film will also screen at the Kansas City Film Fest April 15-19 at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza.
"It is a real honor to have screened at the Free State Film Festival in Lawrence and to screen at the KC Film Fest," said Clement. "These are the festivals that are deeply passionate about Kansas filmmakers and we are the grateful recipient of that passion."
Freedom and Protection will also screen as part of the Free State Film Festival "Best of Fest" series at the Beach Museum at K-State University on March 26 at 7pm. The screening series is organized by the Lawrence Art Center, host of The Free State Film Festival. which awarded Freedom and Protection the Audience Award for Best Short Film at its premiere last summer.