Thirteen years ago, Jeff & Kyaw launched “Springfield and the Ozarks 48-Hour Film Festival,” (SATO48), where filmmakers had 48 hours to create a 5-minute film from start to finish. Inspired by similar film challenges in New York, and motivated by Springfield’s growing film scene, Jeff & Kyaw requested a grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and are now in their 13thyear of the festival. Over the years, the festival has grown under Jeff & Kyaw’s leadership and commitment, from 35 teams in 2006, to over 100 in 2018. Under the duo’s direction and mentorship, many of the SATO48 participants have gone on to work professionally in the film and media industry, using SATO48 as a springboard for their success.
In addition to SATO48, Jeff and Kyaw have collaborated on many projects, including short films, one-man shows, and full-length comedies. They divide their time between New York and Springfield, and are currently working on a tv show version of SATO48.
Come celebrate Jeff & Kyaw and all they have contributed to the arts in the area, at this year's Ozzie Awards. This festive gala includes gourmet food from touch, dazzling conversations with the area's best and brightest, and live musical performances. Jeff and Kyaw will be screening one of the winning films during the ceremony, featuring Mystery Hour's Jeff Houghton, and music by Mute Math's Todd Gummerman.