About the Festival


The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) continues to provide the opportunity for St. Louis filmgoers to view the finest in world cinema — international films, documentaries, American indies, and shorts that can only be seen on the big screen at the festival.

We also present our usual array of fest buzz films and Oscar contenders, including “The Ballad of Lefty Brown,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” “Last Flag Flying,” “The Leisure Seeker,” “My Friend Dahmer,” “Thoroughbreds,” and “Walking Out.”

SLIFF honors a quartet of significant film figures with our annual awards: Pam Grier (“Bad Grandmas” and “Jackie Brown”) with a Women in Film Award; Sam Pollard (“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” and “ACORN and the Firestorm”) with a Lifetime Achievement Award; Marco Williams (“Tell Them We Are Rising”) with a Contemporary Cinema Award; and Washington U. grad Dan Mirvish (the Jules Feiffer-written “Bernard and Huey”) with a Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award.

Full information on the fest, incl>ding special events, master classes, and shorts programs, are now live on the site.

Film Listings
Download a PDF of the program.

“Magic Camera”

Direction Gabe Doiron & Sleepy Kitty

Performance Erin Renée Roberts

Script Paige Brubeck, Gabe Doiron, Evan Sult

Editing and Effects Gabetown

Animation Sleepy Kitty Arts

Cinematography Mike Speckhard

Camera Sean Funcik

Second Assist Camera Ian Wasserman

Sound Design Electropolis

Music “Ground Motion” by Kevin Bowers, and “Cinema” by Sabina

Style Andy Paulissen & Erin Renée Roberts