The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

About the Festival

The 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will again provide St. Louis filmgoers with the finest in world cinema — international films, documentaries, American indies, and shorts that can only be seen on the big screen at the festival. Submissions are now open for our 2018 event via FilmFreeway and Withoutabox.

Click here for direct links to our preferred submission platforms.

In 2017 we presented nearly 400 films from more than 60 countries, including our usual array of fest buzz films and Oscar contenders such as “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.”

This past November SLIFF honored 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.

2017 Film Listings

Download a PDF of the 2017 SLIFF program.