Submissions are now closed for the 2015 Festival.



Save the Date: 24th annual SLIFF returns November 5 - 15, 2015.

Schedule of films, guests and events will be announced on October 1st.

The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) was held Nov. 13-23, 2014. SLIFF screened 389 films: 89 narrative features, 76 documentary features, and 224 shorts. The 2014 festival had 239 screenings/programs, with 69 countries represented. The fest hosted more than 125 filmmakers and related guests, including honorees Doug Pray (Contemporary Cinema Award), Katie Mustard (Women in Film Award), and Timothy J. Sexton (Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award).

The festival opened on Thursday, Nov. 13, with the premiere of “The Makings of You,” a St. Louis- set and -shot drama by Matt Amato. Amato, an award-winning director of music videos and commercials, returned to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut. The film stars Jay R. Ferguson (of “Mad Men”) and Sheryl Lee and Grace Zabriskie (both of “Twin Peaks”). Ferguson and Zabriskie attended the fest.

Download the 2014 Program Book

Stand alone day-by-day schedule (PDF)

Full SLIFF Program Book (PDF)

Find SLIFF on Social Media

Find the latest updates about the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Search the hashtag #STLFILMFEST for updates from attendees and filmmakers during the festival.

Cinema for Students 

SLIFF offers free daytime screenings for children and teens from participating St. Louis-area schools during the festival. Educators and school administrators, find out more information about how you can bring unique and educational film programming to your students.

SLIFF 2014 Highlights