Shorts Competition

A juried competition that awards prizes in seven categories. SLIFF’s narrative and documentary shorts programming is officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Doc Shorts: China Today

Monday, November 6 at 5:00pm
A look at education and social issues in modern China.

Doc Shorts: Facing Adversity

Thursday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Examinations of how subjects navigate difficult issues.

Doc Shorts: Family Drama

Friday, November 3 at 5:00pm
All families have issues, but some have more than others.

Doc Shorts: Kept Out

Wednesday, November 8 at 5:00pm
A look at immigration from the perspective of those who cannot enter the U.S.

Doc Shorts: Music & Art

Tuesday, November 7 at 5:00pm
Profiles of artists, musicians, and the communities they serve.

Doc Shorts: Queer Life

Sunday, November 12 at 3:30pm
A slice of the lives of trans and queer people.

Doc Shorts: The Unexpected

Friday, November 10 at 5:00pm
Unusual dispatches from around the globe.

Narrative Shorts: Animation 1

Friday, November 3 at 9:30pm
An animated program that encompasses space, cats, and divorce.

Narrative Shorts: Animation 2

Saturday, November 11 at 9:30pm
Animated explorations of war, mental trauma, and feuding bears.

Narrative Shorts: Comedy

Saturday, November 4 at 9:30pm
A program with a touch of love, a spot of the macabre, and a bit of criminality.

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm
The perfect compilation to delight the eye and dazzle the brain.

Narrative Shorts: Feminist Agenda

Sunday, November 5 at 9:30pm
These women prove that strength is displayed in a variety of ways.

Narrative Shorts: Girl's Life

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30pm
They may be young, but they are worldly.

Narrative Shorts: Horror & Sci-Fi

Friday, November 10 at 10:00pm
A mash-up of genre films that explore the future or provoke scares.

Narrative Shorts: I Do

Sunday, November 12 at 4:00pm
This program has marriage as a key feature — or a major stumbling block.

Narrative Shorts: Mixed Emotions

Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30pm
Dramatic shorts that take you around the world and through the wringer.

Narrative Shorts: Music

Saturday, November 4 at 3:45pm
Music is an essential component of these shorts.

Narrative Shorts: Stars in Shorts

Saturday, November 11 at 2:00pm
Little films with big stars, including Ann Dowd, Glenn Howerton, Melissa Leo, and Emily Mortimer.

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1

Saturday, November 4 at 12:00pm
A family-friendly program for kids ages 4-8.

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 2

Saturday, November 11 at 12:00pm
Our second SLIFF/Kids program — perfect for ages 8-12 — features films that are both fun and educational.

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler

Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm
A selection of the best films from the 2017 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.