Invited Films

We're excited to screen your film at the Showcase this year. The information below will help prepare for both the screening and your attendance at this year's festival. The 18th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase will run over 2 successive weekends, July 13-15 & 20-22, 2018.

Keep track of festival happenings by following us on Twitter @STLFilmFest or using the hashtag #STLFilmmakersShowcase during the festival. Both the Showcase and Cinema St. Louis Facebook pages will also have up-to-date info on the festival. Your spreading the word about your screening will help with the overall success of the festival.

Photos

Deadline: Wednesday, June 20th

For the purposes of the program, website and sometimes local press (TV, web, print, and radio) we need a strong set images from the various films and film programs in the Showcase. If available please upload no more than 3 images from your film. Acceptable file formats are JPG, PNG, or TIF. Each image should be titled with the name of your film followed by the numbers 1, 2 and 3. Try to make #1 your favorite of the set. (Example: Fugue1.jpg) All images sent will not be used but we will do our best to spread it around. We look for striking visuals that stand out and tell part of the story they represent. What we ultimately use are the best images we receive quickly so we can get the website up and program printed. Click on the link below to upload images directly to our Dropbox. If you do not have any images ready, don't worry about it as we will have plenty to choose from. DO NOT send posters, anything with text on it, or behind the scenes/crew shots. Only still images from the film itself. 

UPLOAD IMAGE FILES HERE

Film Delivery

Deadline: Wednesday, June 20th

(please have film file uploaded or in our possession by this date.)

Final late absolute deadline: Sunday, July 1

(by special permission only. if you miss this deadline, film will not be screened.)

Shorts

All shorts will be shown from file via laptop. It takes a great deal of time to assemble and test all of the programs in advance, so please don't be that guy or girl who waits until the very last second to send in your projection version. Many of you will anyway, but it just makes it that much harder for us to put on a good show including yours.

Acceptable Formats:

1. (Preferred) Pro Res 422 .mov file or H.264 .mov or .mp4 file. 1920x1080

2. Codecs: Pro Res 422, H.264, or DNxHD

3. Wrappers: .mov or .mp4

4. Resolution: max: 1920x1080, min: 720x480

5. Use a stereo mix.

6. Be sure to name your file like the following: “FILM NAME.mov” (Example “Trip to the Moon.mov” or “Sherlock.mp4”)

7. Use your native frame rate (24, 29.97, 25)

8. Do not submit 2k or 4k resolution

9. Do not submit Pro Res 4444

10. There should be 2 seconds of black prior to the start of your film. Do not include bars and tone or a countdown prior to the start of your film.

Delivery Options

  • (Preferred) Click on the link below to upload images directly to our Dropbox.
  • UPLOAD FILM FILES HERE

  • You may also drop off flash drives to:

      • Chris Clark
      • Showcase Print Traffic
      • Cinema St. Louis
      • 3547 Olive St., Suite 260
      • St. Louis, MO 63103  
    • Contact Chris Clark (chris@cinemastlouis.org) for additional questions about how/where to deliver your film.

Features

Acceptable Formats:

  1. DCP (our first choice if you can provide in this format. We could potentially help make it for you if we get the origianl film file well in advance.)

  2. Blu-Ray - you must also include a backup blu-ray or DVD.

  3. File - same as specs for short films, 1920x1080 ProRes 422 or H.264 .mov or .mp4 file 

Delivery Options:

  • Drop off or mail Blu-Rays or HDDs to:

      • Chris Clark
      • Showcase Print Traffic
      • Cinema St. Louis
      • 3547 Olive St., Suite 260
      • St. Louis, MO 63103  
    • Contact Chris Clark (chris@cinemastlouis.org) for additional questions about how/where to deliver your film.

Attending Filmmaker Information

Each director will receive a filmmaker lanyard good for one admission to any film program and 2 tickets to their own film program. Directors of features will receive 20 tickets to their own film. Lanyards and tickets may be picked up 30 minutes prior to showtime in the lobby of Brown Hall. 

ALL attendees, including the director/cast/crew, need a ticket for admission. No exceptions. No lists. Advance sales will be through Brown Paper Tickets. Day of show tickets will be available starting 30 minutes prior to showtime in the lobby of Brown Hall.

Please fill out the Google form below with direct contact director and info about the film. 

FILMMAKER CONTACT FORM

Laurels

Download/Save Image the laurels image from the top of this page or ask Chris to have them emailed to you.

Contact

Cliff Froehlich, Executive Director (314)-289-4151cliff@cinemastlouis.org Chris Clark, Artistic Director & Programmer(314)-289-4152chris@cinemastlouis.org Brian Spath, Operations Supervisor(314)-289-4153brian@cinemastlouis.org Bree Maniscalco, Development Director(314)-289-4154bree@cinemastlouis.org