Invited Films

We're excited to screen your film at SLIFF this year. The information below will help prepare for both the screening and if you choose to, your attendance at this year's festival. The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival will run November 2-12, 2017.

Keep track of festival happenings by following @STLFilmFest and using the hashtag #STLFilmFest during the festival. Both the SLIFF 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: closed

We have already met and exceded our needs for photos for this year and are no longer accepting image files.

Film Delivery

Deadline: October 14

Features

Format
  1. DCP (Only if your film is screening at the Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac, or Wash U./Brown, email Chris if you are unsure)

  2. Blu-Ray - you must include a backup blu-ray or DVD (Subtitles must be hardcoded for foreign language films)

  3. File - same as specs for short films, 1920x1080 ProRes 422 or H.264 .mov or .mp4 file (see Shorts in a shorts program section below for finer details). IF FILE IS OVER 10GB, YOU MUST MAIL IT ON A DRIVE.

Delivery Options
    • Mail Blu-Rays or HDDs to:

      • Chris Clark
        Print Traffic
        Cinema St. Louis
        3547 Olive St., Suite 260
        St. Louis, MO 63103
         
    • Contact Chris Clark (chris@cinemastlouis.org) for information about where to deliver your DCP
  • Shorts

    Screening in a shorts program (including some doc shorts and ALL NARRATIVE SHORTS)

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

        • Acceptable formats:

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

          • Wrappers: .mov or .mp4

          • Resolution: max: 1920x1080, min: 720x480

      • Be sure to name your file like the following: “FILM NAME ASPECT RATIO.mov”

        • Example “Trip to the Moon 16x9.mov” or “Sherlock Jr. 2-35.mp4”

      • Use your native frame rate (24, 29.97, 25)

      • Do not submit 2k or 4k resolution

      • Do not submit Pro Res 4444

      • 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.

      • Use a stereo mix

      • If your film is over 10GB, it must be delivered on a flash drive or HDD to the address below


    2. Delivery Options - Please note: If your file is over 10GB, you must mail your film.

      • (Preferred) Upload to our Dropbox directly using these links. You do not need a Dropbox account.
        DOC SHORTS
        NARRATIVE SHORTS

      • Upload to your own Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc. and send print-traffic@cinemastlouis.org a link (include the film name in both the email and filename.)

      • Mail a HDD or flash drive with your film to this address. Include a return address in the package for HDDs.

        • Chris Clark
              Shorts Print Traffic
              Cinema St. Louis
              3547 Olive St., Suite 260
              St. Louis, MO 63103

     

    Shorts Screening Before Features (documentary shorts only!)

    1. Format 
      • DCP (Only if your film is screening at the Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac, or Wash U./Brown, email Chris if you are unsure)
      • Blu-ray or DVD - You must include a backup Blu-ray or DVD (Subtitles must be hardcoded for foreign language films)
      • File - same as specs for short films above, see Formats section
    2. Delivery Options
      • Contact Chris Clark (chris@cinemastlouis.org) for information about where to deliver your DCP
      • Mail Blu-Rays or HDDs to:

        • Chris Clark
          Shorts Print Traffic
          Cinema St. Louis
          3547 Olive St., Suite 260
          St. Louis, MO 63103
           
      • Upload Files (under 10GB) directly to our dropbox account using this link (you do not need a Dropbox account)

    Attending Filmmaker Information

    If you plan on attending the festival, it is essential that you are in contact with Chris Clark regarding your trip. Please email Chris at chris@cinemastlouis.org

    Hotel Info

    The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival has teamed up with the premier boutique hotel in St. Louis - The Cheshire. The Cheshire offers special SLIFF rates of $159 per night. The hotel is centrally located and within a short drive of any of our screening venues. To reserve a room at the group rate, enter SLIFF in the promotion code box, mention the SLIFF group rate when booking by phone, or book online at the link below. The SLIFF group room rate is $159 per night for Deluxe King or Deluxe Double accommodations.

    The Cheshire 6300 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63117 P: 314-647-7300

    Additionally, the Holiday Inn at Forest Park also offers a special rate for SLIFF attendees.

    Holiday Inn Forest Park 5915 Wilson Ave St. Louis, MO 63110 P: 1-877-834-3613

    Laurels

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