Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Doc Shorts: Life Observed

82 min.

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 6 at 5:00pm

Bamako Chicken

Bamako Chicken

A young Malian boy sells chickens to help support his family.

Habib Yazdi, Mali/U.S., 2015, 4 min., French

The Dictator's Hotel

The Dictator's Hotel

A hotel formerly owned by Muammar Gaddafi continues to be maintained by staff, even though there are no guests.

Florian Hoffmann, Central African Republic/Germany, 2015, 16 min., French

Dreams in Naha

Dreams in Naha

Elders of the Lacandon Mayans struggle to get the younger generation to continue their traditions.

Juan Carlos Colin, Mexico, 2015, 37 min.

Spring

Spring

A glimpse of the daily life of an elderly woman as she prepares to leave her apartment.

Michael Podogil, Austria/Germany, 2015, 4 min., German

Winter Farm Day

Winter Farm Day

A farmer looks after the cows on his small family farm.

Michael Zimmer, U.S., 2015, 6 min.

YúYú

YúYú

A beekeeper performs a traditional rite of spring by becoming covered by bees while in a still, trance-like state.

Marc Johnson, Spain/China, 2015, 15 min.
Free

Country

Austria Central African Republic Germany Mali Mexico Spain China

Film Category

Shorts Competition

Advance tickets to this free show can be obtained online, but a $1.01 service charge applies.

With “Winter Farm Day” director Zimmer and subject Tyler Gunlock.