The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Closing-Night Party and Awards Presentation


Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8:00pm

The festival concludes with a free closing-night party at the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall. The fest’s prize-winning films are announced, and complimentary UCBC beers, Mastermind Vodka cocktails, and wines from Röbller Vineyard Winery are served. SLIFF presents both audience-choice awards — Best Film Award, Leon Award for Best Documentary, and TV5MONDE Award for Best International Film — and juried-competition awards — Interfaith Awards for Best Documentary and Best Narrative, Midrash St. Louis Film Award, NFF Emerging Director Award (“The Bobbie”), Shorts Awards (Best of Fest, Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best International Short, Best Live Action Short, Best Local Short, and Best Short Short), and St. Louis Film Critics’ Joe Pollack Award (for Best Narrative) and Joe Williams Award (for Best Documentary).


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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company