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: Justice

81 min.

Broken: The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck

Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl

An animated story of political imprisonment, forced labor, and enormous profits in the most notorious women’s prison in East Germany.

7 min.

Frame 394

Rich Williamson

A young man from Toronto entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police-involved shootings.

29 min.

The Head of Joaquin Murrieta

John J. Valadez

A filmmaker embarks on a quixotic cross-country road trip to bury the fabled head of Joaquin Murrieta while learning about the history of racism and violence directed at Mexicans in the American West.

30 min.

Just a Dog

Andrea B. Scott

In a nation bristling with discontent over an increasingly militarized police force, one family faces tragedy when their dog is unjustly killed by police on the family’s private property.

15 min.