SLIFF/Kids Children's Film Festival

Aug 1st to Aug 10th

The 2014 event dates will be Friday August, 1 through Sunday, August 10. The extremely popular filmmaking camps will be held Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8.


Submissions of short subjects, narrative features, and documentaries will be accepted from until April 15, 2014. Full information about submitting is available on the SLIFF/Kids submission page.

In 2013 Cinema St. Louis introduced SLIFF/Kids, the First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by PNC Arts Alive. With a half-dozen presenting partners, CSL will offer film programs, camps, and a workshop as part of SLIFF/Kids, which is held from July 26-Aug. 4, 2013. A total of 14 film programs will be screened on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4) at Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the Wildey Theatre. With the participation of both Lindenwood and Webster universities, filmmaking camps on live action and animation will be held at the St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience on the fest’s weekdays (July 29-Aug. 2). And on Aug. 3, a full-day animation workshop will be held at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The SLIFF/Kids film programs and camps will be offered free of charge; a modest fee will be charged for the animation workshop, but all supplies and materials will be provided. Download a PDF of the 2013 official program HERE.

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Filmmaking Camps

Cinema St. Louis and the St. Louis Public Library are presenting Filmmaking Camps in live action and animation from Monday-Friday, August 4-8, at the Central Library’s new Creative Experience space. The first camp, co-presented with Lindenwood U., is held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day and will give students the opportunity to collaborate on a live-action short. The second camp, co-presented with Webster U., is held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. each day and will focus on the creation of an animated short. The shorts that the students make will screen as part of SLIFF/Kids on its final weekend. The camps are aimed at middle- and high-school students ages 12-18; students will be assigned to five-member teams and grouped according to age. Each team will produce its own short. Spots for 20 students are available in each camp. There is no cost, but students must provide their own transportation and commit to attending the camp on all five days. To inquire whether space is still available, call Brian Spath at Cinema St. Louis: 314-289-4153. Application form coming soon.