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.

Special Events

Opening-Night Reception and St. Louis Brews

SLIFF kicks off our 25th anniversary with a beer blast: a suds-centric reception and a work-in-progress screening of “... Read more

Master Class/Documentary: Fair Use & Copyright

The centerpiece of this master class on fair use and copyright is a screening of “Other People’s Footage,” which explores the three questions crucial to determining... Read more

Master Class/Documentary: Archival Footage

Brian Woodman, producer of “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” (which screens at SLIFF) and curator of the Washington University Film & Media Archive, will take participants... Read more

Master Class/Documentary: Editing

Murray Center for Documentary Journalism professor Robert Greene — director of “Kate Plays Christine,” which screens at SLIFF — explores how to create psychological... Read more

Double Bill: Long Live the King and King Kong

SLIFF bows down to the King — Kong, that is — with a double bill of “Long Live the King” and the 1933 classic that introduced the giant... Read more


“Rawstock” — a co-presentation with Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive — makes a return engagement to SLIFF, offering another celebration of... Read more

Tribute to Kim Tucci and Harold and Maude

Cinema St. Louis pays tribute to longtime board chair Kim Tucci as part of SLIFF’s 25th-anniversary celebration. Kim’s service to the St. Louis region includes... Read more

Cycle to Ovarian Psycos

Local bicycling advocacy group The Monthly Cycle holds a group ride to the screening of “Ovarian Psycos,” a documentary profile of the LA cycling group of the title... Read more

Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Moana

90 min. approx.

St. Louis native Marlon West, a head of effects at Walt Disney Animation Studios, provides a behind-the-scenes peek at Disney’s upcoming animated feature “Moana,”... Read more

Double Bill: The Sand Box and When War Comes Home

In commemoration of Veterans’ Day, SLIFF offers a free double bill of films — a narrative and a documentary — that address the devastating effects of PTSD on... Read more

Double Bill: The Nutty Professor and Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

Since his earliest days, SLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jerry Lewis had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches, and signature... Read more

Master Class/Narrative: Screenwriting for Independent Film

Filmmaker Kevin Willmott provides an overview of screenwriting, with an emphasis on problem-solving, low-budget filmmaking, and understanding how studio writing... Read more

An Evening with Jerry Lewis

In partnership with the Family Arena, SLIFF honors legendary comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis with a Lifetime Achievement Award. On the afternoon of Nov. 12, at... Read more

These C*cksucking Tears: A Night with Lavender Country

Reprising the “Lavender Country” event that packed the house at Off Broadway in July, SLIFF offers a film-and-concert combo featuring country singer Patrick... Read more

NFF Coffee

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors: Thane Economou (“The Wedding Party”), Erica Fae (“To... Read more

Closing-Night Party and Awards Presentation

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... Read more