St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

Jul 13th to Jul 17th
Tivoli Theatre

The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The various film programs that will screen at the Showcase range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers. Filmmakers of all ages within a 120 mile radius of St. Louis are strongly encouraged to submit their works, or at the very least attend the event to celebrate with us and the amazingly talented St. Louis filmmakers. Tickets go on sale on or before July 1, 2014. Contact CSL artistic director Chris Clark with any questions by phone 314.289.4152 or email

2014 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Awards and SLIFF invitations: click HERE

2014 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase program: click HERE


Sun, Jul 13 at 12:30pm
Director: Dan Parris
59 min.

This thought-provoking documentary is the story of one man’s mission to fight sexual exploitation in the heart of Malawi, Africa. Beautiful, honest, and compelling, the film challenges viewers to care about justice...

Sun, Jul 13 at 2:30pm
Director: Sarah Paulsen
60 min.

This touching and unique documentary employs stop-motion animation to address the events leading up to and following the Kirkwood City Council shooting, as retold by a group of unintentional women activists who are...

Shown With:
Radioactive Backyard
Sun, Jul 13 at 4:45pm
Director: Various

9 to 5 Feet Under
Terry Ziegelman, 10 min.
In Bob’s dead-end job, the end is only the beginning.

95 Decibels
Lisa Reznik, 27 min.

Sun, Jul 13 at 7:00pm
Director: Various

The Battle of Island Mound
Brant Hadfield, 22 min.
On a frigid January evening in 1862, twenty-two year old George Washington escapes the bonds of slavery and joins the first...

Sun, Jul 13 at 9:30pm
Director: Various

Down the Donut Hole
Preston Gibson & Kurt Simpson, 7 min.
The facilitator and attendees at a self-help seminar share what is on their mind.The facilitator and attendees at a...

Mon, Jul 14 at 5:00pm
Director: Derek Phillips
50 min.

A documentary about four young people and their battle with heroin as told through the experience of their parents.

Shown With:
Rose Compass
Mon, Jul 14 at 7:00pm
Director: Various
Do Not Duplicate
Sean McGing & Jonathan Mann, 30 min.
Yearning to be remembered, an eccentric locksmith uses his craft and creativity to leave a lasting legacy in...
Mon, Jul 14 at 9:30pm
Director: Various

Richard Taylor, 5 min.
The pilot of Scout Fighter Alpha Five finds himself lost in deep space off the Belt of Orion and short of fuel and oxygen.


Tue, Jul 15 at 5:00pm
Director: Sandra Pfeifer
59 min.

This informative documentary tells the story of East St Louis, an historically rich city in which the African-American population has survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. The film uses candid...

Shown With:
The Ville: On Whose Shoulders We Stand
Tue, Jul 15 at 7:00pm
Director: Various

Sean Keough, 10 min.
A married couple argue about the need for his concealed handgun.

Patrick Murray, 21 min.

Tue, Jul 15 at 9:30pm
Director: Various

Igor Stevanovic, 2 min.
The director films his wife in the hospital just before childbirth.

The Ballad of Ted
Beth Ashby & Sarah...

Wed, Jul 16 at 5:00pm
Director: Various

Everything Will Be Forgotten
Ashley Seering & Cory Byers, 9 min.
The story of the Kingshighway Skatepark in St. Louis.

An Eye for Art

Wed, Jul 16 at 7:00pm
Director: Various

Hannah Radcliff, 5 min.
A young woman is faced with a life-changing decision.

Father of Curiosity
Alessio Summerfield, 11 min.

Wed, Jul 16 at 9:30pm
Director: Chris Bruemmer
72 min.

A down-on-his-luck dungeon master spirals downward when his best friend starts dating the only girl they know.

Shown With:
Comic Geeks: Three Guys and a Comic Shop
Thu, Jul 17 at 5:00pm
Director: Tony Monaghan
71 min.

Raised in a large, poor family in rural western Ireland, Tony Monaghan left home as a teenager with only five years of education. Having overcome his own serious obstacles to become the owner of a successful...

Thu, Jul 17 at 7:00pm
Director: Eric Wilkinson
89 min.

In the late 1800s, films were direct representations of life – a train entering a station, workers leaving a factory – and by the 1920s, a whole genre of cinema documenting daily life had emerged: the so-called city...