Cinema St. Louis Response to Covid-19

Because of the ongoing world health crisis, Cinema St. Louis is moving events scheduled in April and May to dates in the summer, when we hope the virus will have abated and normal activities can resume in some form. Given that the situation remains highly unpredictable, further changes are always possible, and CSL will keep our members and supporters informed as soon as decisions are made.

Here is the current information on the following events:

Classic French Film Festival: We are working to move the event to late July/early August instead of the original dates in April. We hope to have new dates available soon, and we will share that information when plans are finalized.

St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival: CSL is a co-presenter of this event, which was originally scheduled for May 1. The Saint Louis Science Center hopes to reschedule the event for the summer. As soon as the Science Center informs us of a date, we will share that information.

QFest: We are working to move the event to July instead of the original dates in mid-May. We hope to have new dates available soon, and we will share that information when plans are finalized. For filmmakers, the original entry deadline of March 22 has been changed to April 30. We encourage filmmakers to still submit projects for consideration, and our staff will continue to evaluate submitted films.

Filmmaking Camps: A filmmaking camp scheduled for mid-March has already been canceled and parents notified. At present, camps slated for June and July will continue as scheduled, but we will be consulting with our partners frequently to determine whether those plans need to be altered once the rapidly evolving situation clarifies. For the present, parents can continue to make reservations for their children.

I Love Movies Trivia Night: This fundraiser remains scheduled for June 5, but we have secured backup dates of Aug. 28 or Sept. 4 if public gatherings are still not allowed in early June.

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase: This event is currently scheduled to go on as planned in July. Filmmakers are encouraged to still submit projects for consideration, and our staff will continue to evaluate submitted films. Deadlines remain important, but we want to be as flexible as possible to be respectful of filmmakers’ abilities to submit fully completed projects. If filmmakers have any questions or concerns, please contact CSL artistic director Chris Clark directly at chris@cinemastlouis.org.

Golden Anniversaries: Films of 1970: We had not yet announced firm plans for this event, but the six-film fest is now slated for Aug. 22-23, Aug. 29-30, and Sept. 5-6 at the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library. Four additional Golden Anniversaries films will be offered at the Central Library during SLIFF.

SLIFF: Although the effects of the health crisis remain unpredictable, we have reasonable hope that SLIFF will go on as scheduled in November. Filmmakers are encouraged to still submit projects for consideration, and our staff will continue to evaluate submitted films.