Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program

2020 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Free Film Programs for St. Louis-Area Students (Grades 1-12)

Sponsored by Lucia Rosenbloom and Chip Rosenbloom

 (in honor of Georgia Frontiere) and the Hawkins Foundation

with support from Brown Smith Wallace and 

the Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation

Cinema St. Louis and the 29th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) present their 17th year of Free Educational Film Programming, the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students (CFS) Program.

Films are available on Nov. 6-20.

Because of Covid-19, we are not holding screenings at venues this year. All films will be offered for In-School and Remote-Learning Presentation only.

For in-school presentations of individual films, schools will need to be able to screen from a computer using a website link and password, preferably with a digital projector.

If students are learning remotely, teachers can either share the film during class through the platform used by the school (e.g., Zoom) or provide the students with the film link and password for viewing on their own.

Unless otherwise noted, filmmakers and/or documentary subjects are potentially available for remote Q&As; inquire about availability (provide the date/time requested).

CFS offers a diverse selection of films for grades 1-12, allowing students and educators to explore world cinema as a supplement to their current subjects of study. The films can enhance each student’s education by providing exposure to various aspects of science, history, social studies, literature, language, music, and culture. The program also offers two films in French (the feature “Stars by the Pound” and the short “Making Waves”), two films partially in Spanish (the shorts “Linda and the Mockingbirds” and “The Undocumented Lawyer”), and one film in German (the feature “The Lesson”).

To make reservations, use the online form below or contact Mallory Duncan, CSL school-outreach coordinator, or Brian Spath, CSL operations supervisor:

Mallory Duncan: 314-497-9084,

Brian Spath: 314-289-4153,


For printable information, here are PDFs of 2020 Cinema for Students Films and 2020 Educator Letter:

2020 Cinema For Students Films

2020 Educator Letter