Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program

2023 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

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

Sponsored by and the

Pauline E. Hawkins Trust and the
Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation

Cinema St. Louis and the 32nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) present their 20th year of Free Educational Film Programming, the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students (CFS) Program.

In-person screenings are held at the Hi-Pointe Theatre and St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch. Virtual films are available November 9-19.

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 one film in French (the narrative feature “The Horizon”) and a film in Spanish (the documentary feature “Home is Somewhere Else”).

To request films, please visit the Cinema St. Louis’ Cinema for Students website. For more information, contact Sandy Reid, CSL school outreach coordinator, or Brian Spath, CSL operations supervisor:

Sandy Reid: 314-402-9781,

Brian Spath: 314-289-4153,

The Hi-Pointe Theatre is located at 1005 McCausland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63117.
The St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch is located at 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63013.

 In-School Reservation Form

In-Person Reservation Form

2023 Educator Letter