2020 SLIFF

Because of the seriousness of the ongoing world health crisis, the 29th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival will be held virtually this year. SLIFF is partnering with Eventive, a secure online platform, to present the virtual festival, which will run a week longer than normal, from Nov. 5-22. The schedule of the 2020 SLIFF will be announced in early October.


2019 SLIFF

The 28th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) provided the opportunity for St. Louis filmgoers to view the finest in world cinema — international films, documentaries, American indies, and shorts that can only be seen on the big screen at the festival. 

We presented our usual array of fest buzz films and Oscar contenders, including “The Apollo,” “Atlantics,” “The Chambermaid,” “Clemency,” “Cunningham,” “A Faithful Man,” “Frankie,” “A Hidden Life,” “Just Mercy,” “The Kill Team,” “Little Joe,” “Marriage Story,” “Nomad,” “Olympic Dreams,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” “Premature,” “The Report,” “The Rest,” “Seahorse,” “The Song of Names,” “Sorry We Missed You,” “Synonyms,” “A Tramway in Jerusalem,” “The Traitor,” “The Truth,” “The Two Popes,” “Waves,” “The Whistlers,” “The Wild Goose Lake,” and “Zombi Child.”

SLIFF also honored three significant film figures with our annual awards: Josh Aronson and Brad Schiff with Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Awards; and Lisa Cortés with a Women in Film Award. For more information on our honorees, see the Awards section.