Free and Discounted Events

SLIFF continues its tradition of offering a large selection of free and discounted events to maximize its outreach into the community and to make the festival affordable to all.

This year, we offer 31 free in-person events. Among our virtual offerings, we’re featuring 6 free livestreams and 31 discounted programs at a special $5 price.

In addition, for the 18th year, we present the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program, which provides free access to film programs to St. Louis-area elementary, middle, and high schools. For more information, visit the Cinema for Students section of the CSL website.


Capes Sokol

Nov. 11, 4:30 PM: Master Class: Film and the Law

Contemporary Art Museum

Nov. 4, 6:30 PM: Archipelago 

Nov. 11, 6:30 PM: Where Is the Friend’s House?

St. Louis Public Library

Nov. 6, 1:30 PM: Duel

Nov. 7, 1:30 PM: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Nov. 13, 1:30 PM: The French Connection

Nov. 14, 1:30 PM: A Clockwork Orange

Nov. 20, 1:30 PM: Two-Lane Blacktop

Nov. 21, 1:30 PM: Sunday Bloody Sunday

Tivoli 1

Nov. 11, 5 PM: The Final 19

Nov. 21, 5 PM: Sunset Boulevard

Washington U./Brown

Nov. 5, 7:30 PM: Target: St. Louis

Nov. 6, 1 PM: Invisible

Nov. 6,4 PM:  American Exile

Nov. 6,7:30 PM: A Choice of Weapons

Nov. 7, 1 PM: Medicine Man

Nov. 7, 4 PM: Missing in Brooks County

Nov. 7, 7:30 PM: From the Hood to the Holler

Nov. 12, 7:30 PM: The Neutral Ground

Nov. 13, 1 PM: The Boys Who Said No!

Nov. 13, 4 PM: My Fugitive

Nov. 13, 7:30 PM: A Fire Within

Nov. 14, 1 PM: And So I Stayed

Nov. 14, 4 PM: Skid Row, Los Angeles

Nov. 14, 7:30 PM: Beijing Spring

Nov. 19, 7:30 PM: When Claude Got Shot

Nov. 20, 1 PM: Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Nov. 20, 4 PM: On the Divide

Nov. 20, 7:30 PM: Since I Been Down

Nov. 21, 1 PM: A Once and Future Peace

Nov. 21, 4 PM: Any Given Day


Nov. **, 1 PM: Master Class: Animator William Joyce

Nov. **, 1 PM: Master Class: Writer/director Sam Zvibleman

Nov. **, 1 PM: Master Class: Writer/director Ryan Eslinger

Nov. 14, 1 PM: New Filmmakers Forum Roundtable

Nov. 21, 1 PM: Seminar: BIPOC Filmmakers in Documentary

Nov. 21, 8 PM: Closing-Night Awards Presentation


(Special $5 Price)


American Exile

And So I Stayed

Any Given Day


Beijing Spring

The Boys Who Said No!

Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

The Final 19

A Fire Within

From the Hood to the Holler


Medicine Man

On the Divide

A Once and Future Peace

Since I Been Down

Skid Row/Shelter

Target: St. Louis

When Claude Got Shot

Shorts Programs

Doc Shorts: American Politics 

Doc Shorts: Animals 

Doc Shorts: Growing Old

Doc Shorts: Honest Work

Doc Shorts: Immigrants & Refugees 

Doc Shorts: International Politics

Doc Shorts: Living with Disabilities 

Doc Shorts: Method M

Doc Shorts: The Prison System 

Doc Shorts: Secret Histories

Doc Shorts: This Is Our Youth 

SLIFF/Kids Family Films 1

SLIFF/Kids Family Films 2