Free Events

SLIFF continues its tradition of offering a large selection of free events to maximize its outreach into the community and to make the festival affordable to all. This year, we offer 64 free events, which are detailed below. In addition, for the 16th year, we present the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program, which provides free screenings (often with filmmakers in attendance) to St. Louis-area elementary, middle, and high schools. Films are offered both at our venues and for in-school presentation. Busing reimbursement is also available.

Friday, Nov. 8

We Believe in Dinosaurs: 5 PM, Tivoli 1

Doc Shorts: Method M: 5:05 PM, Tivoli 3

Seahorse: 7:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

Saturday, Nov.  9

Missing Link: 11 AM, Missouri History Museum

Building the American Dream: 12:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

The State Against Mandela and the Others: 1:30 PM, Missouri History Museum

Master Class: Stop-Motion Animation, 2 PM, Webster U./Sverdrup

We Are Not Princesses: 3 PM, Washington U./Brown

Chicago at the Crossroad: 4 PM, Missouri History Museum

A Destruction: 5:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

17 Blocks: 7 PM, Missouri History Museum

From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: 8 PM, Washington U./Brown

Sunday, Nov. 10

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1: 11 AM, Missouri History Museum

Restless: 12:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

Decade of Fire: 1 PM, Missouri History Museum

Master Class: Cinematography, 1 PM, Webster U./Sverdrup

Alice’s Restaurant: 1:30 PM, St. Louis Public Library

Autism: The Musical: 3 PM, Stage at KDHX

Through the Cracks: 3 PM, Washington U./Brown

Our Bodies Our Doctors: 3:30 PM, Tivoli 3

Mossville: 4 PM, Missouri History Museum

Autonomy: 6 PM, Cortex Innovation Hall

The Remix: 6 PM, Washington U./Brown

Always in Season: 7 PM, Missouri History Museum

The Apollo: 7:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

Monday, Nov. 11

To Be of Service: 5 PM, Tivoli 1

Doc Shorts: Life Animated: 5:05 PM, Tivoli 3

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Thirst for Justice: 5 PM, Tivoli 1

Doc Shorts: Science & Cyberspace: 5:05 PM, Tivoli 3

Wednesday, Nov. 13

The Condor & the Eagle: 5 PM, Tivoli 1

Doc Shorts: The Black Experience: 5 PM, Tivoli 3

Thursday, Nov. 14

Kifaru: 5 PM, Tivoli 1

Doc Shorts: Women in Sports: 5:05 PM, Tivoli 3

Eating Up Easter: 7 PM, Contemporary Art Museum

Between the Lines: 7:30 PM, Webster U./Moore

Friday, Nov. 15

Doc Shorts: Leaps of Faith: 5:05 PM, Tivoli 3

Cooked: 5:30 PM, Tivoli 1

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?: 7 PM, Contemporary Art Museum

Colossus: 7:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

Saturday, Nov. 16

Dilili in Paris: 11 AM, Missouri History Museum

Objector: 12:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

Master Class: Documentary, 1 PM, Webster U./Sverdrup

When I Last Saw Jesse: 1 PM, Missouri History Museum

Doc Shorts: Artistic Expressions: 3 PM, Stage at KDHX

Ximei: 3 PM, Washington U./Brown

Throw a Billion Dollars from the Helicopter: 4 PM, Missouri History Museum

The Rest: 6 PM, Washington U./Brown

Prison Performing Arts: 7 PM, Missouri History Museum

But Now Is Perfect: 8:30 PM, Washington U./Brown

Sunday, Nov. 17

NFF Coffee 11 AM, Stage at KDHX

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 2: 11 AM, Missouri History Museum

Master Class: Screenwriting, 1 PM, Webster U./Sverdrup

Patrinell: 1 PM, Stage at KDHX

Women of the Gulag: 1 PM, Missouri History Museum

My Blood Is Red: 1 PM, Washington U./Brown

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They: 1:30 PM, St. Louis Public Library

St. Louis Superman: 4 PM, Missouri History Museum

Doc Shorts: Showcase Sampler: 4 PM, Stage at KDHX

Flint: 4 PM, Washington U./Brown

Narrative Shorts: Showcase Sampler: 6 PM, Stage at KDHX

The Map Is the Territory: 6:30 PM, Webster U./Moore

Doc Shorts: A Real-World Gilead: 7 PM, Washington U./Brown

Closing-Night Awards Presentation and Party: 8:30 PM, Tivoli 1

Rawstock: 8:30 PM, Stage at KDHX