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 56 free events, which are detailed below.
Among the free offerings: all programs in The Divided City and Human Rights Spotlight; 17 of the 21 programs in Race in America: The Black Experience; three special-event livestreams; six master classes (and four film supplements to those classes); 12 documentary-shorts programs; and two family-film shorts programs.
In addition, for the 17th 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 website.
Opening-Night Event: 8:46 and Live Q&A with Dave Chappelle (7:30 PM Thursday, Nov. 5)
New Filmmakers Forum Roundtable (11:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 21)
Closing-Night: Awards Presentation (7:30 PM Sunday, Nov. 22)
Master Class: Editing with Karen Pearlman (4 PM Saturday, Nov. 7)
Master Class: Microbudget Filmmaking with Blake Eckard and Kristian Day (1 PM Sunday, Nov. 8)
Master Class: Directing with Ken Kwapis (1 PM Saturday, Nov. 14)
Master Class: Behind the Camera with Rachel Reichman (1 PM Sunday, Nov. 15)
Master Class: Screenwriting with Beau Willimon (1 PM Saturday, Nov. 21)
Master Class: Documentary Filmmaking with Anne de Mare and Jeff Truesdell (1 PM Sunday, Nov. 22)