Drama

Directed by Uluç Bayraktar

Based on the novel “9,75 Square Centimetres” by acclaimed Turkish author Mehmet Eroğlu, the film tells the…

Directed by Tom Dolby

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson…

Directed by Ruthy Pribar

Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature. In her debut feature film, Israeli…

Directed by Rodd Rathjen

“Buoyancy,” the moving coming-of-age story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor, offers…

Directed by Michal Szczesniak

In this unsettling and hypnotic Polish thriller, young scientist Anna Waterman (Julia Kijowska) is…

Directed by Koji Fukada

One of Japan’s current cinematic masters, Koji Fukada follows up his critically acclaimed “Harmonium” with…

Directed by Itay Tal

In Itay Tal’s “God of the Piano,” Anat (Naama Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best…

Directed by Sonia Nassery Cole

Interfaith Award for Best Narrative Feature. “I Am You” offers an insider’s look at the…

Directed by Stefano Mordini

“When I woke up, the nightmare began.” So begins the account of Adriano Doria (Riccardo Scamarcio), a…

Directed by Carlos R. Betancourt & Oscar Ernesto Ortega

After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, young Ernesto searches Miami for his…

Directed by Chad Hartigan

Imagine waking up in a world where a pandemic has broken out. Imagine that it strikes with no rhyme or…

Directed by Sasie Sealy

In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai…

Directed by Ezequiel Radusky

For 30 years Lila (Liliana Juárez) has been a cleaner in a provincial municipality building. She’s an…

Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

At the outset of “Madre,” Elena (Marta Nieto) receives a call from her 6-year-old son, who tells her that…

Directed by Eric Schultz

Ethan Kochar (former St. Louisan Sathya Sridharan) is a reclusive young neuroscientist whose brilliance is…

Directed by Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond

Lisa (the wonderful Nina Hoss of “Phoenix” and “Barbara”), once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes.…

An eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing shorts that includes animation, dark comedy, and horror.

Powerful films making strong statements comprise this collection of dramatic shorts.

Shorts to make your skin crawl and your spine tingle.

Animated tales from around the world.

Janet "Lovey" Herrmann, who programmed the first SLIFF shorts program and continues to help evaluate…

These dramatic shorts transport you to a specific moment in time.

A selection of some of the best narrative shorts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Short films that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.

Directed by Midi Z

After toiling for years in bit parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Wu Ke-Xi) finally gets her big break with…

Directed by Conor Allyn

This modern Western — which pointedly addresses contemporary immigration issues — is inspired by the real-…

Directed by Icko Gonzalez & John Valdes Tan

“Oligase” tells the story of a “no-read and no-write” indigenous Matigsalug girl who rebels against her…

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Charlotte Dauphin

“The Other” — the directorial debut of Charlotte Dauphin, producer of Mia Hansen Love’s “Bergman Island”…

Directed by Inon Shampanier

In this bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness, all Melanie (Stefania LaVie…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997 Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Aimee Long

After accidentally shooting an innocent Black man through a wall in Brooklyn, young Chinese-American cop…

Directed by Niav Conty

New Filmmakers Forum Emerging Director Award (The Bobbie). “Small Time” takes an…

Directed by Shatara Michelle Ford

Essy Award for Best Narrative Feature. “Test Pattern,” the gripping and powerful first…

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

“There Is No Evil” relates a quartet of stories — about the military executioners Heshmat, Pouya, Javad,…

Directed by Abel Ferrara

In his first dramatic feature since 2014’s “Pasolini,” Abel Ferrara (“Bad Lieutenant,” “King of New York…

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate…

Directed by Christian Petzold

In “Undine” — the story of a life-or-death love, splendidly and effortlessly told — Christian Petzold (“…

Directed by Steven J. Mihaljevich

When a suspicious death remains unsolved, three boys suspect a reclusive Indigenous man named Bobby (…