Virtual Festival Basics

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is taking a hybrid approach. Although many films will be available at in-person screenings, a significant number of programs will also be presented virtually.

SLIFF is again partnering with Eventive, which also handles our ticketing, to present the virtual component of the festival. Click here for three short videos that explain the process of setting up an Eventive account, purchasing tickets (for either in-person or virtual screenings), and using a pass.

Here are the key elements of the virtual offerings at the fest:

  • Program Availability: SLIFF’s lineup of features and shorts programs will be available to view on demand anytime from Nov. 4-21.
  • Geographic Availability: All programs will be available to residents of Missouri and Illinois, but some will also be accessible to a wider audience. Information on where a virtual program can be streamed is found on the film listing.
  • Watch Window: Once a ticket-holder begins watching a program, access to it remains available for 48 hours.
  • Livestreams: Six free livestreams will be offered at specific times/dates.
  • Q&As: Recorded Q&As with filmmakers and/or documentary subjects will accompany some virtual programs.

Full information on access, including system requirements, is found in the Virtual Fest FAQ.

Help with playing films on your TV (through HDMI, casting/airplay, or apps) is found here.