22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties.

The 14 film programs that screen at Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium from July 15-17 and 22-24 serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. In addition, the event features a quartet of livestreamed master classes — the legal-issues class is also available as an in-person event — and the Closing-Night Awards Party at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room.

The film programs range from full-length fiction and documentary features to multi-film compilations of fiction, documentary, and experimental shorts. The programs with feature films include post-screening Q&As with the filmmakers and/or subjects.


Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium
Forsyth & Skinker boulevards (see map for details)
Film Programs from July 15-17 & 22-24

Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
6504 Delmar Blvd.
Closing-Night Awards Party on July 24, 7-11 PM

Capes Sokol
8182 Maryland Avenue, 15th Floor


Cinema St. Louis is not requiring proof of vaccination during the Showcase. We continue to recommend masks, especially for those who are not vaccinated and boosted, but they are not required, so guests should take the precautions that make them feel most comfortable. All policies may be adjusted in response to changing conditions.


Tickets for film programs from July 15-17 & 22-24 at Washington U.’s Brown Hall Auditorium are $15 each; $12 for students with valid and current photo ID and Cinema St. Louis members. (All credit-card and handling fees are incorporated into the ticket price.) Admission to the Closing-Night Awards Party at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room is free, but a donation is requested. All master classes are free, but registration is required.New accordion content


Tickets may be purchased in advance online through Eventive on the Cinema St. Louis website. Student discounts can only be obtained in person at the box office because ID is required.


A Five-Film Pass is $60, $50 for CSL members. To purchase a pass, click here. Passes offer great value and flexibility: A Five-Film Pass represents a savings of $15, and it can be used to purchase multiple tickets for a single show.

The master classes will be offered as livestreams at specific times/dates. These events will be free, but registration at our website is required. Our website’s How to Fest section provides a brief instructional video for signing up with our virtual-streaming and ticketing partner, Eventive.

Cinema St. Louis will sell popcorn, snacks, and candy at Brown Hall. There are also two vending machines near the auditorium. No drinks are available for purchase, so please feel free to bring your own water or soft drinks (in cans or plastic bottles only). Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages are allowed. Please help keep the space tidy for our other guests by cleaning up after yourselves.


For more information, contact Chris Clark at 314-289-4152 or chris@cinemastlouis.org.