An annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, the 2020 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase will serve as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that are written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis residents or films and filmmakers with strong local ties. The 2020 event will place over two consecutive weekends in mid July (10-12 and 17-19) at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The many film programs that will screen there serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Programs with feature-length films include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers. A venue map to Brown Hall is below. Our lively annual closing-night awards party will, as always, be held in the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill. 

Submissions are now OPEN via FilmFreeway.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the effects of the ongoing world health crisis remain unpredictable, we have reasonable hope that the situation will have abated by summer and that the event will go on as scheduled in July. We encourage you to still submit your projects for consideration, and our staff will continue to evaluate submitted films. Deadlines are still important, but we want to be as flexible as possible to be respectful of filmmakers’ abilities to submit fully completed projects. Last year, we were able to create DCPs for almost every film, but this year we will have to be more fluid with formats for projection. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to CSL artistic director Chris Clark directly

See the 2019 schedule of films below: