St. Louis International Film Festival

Nov. 2-12, 2017

SLIFF is a regional, internationally themed film event dedicated to exploring cross-cultural understanding through the art of the cinema. Its mission is to enhance cultural diversity by bringing American independent productions, horizon-expanding international films and high-quality studio films to audiences before their commercial release. The Festival is especially concerned with providing film-goers and cineastes the opportunity to see works that would otherwise never screen in St. Louis.

SLIFF is an Academy-sanctioned qualifying festival for both narrative and documentary short subjects. Winners of the juried award for Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, Best of Fest (Narrative Short), and Best Documentary Short can submit to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar® consideration.

The 27th annual festival is now accepting submissions. Films may be submitted through Withoutabox or FilmFreeway using the links to the right.

Early Bird: March 31, 2018
Regular Deadline: June 30, 2018
Late Deadline: July 31, 2018

Submissions are now open.

Cinema at Citygarden

May 31- June 30, 2019

The fifth edition of Cinema at Citygarden – a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and Gateway Foundation – invites St. Louis-area filmmakers to let their imaginations blossom by creating short works that incorporate Nature as a key element. This juried competition will award cash prizes – $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place – to the top three entries. The winning shorts will then be featured as part of a looped program that will screen on Citygarden’s video wall.

Only St. Louis area filmmakers are eligible to apply and must live within a 120-mile radius of St. Louis. All conceivable approaches – including experimental, narrative, animated, and documentary – are acceptable.

The event is now accepting submissions. Films may be submitted through FilmFreeway using the link to the right.

April 5, 2019

Submissions are now open.