ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will be held Nov. 13-23. SLIFF will screen 389 films: 89 narrative features, 76 documentary features, and 224 shorts. This year’s festival has 239 screenings/programs, with 69 countries represented. The fest will host more than 125 filmmakers and related guests, including honorees Doug Pray (Contemporary Cinema Award), Katie Mustard (Women in Film Award), and Timothy J. Sexton (Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award).
The festival will open on Thursday, Nov. 13, with the premiere of “The Makings of You,” a St. Louis- set and -shot drama by Matt Amato. Amato, an award-winning director of music videos and commercials, returned to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut. The film stars Jay R. Ferguson (of “Mad Men”) and Sheryl Lee and Grace Zabriskie (both of “Twin Peaks”). Ferguson and Zabriskie attend the fest.
Download the Program Book
Full SLIFF Program Book (PDF)
Find SLIFF on Social Media
Find the latest updates about the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Search the hashtag #STLFILMFEST for updates from attendees and filmmakers during the festival.
Cinema for Students
SLIFF offers free daytime screenings for children and teens from participating St. Louis-area schools during the festival. Educators and school administrators, find out more information about how you can bring unique and educational film programming to your students.