Cinema at Citygarden

May 24, 2013 to June 30, 2013

The third edition of Cinema at Citygarden – a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and Gateway Foundation – blossoms beginning May 24. Works that incorporate nature as a key element by St. Louis-area filmmakers will screen through the end of June on the video wall.

The three winning works, whose filmmakers will receive cash prizes, are the following:

First-Place Award ($1,500): “Being,” directed by Nenad Simic & Zarko Mladenovic

Second-Place Award ($1,000): “Watershed Cairns,” directed by Kingsley Uwalaka & Matt Zahnweh

Third-Place Award ($500): “Green Thumb,” directed by Wyatt Weed

In addition, four other competition films will be featured as part of the video-wall presentation:

“King of the Feeder Thieves,” directed by Sonja Ecton

“Nature’s Mix,” directed by Catherine Dudley-Rose

“Take Me to the Sea,” directed by Virginia Lee Hunter

“Tomorrow,” directed by Dale Ward

The seven-film program will debut on Citygarden’s video wall on Friday, May 24. The videos will play on a loop from 6-11 p.m. daily and continue at Citygarden through the end of June. 

Cinema St. Louis will also screen the video-wall program – as well as additional Cinema at Citygarden competition entries chosen by CSL – as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, held in July 2013. Those films will then be eligible for consideration by the St. Louis International Film Festival, held Nov. 14-24, 2013.
Opened July 1, 2009, Citygarden is an oasis in the heart of St. Louis’ downtown: a vibrant and serene blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture with delights of water, stone, architecture and design. Surrounded by no fences or gates, and with no admission fee, Citygarden is completely open and accessible to the public 365 days a year. Citygarden is located on 2.9 acres between Eighth and 10th and Market and Chestnut streets. For more information about Citygarden, visit