Sun, Nov 17th at 3:30pm

SLIFF presents “First Comes Love,” the latest from first-person documentarian Nina Davenport. The film chronicles the director/subject’s alternately funny and poignant journey to single motherhood. Davenport receives SLIFF’s Women in Film Award.

Co-presented with ... more

Sun, Nov 17th at 8:30pm

After the conclusion of Seeds of Hope at the Human Rights Spotlight, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting hosts a reception at Holmes Lounge on the Washington U. campus. All those who attended Spotlight films or are interested in human-rights issues are invited to continue the discussion over... more

SLIFF offers free daytime screenings for children and teens from participating St. Louis-area schools. The year’s selections – many accompanied by the filmmakers – include “The Abominable Crime,” “Alice Walker,” “Approved for Adoption,” “Bible Quiz,” “Caucus,” “Children of the Night,” “Ernest and Celestine,” “I Learn America,” “JFK: A President... more

Tue, Nov 19th at 12:00pm
Fri, Nov 22nd at 12:00pm

As a thank-you to our senior attendees, SLIFF offers a pair of free noon screenings at Plaza Frontenac that explore issues of aging. In Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights (Nov. 19), an 80-year-old retiree finds his sense of propriety upset when he notices that his neighborhood... more

Fri, Nov 22nd at 7:00pm

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, SLIFF presents a special evening with Oscar®-winning director Oliver Stone, including a screening of his director’s cut of JFK and a conversation between the filmmaker and St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic Joe Williams... more

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 22-24, Tivoli and KDHX

The New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), a juried competition of works by first-time feature filmmakers, is an annual highlight of SLIFF. The featured films this year are 9 Full MoonsFarah Goes Bang,... more


Regular ticket price of $12 per film.

NFF Coffee at KDHX is FREE.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 23-24, Washington U./Brown Hall

Cinema St. Louis annually presents the Children’s Film Showcase, which features an array of family features and shorts. Every program in the event is free and open to the public, and children and adults are equally entertained. This year’s selections are The Blue Tiger,... more

Sat., Nov. 23, 1pm, Webster U./Emerson Library Conference Room

An iconic figure in American-independent cinema, Jon Jost began making films in early 1960s and remains just as active today (his latest, “Coming to Terms,” screens Nov. 24 at the Tivoli). Jost has served as a mentor and inspiration to Missouri micro-budget filmmaker Blake Eckard, and he both shot and stars in Eckard’s “Ghosts of Empire Prairie... more

Sun, Nov 24th at 10:30am

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum, SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors hosted by Andrea Sporcic, the Missouri Film Office specialist at the Missouri Division of Tourism. Complimentary coffee and pastries are provided.



Sun, Nov 24th at 3:45pm

SLIFF presents a new work by legendary American-independent filmmaker Jon Jost, Coming to Terms, a meditation on death and its psychological impact on a fractured and divided family. Jost participates in a post-film Q&A and receives SLIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. With Blake Eckard,... more