St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

The B-Girl directed by Patrick Murray

July 17-21, 2016

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many of the programs with feature-length films include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers. The festival will take place July 17-21, 2016. The full schedule is available below. Tickets are on sale now!

Shorts Program: Doc Shorts 1

Sunday, Jul. 17 at 12:15pm

The Delmar Connection
Mark Clark and Quinsonta Boyd, 15 min.
A look at the history of Delmar Boulevard and its impact on both... Read More

Shorts Program: Relationships

Sunday, Jul. 17 at 2:00pm

The B-Girl
Patrick Murray, 23 min.
After finding her career unsatisfying, Ashley returns to her hometown and tries to reconnect with her... Read More

Shorts Program: Doc Shorts 2

Sunday, Jul. 17 at 4:15pm

Day to Night in St. Louis
Gerry Mandel, 4 min.
Scenes of St. Louis shot à la “Midnight in Paris.”

Jun Bae, 24... Read More

The Importance of Doubting Tom

Sunday, Jul. 17 at 6:45pm

Local actress and filmmaker Vanessa Roman presents her years-in-the-making feature debut. Gwen is shaken and confused by a recent breakup from the guy she thought... Read More

Shorts Program: Horror & Thrillers

Sunday, Jul. 17 at 9:15pm

Nathan Karimi, 25 min.
Paul Peterson re-creates Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast, interrupting the lives of a family in... Read More

Bob's Tour - Understanding What We See

Monday, Jul. 18 at 7:00pm

Washington University graduate Jun Bae provides a portrait of Bob Hansman, a beloved architecture professor at the school. The film follows Hansman as he takes his... Read More

The Tempter

Monday, Jul. 18 at 9:30pm

When a man is offered all the kingdoms of the earth — all the fame and fortune he can dream of — he must decide whether to make a bargain with a devil.

 ... Read More

Shorts Program: Drama

Tuesday, Jul. 19 at 7:00pm

Again Goodbye
Steve Werner, 4 min.
The story of a father in the days before his son returns to Vietnam.

Another Dream... Read More

The Dead Zone

Tuesday, Jul. 19 at 9:30pm

Dead Nightmare
Michael Schilling, 52 min.
Young people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse as it tears apart their lives are forced... Read More

I Miss Me

Wednesday, Jul. 20 at 7:00pm

Calvin Masterson (Brock Roberts) has everything a handsome bachelor could want: a high-powered job as an attorney, a list of women on speed dial, and enough money... Read More

Shorts Program: Comedy

Wednesday, Jul. 20 at 9:30pm

Easter Bunny Assassin
Seth Ferranti, 9 min.
A look at the life of a rabbit who is trying to make his way in a netherworld of corruption... Read More

35 Days

Thursday, Jul. 21 at 7:00pm

Veteran Showcase filmmaker Chris Grega is back with his latest feature, which also serves as a tribute to a local actor, Steve Heffernan, who died tragically of a... Read More

Closing-Night Awards Party

Thursday, Jul. 21 at 8:00pm

Cinema St. Louis announces the Showcase films chosen for inclusion in the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, and a jury gives awards to the best... Read More