23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

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 17 film programs that screen at the Hi-Pointe Theatre from July 21-23 and 28-30 serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. In addition, the event features a quartet of live-streamed master classes — the legal-issues class is also available as an in-person event — and the Closing-Night Awards Party at the Hi-Pointe Theatre.

The film programs range from full-length fiction and documentary features to multi-film compilations of fiction, documentary, and experimental shorts. The programs with feature films include post- screening Q&As with the filmmakers and/or subjects.


Hi-Pointe Theatre
1005 McCausland Ave., 63117 Corner of McCausland Ave. and Clayton Rd.

Capes Sokol
8182 Maryland Avenue, 15th Floor
Master Class: Legal Issues on 7/27, 6:00 PM


Tickets for film programs from July 21-23 & 28-30 at the Hi-Pointe Theatre are $15 each; $12 for students with valid and current photo ID and Cinema St. Louis members. (All credit-card and handling fees are incorporated into the ticket price.) Admission to the Closing-Night Awards Party at the Hi-Pointe is free, but a donation is requested. All master classes are free, but registration is required.


Tickets may be purchased in advance online through Eventive on the Cinema St. Louis website. Student discounts can only be obtained in person at the box office because ID is required.


A Five-Film Pass is $65, $50 for CSL members. To purchase a pass, click here. Passes offer great value and flexibility: A Five-Film Pass represents a savings of $15, and it can be used to purchase multiple tickets for a single show. VIP passes are available for $140, $105 for CSL members.


Candy, soda, bottled water, and the best popcorn in town are available at the concession stand.