Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program
2019 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Free Film Screenings for St. Louis-Area Students (Grades 1-12)

Sponsored by Lucia Rosenbloom and Chip Rosenbloom
(in honor of Georgia Frontiere)
with support from the Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation
Busing sponsored by the Hawkins Foundation

Cinema St. Louis and the 28th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) present their 16th year of Free Educational Film Programming, the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students (CFS) Program.

Screenings are scheduled Friday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 12-15, at The Gathering, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, and Third Baptist Church.

In addition to the free screenings, we are offering Free Busing. Cinema St. Louis will pay for up to $400 per school in busing costs (in special cases, we can exceed this amount; inquire when booking a program). This applies to programs at all venues. All schools are eligible, but we would ask districts and private schools whose budgets already include funding for field trips to defer, allowing schools with fewer resources to take advantage of the program. We have a $10,000 cap, so this will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis; early registration for programs is thus encouraged.

CFS also offers In-School Presentations of 24 programs (including 14 films not available at the venues) during the time frame of Nov. 8 and Nov. 11-15.

CFS offers a diverse selection of films for grades 1-12, allowing students and educators to explore world cinema as a supplement to their current subjects of study. The films can enhance each student’s education by providing exposure to various aspects of science, history, social studies, literature, language, music, and culture. Select programs are accompanied by the filmmakers. The program also offers a film in French (“Orchestra Class”) and partially in Spanish (“Colossus”) at Plaza Frontenac.

Screenings are held at the following locations:

  • The Gathering, 2360 McCausland Ave. (near intersection with Manchester Avenue) in St. Louis
  • Plaza Frontenac Cinema, 210 Plaza Frontenac in Frontenac
  • St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, 1301 Olive St. in downtown St. Louis
  • Third Baptist Church, 620 N. Grand Boulevard in St. Louis’ Grand Center

For in-school presentations of individual films, schools will need to be able to screen from a computer using a website link and password, preferably with a digital projector. If a school can only screen from disc, a DVD will be provided. For multi-film shorts programs (SLIFF/Kids Shorts, St. Louis Documentary Shorts, Weston Woods Shorts), DVDs will be provided.

To make reservations, apply for bus reimbursement, or request in-school presentations, use the online forms or contact Mallory Duncan or Brian Spath:

Request Form

2019 CFS In-School Reservation Form

Cinema St. Louis
3547 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103-1000
Mallory Duncan: 314-497-9084,
Brian Spath: 314-289-4153,

For printable forms and information, here are PDFs of 2019 Cinema for Students Films, 2019 Educator Letter, and 2019 Bus Reimbursement Form (to be mailed in with busing receipt).

2019 Bus Reimbursement Form

2019 Cinema For Students Films

2019 Educator Letter