Tivoli Theatre FREE

180 minutes

The festival comes to a rousing conclusion with a free closing-night party — with complimentary wine and Urban Chestnut beers — at the Tivoli Theatre. The annual awards presentation follows in the main auditorium, with SLIFF first presenting its juried-competition awards: the Interfaith Awards for Best Documentary and Best Narrative, the NFF Emerging Director Award (“The Bobbie”), the Shorts Awards, and the St. Louis Film Critics’ Joe Pollack Award (for Best Narrative) and Joe Williams Award (for Best Documentary). The juried awards are capped by the presentation of the Spotlight on Inspiration Documentary Award, which features a $5,000 cash prize, The festivities conclude with SLIFF’s audience-choice awards: the Leon Award for Best Documentary, the TV5MONDE Award for Best International Film, and the Best Film Award.

Live music provided by local band, Blackfoot Sun.

SLIFF Special Event