Cinema St. Louis programs, including the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), generate significant publicity in local print, electronic, and online media.

Press Releases

The 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase announces awards

July 25, 2022

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis (CSL), serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screened works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are now working elsewhere. The Showcase’s 14 film programs ranged from narrative and documentary features to multi-film compilations of fiction, experimental, and documentary shorts.


Bree Maniscalco Named As Cinema St. Louis’ New Executive Director

June 16, 2022

The Cinema St. Louis (CSL) board of directors has named Bree Maniscalco as the organization’s new executive director. The nonprofit CSL presents a quartet of annual festivals — the St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, QFest St. Louis, and Classic French Film Festival — and an array of film series, screenings, educational opportunities, and special events.


Cinema St. Louis announces eighth Cinema at Citygarden juried competition

13 June 2022

The eighth edition of Cinema at Citygarden – a biennial co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and the Gateway Foundation – invites St. Louis-area filmmakers to let their imaginations blossom by creating short works that incorporate Nature as a key element.>


Cinema St. Louis Seeks Applications for Executive Director Position

Cinema St. Louis is seeking an Executive Director with dynamic vision and extraordinary leadership skills that will continue to grow and sustain this artistic centerpiece in the St. Louis region. The position reports to the Board of Directors and oversees administration, staff, fundraising, community engagement and programming.


Cinema St. Louis to Receive $100,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan

27 January 2022