Women in Film Spotlight

As a complement to Master Class: Documentary Filmmaking with Anne de Mare,…

A supplement to Master Class: Behind the Camera with Rachel Reichman, this…

As an adjunct to Master Class: Editing with Karen Pearlman, SLIFF offers a…

Anne de Mare explores the process of making a documentary film, focusing on…

When she encountered the work of Antonioni and Bergman, Rachel Reichman was…

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with…

People often say that good editing is invisible, but if that is the case,…

SLIFF is proud to kick off its 2020 edition with a special event featuring…

Directed by Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert

“9to5” is the latest film from heralded documentarians Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, whose “American…

Directed by Mona Zandi Haghighi

Middle-age Shokoo finds out that her elderly ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by…

Directed by Catherine Gund

“Aggie” explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist…

Directed by Barbara Vekarić

Aleksi, a troubled 28-year-old who has failed to find a job as a photographer after graduating from…

Directed by Ruthy Pribar

In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in…

Directed by Marlén Viñayo

In “Cachada,” which screened at last year’s SXSW, five El Salvadoran women who have lived difficult lives…

Directed by Emma Rappold

Change is never easy, even when the results are positive, and that’s never more true than when a young…

Directed by Maria Finitzo

“The Dilemma of Desire” explores female sexual desire and the powerful gender politics that revolve around…

Perspectives on animals, the environment, and the natural world.

A trio of films that examine different aspects of the prison system in the U.S.

A program that explores the Black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.

Glimpses of family life both fraught and inspiring from around the globe.

Stories of deportees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

An anthology of films about the lives of musicians.

A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the…

A trio of nonfiction shorts examining hard-won triumphs and continuing challenges in the LGBTQ community…

Nonfiction standouts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and new works by artists with ties to the…

A global survey of the myriad challenges faced by women both past and present.

Directed by Zoë Kennison

In a story inspired by a real-life experience, 22-year-old college student Ivan (Zoë Kennison) is informed…

Directed by Ekwa Msangi

Forced to leave Angola and live in exile in New York City, Walter (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, “The Chi”)…

Directed by Jiayan "Jenny" Shi

“Finding Yingying” chronicles the search for Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student who had only…

Directed by Mark Bosco & Elizabeth Coffman

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress/Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, “Flannery” is a lyrical,…

Directed by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

As her small, blue-collar city struggles to emerge from the opioid epidemic and gets caught up in battles…

Directed by Donna Serbe-Davis

How can the endangered city of Venice be preserved? Gianni Berengo Gardin, Italy’s most famous living…

Directed by Elena Horn

German schools mandate that students learn about National Socialism and its devastating impact on the…

Directed by Sabrina Bouarour

Sabrina Bouarour's “Lights of Baltimore” tells the story of the war of images surrounding Baltimore in the…

Directed by Sasie Sealy

In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai…

Directed by Anca Damian

This poetic and touching animated film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named…

Directed by Maite Alberdi

Rómulo is a private investigator hired to investigate a retirement home in Chile where a resident may be…

Directed by Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond

Lisa (the wonderful Nina Hoss of “Phoenix” and “Barbara”), once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes.…

Directed by Yee-Lam Wong

Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt…

Rousing adventures, complex introspections, and unconventional families highlight this animated collection…

Take a break from the weight of the world with this laugh-filled collection.

A second helping of hilarious shorts.

An eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing shorts that includes animation, dark comedy, and horror.

Powerful films making strong statements comprise this collection of dramatic shorts.

A collection of mind-bending, form-expanding work.

Shorts to make your skin crawl and your spine tingle.

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Animated tales from around the world.

Janet "Lovey" Herrmann, who programmed the first SLIFF shorts program and continues to help evaluate…

These dramatic shorts transport you to a specific moment in time.

A selection of some of the best narrative shorts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Short films that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Alex Bayer, Jonathan Mann & Mary Anne Rothberg

In “The Oratorio,” filmmaker Martin Scorsese helps tell the story of an 1826 performance that forever…

Directed by Charlotte Dauphin

“The Other” — the directorial debut of Charlotte Dauphin, producer of Mia Hansen Love’s “Bergman Island”…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997 Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Karla Murthy

Although a portrait of the troubled Rust Belt city of Youngstown, Ohio, “The Place That Makes Us” offers a…

Directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg

A work of timely urgency, director Michelle Grace Steinberg’s “A Place to Breathe” toggles between…

Directed by Rachel Reichman & Deborah Shaffer

At 88 years old, Audrey Flack — feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor, and teacher — holds a unique…

Directed by Amy Geller & Gerald Peary

Yes, there are Jews in Montana! There’s an evangelical strand of Hasidic Judaism — Chabad-Lubavitch —…

Directed by Josefina Rotman Lyons

The charming “Revival” documents a program by a New York City nonprofit — the interestingly named Dances…

Directed by Anne Flatté & Marlon Johnson

For nearly three decades, Edward “Nardie” White has led an after-school community drum corps (River City…

Directed by Yoruba Richen

As the country was embroiled in a divisive election and racial tensions flared, civil-rights activist and…

This eclectic program is tailored for children ages 4 to 8.

This program of family films will appeal to kids ages 8 to 13.

Directed by Niav Conty

“Small Time” takes an empathetic and at times darkly humorous look at life, faith, and childhood. Though…

Directed by Marie-Sophie Chambon

Sixteen-year-old physics whiz Lois wants only one thing: to travel into space. But heavy-set people like…

Directed by Mariko Bobrik

In this story about love, misunderstanding, and food, Vietnamese cook Long struggles to fit into a…

Directed by Shatara Michelle Ford

“Test Pattern,” the gripping and powerful first feature by Shatara Michelle Ford, chronicles a young Black…

Directed by Sharon Liese

Filmed over five years in Kansas City, “Transhood” follows four transgender kids — beginning at ages 4, 7…

Directed by Ashley O'Shay

“Unapologetic” vividly captures a community of millennial organizers confronting an administration…

Directed by Abby Ginzberg

Directed by Peabody Award winner Abby Ginzberg — a two-time SLIFF alum with “And Then They Came for Us” in…

Directed by Deirdre Fishel

“Women in Blue” offers an unprecedented window on the inner workings of the Minneapolis Police Department…