The 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will be held from Nov. 4-21, 2021. Because the effects of the pandemic continue, the fest will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual screenings.

In-person screenings will be held on all three screens of the Tivoli Theatre from Nov. 4-14 and the weekend of Nov. 19-21. Other in-person screenings will take place at Washington University's Brown Hall Auditorium (on the weekends of Nov. 5-6, 12-14, and 19-21) and Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium (on the evenings of Nov. 5-14). In addition, the St. Louis Public Library's Central Library Auditorium will serve as the in-person venue for six Golden Anniversaries screenings of films from 1971; those screenings will be held on the afternoons of Nov. 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21. Finally, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will partner with SLIFF on two in-person screenings on the evenings of Nov. 4 and 11.

In addition to the in-person screenings, SLIFF will feature a substantial number of films and shorts programs that will only be available virtually through our partner Eventive from Nov. 4-21. Many (but not all) of the films that receive in-person screenings will also be available virtually.

To ensure the safety and health of patrons, SLIFF will require masks and proof of vaccination at in-person screenings. No concessions will be available at any of the venues, including the Tivoli, to ensure audience members remain masked throughout films. Full details on Covid-19 safety measures will be announced when the fest schedule is posted on the website the week of Oct. 11.