Youth

Directed by Rodd Rathjen

“Buoyancy,” the moving coming-of-age story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor, offers…

Directed by Johanne Helgeland

“The Crossing” — a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and great courage found in even the…

Directed by Emma Rappold

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

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.

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

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

Directed by Jonathan Wysocki

Cue the drama! It’s summer 1994, and a group of conservative, nerdy teens throw their final murder-mystery…

Directed by Elena Horn

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

Directed by Steven Oritt

“My Name is Sara” tells the true life story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew whose entire family…

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

Directed by Mauricio Leiva Cock

Using some of Iron Maiden’s most famous tracks, including “Aces High” and “The Trooper,” first-time…

Directed by Inon Shampanier

In this bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness, all Melanie (Stefania LaVie…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

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

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 Nick Brandestini

On the Georgia barrier island of Sapelo — accessible only by boat —  preteen brothers JerMarkest and…

Directed by Batan Silva

Based on a true story, this inspiring dramedy chronicles the slow rescue from despair of Miguel, the…

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 Mark Lewis

Few protagonists are more compelling than the underdog sports hero, and “Strider” adds a new icon to the…

Directed by Sharon Liese

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

Directed by Nate Townsend

In June 2014, Ryan Candice, a high-achieving student at the University of Missouri, took his life days…

Directed by Steven J. Mihaljevich

When a suspicious death remains unsolved, three boys suspect a reclusive Indigenous man named Bobby (…

Directed by Hique Montanari

“Yonlu” incorporates animation, music, and video clips to tell the story of an extraordinarily creative…