The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens 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 2021 Showcase will take place from July 16-25. CSL hopes to present the programs as both virtual and in-person presentations, but the in-person component will depend on whether we can safely hold the event. A final determination will be made closer to the dates of the Showcase and announced here. The event will be presented virtually, through our partner Eventive, and all programs will be available throughout the Showcase's full 10-day run. If circumstances allow, the in-person screenings will take place on the Showcase's two weekends, July 16-18 and 23-25, at Washington University's Brown Hall Auditorium.

Submissions now open through May 31, 2021, via FilmFreeway.