The 29th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), presented by Cinema St. Louis, continues to provide the opportunity for St. Louis filmgoers to view the finest in world cinema. Cinema St. Louis continues to bring us together to watch international films, documentaries, American indies and shorts that can only be seen at the festival. For the 29th year, we will still be sharing a screen – this time from the comfort and safety of our homes. 

To provide maximum access, the festival is extending its run by a week to 18 days from Nov. 5-22. The festival kicks off with a free opening-night special event featuring the documentary short “8:46” and a livestreamed conversation with Dave Chappelle and the film’s Oscar-winning directors, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert.

The majority of SLIFF’s lineup of features and shorts programs will be available to view on demand anytime from Nov. 5-22. There will also be special events hosted as livestreams for the opening-night event, closing-night awards presentation, New Filmmakers Forum roundtable and master classes. Guests will also be able to enjoy recorded Q&As with filmmakers and documentary subjects that will accompany many of the programs.

Cinema St. Louis continues its tradition of offering a large selection of free events to maximize its outreach into the community and to make the festival affordable to all. In addition, for the 17th year, they'll present the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program, which provides free screenings to St. Louis-area schools.

There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. Congratulations Cinema St. Louis for 29 years of filling our screens with the world!

The festival schedule, ticket information and a complete list of films are available at cinemastlouis.org.