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Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF)

November 14, 2013 - November 24, 2013



Now in its 22nd year, the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. This year’s festival will be held Nov. 14-24, 2013.

SLIFF will screen 330 films: 75 narrative features, 63 documentary features, and 192 shorts. This year’s festival has 201 screenings/programs, with 54 countries represented. The highlight of this year’s fest is an appearance by Oscar®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, discuss his career, and screen his director’s cut of “JFK” on Friday, Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The fest will host more than 100 filmmakers and related guests, including honorees Jon Jost (Lifetime Achievement Award), Arsen Anton Ostojic (Contemporary Cinema Award), Nina Davenport (Women in Film Award), and AJ Schnack (Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award).

SLIFF’s main venues are the Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium, the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL, and our newest venue KDHX in Grand Center. SLIFF showcases the very best in cutting-edge features and shorts from around the globe. The majority of the films screened – many of them critically lauded award-winners – will receive their only St. Louis exposure at the festival.

Download a PDF of the program book (10MB)

Ticket Sales

Tickets are now on sale for all shows. Tickets for shows at the Tivoli Theatre and Plaza Frotnenac Cinemas are available at the Landmark website and at each Box Office. Tickets for shows at Webster U.’s Moore Auditorium and KDHX are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets for shows at the Wildey Theatre can be purchased on their website or in person. You can also find a direct link to buy tickets on each film page or go to the Venues and Tickets page for more information about purchasing tickets, punch-passes and all-access passes.

All shows at Washington U.’s Brown Hall and UM-St. Louis are free and do not require a ticket.

Browse the Films

You can now find all 330 films on our website complete with trailers, showtimes and links to buy tickets. Browse the Film section to find out about this year’s festival. Find information about other events, workshops and free programming in the Special Events section.


November 14, 2013
November 24, 2013
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