|where:||St. Louis (Usa)|
|when:||November 2nd - 12th, 2017|
|address:||Centene Center for Arts and Education|
3547 Olive Street
St. Louis MO 63103-1014
U S A
|deadline:||June 30th, 2017|
|entry form:||Submission at Withoutabox|
The sidebar features a selection of the best in contemporary global nonfiction filmmaking. We seek films that speak to human experience ranging from the most heart-felt of human rights concerns, to uplifting tales of courage, to that of unique tales of idiosyncratic singularity among us. Audience voting determines the winner of the Leon Award for Best Documentary. There is also a juried Interfaith documentary award for films that speak to issues of faith, spirituality and the human condition.
American indies, studio releases, international and foreign language films accepted. The St. Louis International Film Festival has a solid and growing national and international reputation for its programming, particularly for its foreign language films. The New Filmmakers Forum (NFF). is a juried competition for first-time filmmakers who we perceive to be the hot directors of tomorrow to watch today. First-time filmmakers with awards for their film are strongly encouraged to apply but the competition is open to all.
SLIFF offers an official Academy-sanctioned short subject competition, which allows winners in all categories to be eligible for consideration for an Oscar nomination without doing a theatrical release. The 2007 Best Live Action Short Subject "West Bank Story" was eligible to submit for Oscar consideration because of its Best of Fest award in the 2005 festival.
There is also a short film competition with five award categories including the Best of Fest, Best International, Best Drama, Best Documentary and Best Animation awards. Best of Fest award includes cash and film stock. All shorts filmmaker finalists are encouraged to attend the festival.
We seek non-fiction films of 45 min. or less that speak to human experience ranging from the most heart-felt of human rights concerns, to uplifting tales of courage, to that of unique tales of idiosyncratic singularity among us.