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Top 5 St. Louis film festivals

Top 5 St. Louis film festivals [Must Attend]

 If you’re a St. Louis filmmaker or film fan and want a chance to showcase and celebrate film in the St. Louis area, we’re excited to tell you there are a plethora of them to choose from! Here are few of our favorite fests from the St. Louis video production community. Here are the Top 5 St. Louis film festivals you have to Catch.

1. St. Louis International Film Festival

 

In its 28th year, you’re invited to take in this festival, held at the Missouri History Museum November 7-17. Shown here are the best films made by St. Louis filmmakers and from filmmakers all around the world. Categories include documentaries, indie films, shorts, and experimental. Some of the titles screened are Clemency, A Faithful Man, and Zombi Child. Awards will be given for the best films, and local filmmakers will be honored.

Location:

3547 Olive Street, Suite 260
St. Louis, MO 63103-1000

Contact:

314-289-4150

2. Chicago at the Crossroad Screening

A one-day, one-film, free event scheduled for November 9 at the Missouri History Museum, this film explores Chicago and America’s historical housing segregation and violence crisis. The film is made possible by the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council. Panel discussions will be held. This film was 15 years in the making and asks tough questions about the strife and failures of segregation and unfair housing practices and policies. It seeks to explore the mistakes that were made and what can be done to prevent disasters like this from happening in the future.

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3. We Believe In Dinosaurs—Screening

Of the city’s film festivals in St. Louis, the screening of the We Believe in Dinosaurs film may be the most controversial, as it attempts to bridge the gaping divide between science and religion. This documentary covers the inception and execution of a bold and unpopular idea in scientific circles—a young earth—materialized in the building of a life-size Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky, with a price tag of $120 million. The film follows the creation of the ark, from the architect’s drawing board to the first ticket sold, scheduled for November 8 at 5 pm.

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4. Autism: The Musical and Autism: The Sequel

Part of the St. Louis International Film Fest, Autism: The Sequel is a film that allows you to catch up with the 5 children that participated in HBO’s 2008 documentary, Autism: The Musical. Both films will be screened at no cost to the public on November 10 at the festival. This film, and festival, are prime examples of just how powerful and relevant motion pictures can be.

Location:

3547 Olive Street, Suite 260
St. Louis, MO 63103-1000

Contact:

314-289-4150

5. Faith and Film Festival

Faith-based films have a massive audience and loyal following, as evidenced by the popularity of Christian movie streaming sites like PureFlix and Christian Cinema, and what better way to recognize and celebrate faith-based content than to attend the first Faith and Film Festival presented by Concordia Seminary. These films focus on Christian themes, and like any other film genres, include romantic comedies, serious dramas, shorts, or documentaries. Scheduled for January 23-25 of 2020, you will have over 40 hours of viewing to choose from and enjoy.  Popular faith-based films of the past include The Passion of the Christ, The Case for Christ, and God’s Not Dead.

Location:

801 Seminary Place
Saint Louis, MO 63105

Contact:

314-505-7000

 

With so many St. Louis film festivals it may be difficult to decide which you’d like to attend. Tell us which of these St. Louis film festivals caught your eye in the comment section below! We hope this list helped you decide which St Louis film festival is right for you.

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