Webster Represented in St. Louis International Film Festival

Nov. 4, 2015

Webster Represented in St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis International Film Festival is held Nov. 5-15

The 24th annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) kicks-off Thursday, Nov. 5, and runs until Sunday, Nov. 15. SLIFF will screen an unprecedented 447 films: 97 narrative features, 86 documentary features, and 264 shorts. The fest also will feature seven special-event programs, including two free master classes and the closing-night party. This year’s festival has 270 screenings/programs, with 70 countries represented.

SLIFF is one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. Many Webster University faculty, staff, students, and alumni have connections to this year’s festival.



Zlatco Cosic (alum BA VIDE 2008/adjunct asst. professor) – “Zero Degree Overlap,” Narrative Shorts: Experimental, Shorts program Saturday, Nov. 7, 2:30 pm Tivoli

Cliff Froehlich, Executive Director, Cinema St. Louis

Brian Jun (alum BA FILM 2001/visiting asst. professor) - “Sleep With Me,” Saturday, Nov. 7, 9:15 p.m., Plaza Frontenac 90 min.

David Rocco (alum BA FILM 2008/visiting asst. professor) cinematographer for “Blameless” in Showcase shorts

Kathy Corley (BA ENGL 1974) professor of film studies– Board of Directors

Brian Jun, Diane Carson – The New Filmmakers Forum (NFF) Emerging Directors Award jury

Chris Sagovac, (BA MEDC 1996, MA ART 2005) associate professor of animation, Narrative Shorts jury

Pete Timmerman – Documentary jury

Diane Carson – Narrative jury


Chris Phillips (BA MEDC 2011) “Ferguson 365, Doc Shorts: No Justice, No Peace," Sunday, Nov.15 6 p.m.

James Harrison (BA MEDC 1994), director of the Webster University Film Series - Narrative Shorts jury


Chris Clark (BA MEDC 1985), Cinema St. Louis artistic director

Aaron Crozier (BA Vide 2001) “Aztec Revenge,” Narrative, Saturday, Nov. 7, 9:15 p.m., Webster, Winifred Moore, 80 mins.

Efi Da Silva (BA FLPR 2008) “Four Way Stop,” Narrative, Friday, Nov. 13, 9:35 pm Tivoli;
Sunday Nov 15 1 pm Webster, Winifred Moore, 85 mins., With director da Silva and cast and crew members; competing for New Filmmakers Forum (NFF) Emerging Director Award

Hannah Radcliff (BA FLPR 2008) – cinematographer for “Four Way Stop” and for “Sophie

Kat Touschner (BA VIDE 2008), Cinema St. Louis tech supervisor

Lacey Turner (BA FLPR 2015) “Abhita,” US 2015, 10 mins., St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler

Wyatt Weed –“Trinity,” 2015, 16 mins. St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler

Sarah Truckey (MEDC FILS 2006) Festival driver


Alvaro Aro (Senior – FLPR) “Sophie,” Narrative Shorts: Sci-Fi, Thrillers & Westerns, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 9:35 pm Tivoli;

For more information on any of these films, visit the SLIFF website at www.cinemastllouid.org.


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