Saint Louis International Film Festival
The 17th edition of the Saint Louis International Film Festival will be held from November 13th until the 23rd in Missouri with about 300 films being presented.
The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is one of the largest and highest-profile international film festivals in the Midwest. Now in its 17th year, SLIFF is presented by the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, which also annually produces the locally focused St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and the CinemaSpoke screenwriting competition. This year's event will be held Nov. 13-23 at the Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinemas and Webster University.
Te Saint Louis International Film Festival showcases the 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. SLIFF 2008 will screen more than 260 shorts, features and documentaries in 136 programs, with 38 countries represented. The festival will also host more than 75 filmmakers.
The Saint Louis International Film Festival spotlights the finest filmmakers from around the world, whether fresh talent, emerging artists largely unknown outside their native countries, or directors of long-established reputation. SLIFF prides itself on identifying up-and-coming filmmakers while at the same time offering high-profile films that garner Oscar nominations.
SLIFF's stellar lineup features a constellation of cinema's brightest stars and will honor them with various awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Schrader (screenwriter of "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," director of "American Gigolo" and "Affliction") for fiction and Jeremy Lasky (Pixar director of photography on "Finding Nemo," "Cars" and "WALL-E") for documentaries.
Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award to Jeremy Lasky (Pixar director of photography on "Finding Nemo," "Cars" and "WALL-E"). Women in Film Award to Marsha Hunt ("Raw Deal," "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Human Comedy").
Works by internationally renowned directors such as Michael Apted ("The Power of the Game"), Darren Aronofsky ("The Wrestler"), Marco Bellochio ("The Wedding Director"), John Boorman ("The Tiger's Tail"), Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire"), Laurent Cantet (The Class"), Terence Davies ("Of Time and the City"), Kelly Reichardt ("Wendy and Lucy"), Paul Schrader ("Adam Resurrected"), Joe Swanberg ("Nights and Weekends") and Giuseppe Tornatore ("The Unknown Woman") will also be celebrated.
The festival schedule and a complete list of films (with descriptions) are available at the Cinema St. Louis Web site: http://www.cinemastlouis.org/
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