The 17th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, a presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis residents or films with strong local ties.

The 15 film programs that screen at the Tivoli from July 16-20 serve as the showcase’s centerpiece. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs include post-screening Q-and-As with filmmakers. There are 87 films in this year’s event.

The showcase also hosts a free closing-night awards party on Thursday, July 20, at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. Cinema St. Louis will announce the showcase films chosen for inclusion in the St. Louis International Film Festival, and juried awards for the best Showcase films will be given. Complimentary beer is supplied by Kräftig; cash bar for all other drinks. Attendees must be 21 or older. 

Tickets for film programs from July 16-20 at the Tivoli are $13 each. For students with valid and current photo ID and for Cinema St. Louis members with valid membership card, tickets are $10. Advance tickets are on sale at the Tivoli Theatre box office (4-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). No phone sales, but tickets may be purchased online at There is a $1 per-ticket service charge; online sales are limited to full-price tickets only. The closing-night awards party is free and does not require tickets.

Sunday-Thursday, July 16-20: Film Programs
Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd.
$13 each; $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members
See full schedule at for times and film descriptions

Thursday, July 20: Closing-Night Awards Party
8 p.m.-midnight at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd.
Free (donations accepted); attendees must be 21 or older; sponsored by Kräftig V

Via Press Release