Film festival to switch on in St. Louis

October 26, 2013 by  

The 22nd annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is taking place for 11 days in just a few weeks.

Film screenings will take place at various venues, such as the Plaza Frontenac, the Tivoli Theater, and Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium. Over 400 films are expected to be screened in genres such as feature length films, shorts (or narratives), and documentaries. A couple of the titles of the documentaries to be screened include ‘The Abominable Crime’, ‘Chasing Ice’ and ‘JFK: A President Betrayed.’

During the festival, the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students will be showing free screenings to students from grades 2 through 12. The students will also be bused in for free. This is aimed at interesting students in the art and science of filmmaking.

The festival is currently looking for volunteers to help in the running of the festival. They will be doing such jobs as handing out tickets and acting as ushers. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and film ticket vouchers based on their hours of work.

Visitors from all over the St. Louis area, including nearby Manchester, will likely want to take part in this popular annual festival and attend at least one film. Local print companies have probably provided items such as flyers to help advertise it.

The festival is taking place from November 14 – 24. Various films have different ticket prices or are free. To learn more about the festival, or to volunteer, call 314-289-4150.