In response to the continuing threat of the COVID-19 virus, all of Cinema St. Louis' 2020 film festivals and events, including its premier event, the St. Louis International Film Festival, will now take place online.
Organizers had hoped that by moving their events to summer 2020, the virus would have abated and in-person screenings could return in some form. But, given the aggressive nature of the disease, staff feel that holding a traditional film festival would put the safety of its volunteers and patrons at risk.
Individual films will be available for $10 to the general public and $8 to Cinema St. Louis members; festival passes will also be available. Select programming will be available for free.
To retain as much of the festival experience as possible, many of the films will feature accompanying conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, etc. Most of this content will be pre-recorded, but some live content will be available.
The following festivals will take place online:
June 19-28, QFest St. Louis
July 10-19: St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 17-23: Classic French Film Festival
Nov. 5-15: St. Louis International Film Festival (may increase the length of its run by several days)
The festivals will be presented online via Eventive. Most films will be available to screen on demand, but a few will have specific dates and times associated with them.
For more information and event updates, visit Cinema St. Louis.