ST. LOUIS - Missouriar -- Cinema St. Louis and St. Louis Public Radio are proud to co-present a free screening of a selection of short films from the 2021 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) and 2021 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. In addition to the films, the event will feature a pre-recorded interview with Elvira Lind, director of "The Letter Room," which won the Best of Fest Short award at SLIFF.

The program will be held in person outside at the Public Media Commons (3653 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108) at 7 pm (films begin at 8pm)Friday, June 10. Bring your folding chairs and snacks, no outside alcohol permitted. This event is free but capacity is limited so registration is required. Masks are welcome but not required at STLPR events. At this time, masks are still required to enter the STLPR building.

More information can be found on St. Louis Public Radio's Events page:

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has long sanctioned SLIFF's shorts competition as a pre-screening event for the Academy Awards. The winners in four categories of SLIFF's juried shorts programming (Best of Fest, Best Animation, Best Live Action, and Best Documentary) are eligible to submit their films directly to the Academy for Oscar consideration.

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The following short films will be screened during this event:

Autumn Leaves (Wojciech Ostrycharz, U.S.,  2021, 3 min., no dialogue)

Come On, Shake Your Body Baby, Do the Conga! (Tom Hipp, U.S., 2020, 2 min., English)

The Danger in Front (Alexis Chartrand, Canada, 2020, 17 min., French)

E14 (Peiman Zekavat, U.K., 2020, 16 min., English)

Hammond's Books (Joshua Mullins, U.S., 2021, 10 min., English)

The Letter Room (Elvira Lind, U.S., 2020, 30 min., English)

Man or Tree (Tom Hancock & Varun Raman, U.K., 2021, 4 min., English)

Mila (Cinzia Angelini, Canada; Italy; U.S., 2021, 20 min., no dialogue)

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