The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual 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 natives or films with strong local ties. The 15 film programs that screen at the Tivoli from July 19-23 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 of the programs with feature-length films include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers.
Take a sneak peek of HEC-TV’s “Hand Delivering Hope” documentary, premiering Tuesday, July 21 at the film festival.
Hand Delivering Hope, produced by HEC-TV’s Jacqui Poor, features four volunteers who were inspired to form a not-for-profit organization after a school-rebuilding project in Rwanda. The group constructs schools in remote communities of developing-world countries.