Watch an afternoon of animated shorts at SLIFF/Kids.Photo courtesy SLIFF/Kids.
The annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with 10 days of films Nov. 3-13.
SLIFF highlights movies that celebrate the art of film-making, including several screenings and presentations geared to children of various ages and interests. A few of the feature films being offered this year as part of SLIFF/Kids will include “Adama,” an animated feature film that follows the rite of passage of a boy living in a remote African village during World War I; “Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues,” which takes audiences on an adventure through the French Alps with a boy and his dog; and “Heidi,” the beloved tale of a young orphan who changes the heart of her grumpy grandfather. Other films in this year’s SLIFF/Kids festival include “The Eagle Huntress,” “Oddball,” “Phantom Boy,” “Celestial Camel,” “Birds of Passage” and “Winnetou’s Son.” SLIFF/Kids will also preview a collection of animated children’s shorts at noon Saturday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 12 at Plaza Frontenac Cinema.
SLIFF will again host the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program, which provides free educational programming for local schools. Free film screenings will be offered to local schools at Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, St. Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship and Plaza Frontenac Cinema. Financial assistance is available to assist schools in bussing students to the venues.
For more information about SLIFF and SLIFF/Kids, to view a complete schedule of this year’s festival and to purchase tickets, visit cinemastlouis.org.