The 13th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase takes over the Tivoli from July 14th through the 18th, featuring a diverse collection of increasingly impressive local talent. Fifteen different programs offer 91 films running from a few minutes to feature length, stretching from animation and avant-garde works to documentaries and fictional narratives.
The Sixth Annual QFest runs June 6th through 9th at Webster University. Its mission, as defined by Cinema St. Louis, is "to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the LGBTQ community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle." The 10 features and nine shorts certainly meet that goal.