SLIFF/Kids features film programs on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4). Venues include Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, the Wildey Theatre (in Edwardsville, Ill.), and Ronnies 20 Cine. All film programs are free.
In addition to the film programs, CSL offers filmmaking camps on live action and animation at the St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience on the fest’s weekdays (July 29-Aug. 2). And on Aug. 3, a full-day animation workshop for teens is held at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The camps are free of charge; the animation workshop is $75, but all supplies and materials are provided.
The films screened at SLIFF/Kids include international and American-independent narrative features (both animated and live action) and shorts programs. Programs are pitched to children and young teens ages 6-16; some programs appeal equally to all ages, but others are designed to serve particular age ranges.
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The SLIFF/Kids film programs are free to all attendees, both children and adults. No tickets are required for any show, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so early arrival is suggested, particularly for groups of three or more.