Congratulations to a pair of Missouri Film Festivals who were recognized this month by USA Today as Top 10 destinations for film lovers. Coming next month to Columbia is True/False, regularly recognized as a top Documentary Film Festival and in November, the St. Louis International Film Festival which this MOMMA blogger greatly appreciates.
“For devotees of travel and movies, film festivals are ideal destinations,” says Jennifer Merin, President, Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). “You get to watch films you might not be able to see at home, some of which might even suggest alluring destinations for future travel.”
SLIFF screens hundreds of features and shorts representing countries from around the world. This growing festival attracted more than 30,000 attendees in 2018. And it presented a variety of awards, including a lifetime achievement award to John Goodman in conjunction with a screening of The Big Lebowski in tribute to the movie’s 20th anniversary. The Festival recently opened the submission process for 2019
While you’re there: Get to know St. Louis through the festival’s various venues, including The Tivoli, Plaza Frontenac, Washington University, Stage at KDHX, Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Public Library.
True/False is a champion of cutting-edge nonfiction filmmaking, and it continues to grow as the genre – and the idea of truth versus fiction – becomes more relevant than ever. For four days every year, filmmakers, artists and musicians transform Columbia, Missouri into a creative oasis. How fitting that True/False, a paradise for documentary lovers, takes place in the same town where one of the oldest journalism schools in the country can be found.
While you’re there: Get to know the locals, and experience the cool vibe of this college town.
Get out and enjoy the Festival, running February 28 – March 3! True/False Film Festival