Thursday, March 27, 2008


Calling All St. Louis Filmmakers!

Cinema St. Louis and the Animal Protective Association of Missouri
invite St. Louis-area filmmakers to create a short film that celebrates
the bond between people and their pets.

Finalists will be showcased on the APA website, the APA MySpace
page, YouTube and at the APA's Grand
Reopening Party.

Cinema St. Louis will then choose one of the films to screen as part of
its St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase in July.

Contest Details
St. Louis-area filmmakers interested in participating must choose a
theme from the APA website and create a short that runs a maximum of 5
minutes based on their chosen theme. Some examples of possible themes:
the APA as a St. Louis landmark, adopt a pet instead of buying from a
pet store, pets can add seven years to your life, etc.

Experimental, narrative, animated and documentary approaches are all
acceptable. The shorts can be shot in any film or video format, in
either color or black-and-white.

Filmmakers must live within a 120-mile radius of St. Louis

All films must be submitted on DVD.
There is no entry fee.
Deadline is April 1st, 2008 .
Submission of short does not guarantee its use at the APA.

For questions about the contest, please contact Becky Kreuger (314)
645-4610 ext. 124. or

DVD and ENTRY FORM should be sent to:

Animal Protective Association of Missouri
Attn: Film Contest
1705 South Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO 63105


Wednesday, March 26, 2008


The African Film Festival comes this week, and the Italian Film Festival comes next month. Check out this article on [CLICK HERE]

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Cinema St. Louis, the presenters of the St. Louis International Film Festival, has announced the five finalists in its annual CinemaSpoke screenplay competition and workshop. The five screenplays will receive partial readings, one a month from April through August, with the winning script receiving a full reading on Monday, Sept. 15.

The finalists and the titles of their scripts, with the reading date:

April 7: Aaron Coffman's "The Drowning"
May 5: Vanessa Revard Roman's "The Importance of Doubting Tom"
June 2: Blair Dalton's "The Alien Dude"
July 7: Jean Whatley's "The Love You Need"
Aug. 4: Paddy Callahan's "The Valedictorian"

All readings will be held on a Monday at 7 p.m. in the Rialto Room on the fourth floor of the Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. in Grand Center. The readings are free and open to the public.

On each evening, the first 30 pages of a script will be read by actors, with judges offering critiques and the author responding to questions from both the judges and audience members.

CinemaSpoke judges are TV writer/producer Paul Guyot ("Judging Amy," "Felicity"), screenwriter Richard Chapman ("Live From Baghdad"), producer Buzz Hirsch ("Silkwood"), St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic Joe Williams and St. Louis writer/producer Bobbie Lautenschlager.

For more information, contact Cinema St. Louis at 314-289-4150 or visit its Web site at