Now in its 20th year, the Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. SLIFF showcases the best in cutting-edge features and shorts from around the globe. This year’s line-up includes ten shorts produced with funding from Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent): In the Light, directed by Glen Wood, Alex and the Ghosts by Eric Warin, RumbleSeat by Mike Roberts, Envy by Bruce McDonald, Gluttony by Ann Marie Fleming, Greed by Jamie Travis, Lust by Anita Doron, Pride by Joe Cobden, Wrath by Larry Weinstein, and File Under Miscellaneous by Jeff Barnaby. The festival will be held 10-20 November, at various locations around St. Louis.
Michael Snow had his first solo exhibition in 1957. Since then, his work has appeared at exhibitions across Europe, North America and South America. His works were included in the shows marking the reopening of both the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2000 and the MoMA in New York in 2005. In March 2006 his works were included in the Whitney Biennial. Snow is considered one of the most influential experimental filmmakers and is the subject of retrospectives in many countries. His numerous films have premiered in major film festivals all over the world. Five of his films, including 2005′s Sshtoortty, have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Continue reading
Benjamin Weinstein spent his youth playing hockey, If he wasn’t then he was watching movies. He attended Montreal’s McGill University where he wrote and directed his first play for a local theatre. After University he moved to Los Angeles and started directing film. He has now moved to directing commercials as well as film he is currently working on his first feature film. His short film credits include Quickspace, Tonight, Innsbruck (Out To Sea), Sun in an Empty Room, Last Call, and We Don’t Want Your Body.