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Sliff 2018 – And the Winners Are…….

The 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival Awards were presented Nov. 11 and We Are Movie Geeks was there!

Sliff presented seven major filmmaking awards during the course of the 2018 festival:

Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Awards to Jim Finn, Jane Gilooly, and Karyn Kusama; Women in Film Award to Melanie Mayron; Lifetime Achievement Award to Joe Edwards and John Goodman; and the Contemporary Cinema Award to Jason Reitman.

Shorts Awards

Juries choose the winners of seven awards from among the shorts in competition. The Sliff shorts competition is officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, making the winners in the Best of Fest, Best Animated, Best Live Action, and Best Documentary categories eligible to submit for Oscar® consideration. The 2018 winners:

Best Documentary Short: “Koka, The Butcher” directed by Bence Máté

Best Local Short: “The Buck: Midwest Gully” directed by Jun Bae

Best Short Short:

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