2015 Film Schedule




Short Film Competition

Be part of the Short Film Competition
of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival

The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival announces its third Short Film Competition and is soliciting new and established filmmakers who want to participate. Students aged 6-8th grade through college and beyond are welcome, including a professional category.

We ask filmmakers to submit a short film, no more than five minutes in length, on the theme of Treat others as you wish to be treated. This can be peace in school (perhaps an anti-bullying message) peace within our community, your own home or in the world as a whole. Filmmakers do not need to be Jewish to enter a film.

Deadline extended for letters of Intent to March 15th, 2015,. Completed films must be submitted by April 24, 2015 in order to be judged in time for the June, 2015 St. Louis Jewish Film Festival where the winning films will be showcased.

Short Film Festival Letter of Intent

Short Film Festival Rules & Instructions

2014 Short Film Competition Winners

Winner: Boys of Summer
By: Aaron Mermelstein

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Winner: The Drive
By: Alvaro Aro

2013 Short Film Competition Winners

The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of its Third Short Film Competition, one in the non-professional-student category and one in the professional category. Both films will be shown on the opening afternoon, Sunday June 9, at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema at 4pm.

Films are judged in seven categories on a scale of 1-5: Theme, Editing, Writing, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Score & Direction. The achievable score is 105.

The Short Film Competition is sponsored by the St. Louis Beacon.


Winner – Student Category
Shayna Cohen – Film: The Way Back Home


Winner of Professional Category
Corey Logsdon – Film: Peace in Mind


2012 Short Film Competition Winners

Student Category
Antonio Zapiain –  Film: Spare Change


Professional Category
Jeremy Cropf – Film: The Cause is Just


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