IF/Then is Headed to the Midwest

The next stop for our IF/Then pitch competition is St. Louis, with films in competition focusing on stories of the American Midwest. Here are the 5 doc short doc projects that have been selected to compete at The 26th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Sunday, November 12th:


In For The Long Haul
Sarah Gise, Producer/ Interviewer
Jonathan Broeker, Producer/ Co-director
 


Bridges
Sohib Boundaoui, Director
Assia Boundaoui, Producer
 


A Grave Situation
Michael Vollmann, Director
Matthew Prekop, Producer
 


First Vote
Yi Chen, Producer/ Director
 


On The Bit
Ashley S. Brandon, Director
Nevo I. Shinaar, Producer
 

Each pitch team will have a maximum of seven minutes to present their project, which will be followed by a short moderated discussion with a jury. The winner, selected by the jury, will be eligible to receive $20,000 in completion funds from IF/Then and will participate in a one-year distribution initiative. The public is invited to attend what’s sure to be a lively pitch competition for filmmakers of documentary shorts. 

The winner will be announced later in the evening at SLIFF’s closing-night awards presentation.