Each year the St. Louis International Film Festival holds juried competitions for documentary and narrative features in conjunction with the St. Louis Film Critics Association. The awards are named in honor of the late St. Louis Post-Dispatch critics Joe Williams (Documentary Feature) and Joe Pollack (Narrative Feature). The Festival chooses eight films to compete in each category. The award winners are selected by two separate juries, each composed of StLFCA members.

2018 StLFCA Jury Award Winners

[Awarded November 11, 2018]

 Joe Williams (PHOTO: LAURIE SKRIVAN, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH)

Joe Williams (PHOTO: LAURIE SKRIVAN, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH)

The Joe Williams Documentary Feature Award

Jurors: Tom Stockman (Chair), We Are Movie Geeks; Martha Baker, KDHX (88.1 FM); Dan Buffa, KSDK (NBC 5) and KFNS (590 AM); and Diane Carson, KDHX (88.1 FM).

Competing Films: Black Memorabilia; Chasing Portraits; General Magic; A Girl Named C; Letter from Masanjia; Parallel Love; The Sentence; Where the Pavement Ends.

Winner: Letter from Masanjia

 Joe Pollack (Photo: KEVIN A. ROBERTS, St. Louis Magazine)

Joe Pollack (Photo: KEVIN A. ROBERTS, St. Louis Magazine)

The Joe Pollack Narrative Feature Award

Jurors: Jim Batts (Chair), We Are Movie Geeks; Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks and St. Louis Jewish Light; Jim Tudor, ScreenAnarchy and ZekeFilm; and Lynn Venhaus, Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS (550 AM).

Competing Films: The Captain; Five Fingers for Marseilles; The Great Buddha+; Heaven Without People; The Rainbow Experiment; Sicilian Ghost Story; A Trip to the Moon; Yamasong: March of the Hollows.

Winner: The Captain

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