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.

2017 StLFCA Jury Award Winners

[Awarded November 12, 2017]

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: Robert Hunt (Chair), Riverfront Times; Martha Baker, KDHX (88.1 FM); Diane Carson, KDHX (88.1 FM), and Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks and St. Louis Jewish Light. 

Competing Films: 1917: The Real OctoberAll the Rage; AlphaGo; Ask the SexpertThe Cinema Travellers; For Ahkeem; Voices Beyond the Wall; and When I Was 6, I Killed A Dragon

Winner: When I Was 6, I Killed a Dragon

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; Tom Stockman, We Are Movie Geeks; Jim Tudor, ScreenAnarchy and ZekeFilm; and Lynn Venhaus, Webster-Kirkwood Times and KYKY (98.1 FM).

Competing Films: Bernard and Huey; Black Cop; Dalida; The Divine Order; The Hippopotamus; Slack Bay; The Teacher; The Woman Who Left

Winner: Black Cop

2015 Jury Award Winners