Cinema at Citygarden
Evenings, May 26 - June 30, 5-10 p.m.

The program will debut on Citygarden’s video wall on Friday, May 26. The videos will play on a loop from 5-10 p.m. daily and continue at Citygarden through the end of June.

The three winning works, whose filmmakers will receive cash prizes, are the following:

First-Place Award: “Summer Louis,” by David Rocco
David Rocco formerly taught filmmaking at Washington U. and currently serves as a visiting assistant professor of film, television, and video production at Webster University; he was co-producer and co-DP of the feature documentary “Gray Seasons.”

Second-Place Award: “Hypervide,” by Natalie Rainer
Natalie Rainer is originally from South Carolina and recently received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Visual Arts at Washington University.

Third-Place Award: “Ocean Breathes,” by Yihuang Lu
Yihuang Lu was born in China but now lives and works in St. Louis; she also is a new MFA graduate of the Sam Fox School of Visual Arts at Washington University.

In addition, these other competition films will be featured as part of the video-wall presentation:

“Bearing Witness,” by Jun Bae
“Colorado | True Nature,” by Cole Hieronymus
“Down at Dusk,” by Kat Cory
“Even the Birds Know It,” by Zlatko Cosic
“Linear Motion,” by Leilie Wu
“Shadow Track,” by Xiaoti Hu
“You Look Like a Squirrel,” by Yuhan Zhang

Cinema at Citygarden – a biennial program organized by Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and funded by Gateway Foundation – is pleased to announce the winners of its fifth juried competition. The competition was open to St. Louis-area filmmakers. Participants created short works that incorporated Nature as a key element.

The three-person jury for the competition consisted of Chad Freidrichs, a Columbia, Mo.-based documentary filmmaker (“The Pruitt-Igoe Myth,” “First Impersonator,” and the upcoming “The Experimental City”) and former assistant professor of filmmaking at Stephens College; Brian Hohlfeld, screenwriter of “He Said, She Said” and “Piglet’s Big Movie” and writer/producer on such TV animated series as “Transformers: Rescue Bots” and “My Friends Tigger and Pooh”; and Mike Steinberg, documentary director (“How It Is with Phooie,” “Old Dog New Trick”), former head of the Webster University Film Series and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and current executive director of the Roxy Theater and the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Mont.

CSL’s Web site.

For more information about the programming, see Art.