THE BPFF 2020 EVENT is TBD
Saint Louis has been highly influential in film history. Escape from NY, White Palace, and most recently, Up in the Air have all been shot in this great city. To honor the tradition of film and its place in our community, we are proud to announce the first annual BENTON PARK FILM FESTIVAL.
ABOUT BENTON PARK
Behind the Scenes
For years Richard "Dick" Pointer has inspired musicians, filmmakers and artist to collaborate and create. He is an accomplished filmmaker, writer, artist and the best storyteller on the south side. As a one time owner of the Lemp Mansion his ideas are innovative and standup to the test of time. Dick along with his brother Paul Pointer (owner of Lemp Mansion) partnered with Shift Films to create the first annual Benton Park Film Festival for the city of Saint Louis! Home of the Elsie, the Elsie is our Best of Festival Award and stays within the confines of the LEMP MANSION. A special name plate will be attached to the base of this classic art nouveau Bronze statue that represents the lasting and strong nature of not only Saint Louis but Great Films! "The Best Of" winner will be forever engraved on this beautiful piece for years and generations to come!