It's early but the excitement is in the air, so much in fact, that the press release promoting the Southern Screen Film Festival, set for Nov. 15-18, directs you to its website where events, venues and lodging categories say the information is coming soon.
But the important stuff is there, such as how to submit a film, and how you can support and volunteer for it. The archive button is impressive in its account of what happened last year and goes a long way for inspiration about the upcoming fest.
Submission applications are due Aug. 8 and 25 and you can go here for that. A $20 entry fee per film submitted seems reasonable enough. The deadline for film submissions is Oct. 1.
Film submissions from Southern filmmakers cover student film, short film, documentaries, features, animation and music videos. A panel of local and national filmmakers will judge the entries and the winner will be announced at the Festival’s Award Ceremony.
Southern Screen’s goal is to encourage community enrichment and investment in the art of international independent film and filmmakers in Acadiana by sharing creative works, valuable knowledge and our way of life with artists and their audiences.
For more information about the film festival or details about film submissions visit here or email here, or call 291-3456.
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