The 1st Annual DTC (DownTown Covington) Film Festival will provide a warm and welcoming environment for filmmakers to screen their work and interact with the audience in one of Louisiana's most beautiful hotels.

Our goal is to spotlight unique stories and award filmmakers for their cinematic achievements.

All films will screen at the luxurious Southern Hotel in the heart of Downtown Covington, located just 45 minutes from New Orleans. The Southern Hotel’s vaunted history of hospitality began in 1907 as a physical and spiritual retreat where visitors could re-energize amidst the cool breeze, piney woods and mineral springs. Today visitors can enjoy Downtown Covington's Art Galleries, Boutiques, award winning Restaurants, Farmer's Market and Parks, as well as live music and night life all with in walking distance of the hotel.

The festival will screen shorts and features, including narratives, documentaries, and student films. There will be panel discussions as well as opportunities for filmmakers to interact with judges and the audience at several social events.

The selection process will be conducted by a panel of judges. The Southern Hotel is serving as the host of our festival and will play no role in the selection process.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Student Film

Rules & Terms

We're not really into rules, but...

No unlicensed music or footage.

All works must be submitted via FilmFreeway as an online screener.