Welcome to the LA1 Film Festival for our First Event!

The LA1 Film Festival is excited for its premier event, located on the beautiful Bayou Lafourche in Lockport, Louisiana, USA; this unique festival is inclusive from all entries globally to LA1 local. The LA Highway 1 originated in 1924 and spans across Louisiana from NW in Shreveport LA and ending SE on the island of Grand Isle, bridging a multitude of culture and heritage. This film festival focuses on the uniqueness of the state of Louisiana and encourages LA1 locals, film shot along LA1, featuring the culture along the LA1 corridor, or by film submitted by locals. BUT, yes this is an international festival and all entries will be accepted in their perspective category.

The LA1 Film Festival will open on Friday evening at the Bayou Playhouse performing arts theatre, with a welcoming event followed by an all inclusive party featuring an up and coming Cajun french band, speaking the local language which is almost wiped out. Celebrate the culture with us during our opening night! The venue is set along the beautiful Bayou Lafourche, with its slow passing waters, historical brick locks across the way, and docked near shrimp boats and natural wildlife. The setting will take you back in time to simpler days as you take a stroll on our huge wooden deck on the edge of the bayou.

Saturday the screenings begin, with blocks of interactive workshops to assist the film makers and actors wishing to make connections with directors and producers.

Saturday evening our Mix-and-Mingle party is exclusive to VIP guests, live entertainment and the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, experience and perhaps make connections for your future projects!

Closing day is Sunday! Awards and winners will be announced to close and celebrate our launch year!

Our Mission:
"The LA1 Film Festival showcases artists globally, in hopes of cultivating local engagement and participation in the Louisiana Film Community.”

The judges of the LA 1 Film Festival will select the films to be nominated for these awards, and a selection of nominated films to be screened in front of the live audience. The event will give filmmakers opportunities to watch their film on the big screen alongside their peers!

The winners will be announced at the event, on our website and on social media a month prior to the event date.

Each category winner will receive a certificate of recognition.

The LA1 Film Festival is a film festival located in Lockport, LA and hosted by the Bayou Playhouse. Submissions must be made online (via https://filmfreeway.com/La1FilmFest).

Official Selections will be screened at the festival event in May.

1.) LA1 Film Festival is defined as the name of the festival and as the group of members, volunteers, agents, reviewers, judges, presenters, and any other entity assisting either physically or non-physically to any portion thereof.
2.) Entrant is defined as any person, agent, group, association, volunteer, or any entity whom submit a film under the guidelines of the LA1 Film Festival.
3.) "Local" defined as; anyone involved in the film project, from any community located along the physical highway LA1 in Louisiana.

Official Selection and award notifications will be delivered electronically. Physical prizes (Laurels, certificates, etc.) will be given to the award winners at the award ceremony during the LA1 Film Festival weekend respective to categories. Award winners not in attendance can have their awards mailed to them at the expense of the award winner.

Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the LA1 Film Festival. As the Director/Producer of the Film, entrants have submitted to the Festival, entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the Festival; the Film entrants submitted to the Festival is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation.

Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, by submission of the Film, or by the LA1 Film Festival’s acceptance, review or retention of the Film.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to LA1. By submitting to the LA1 Film Festival, you give LA1 permission to screen your film during the festival weekend at the festival’s discretion.

The creator, agent, or delegate of any selected film submission agrees to and acknowledges that the LA1 Film Festival hold the right to the use of any materials submitted for promotional purposes as the LA1 Film Festival deems necessary.

Submission Rules and Regulations
> No submission fee refund
> All non-English Films must have English Subtitles
> Actual film run time no longer than 45 minutes, overage for credits allowed

Overall Rating
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    September 2020