FILMS MUST BE MADE IN LOUISIANA OR BY LOUISIANA RESIDENTS

The 6th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival will be held Nov. 3 and 4, 2017 at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. two blocks from Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, Louisiana.

The PontchartrainFF includes the annual STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE competition for Louisiana college and high school students. Short films, 15 minutes and under, can be submitted through Oct. 1 for the annual competition.

Other festival highlights include the LOUISIANA MADE SHORT FILMS segment. Films can be submitted for this curated screening through the FilmFreeway.

The PontchartrainFF is also the first screening of the Top 5 winners of the LOUISIANA FILM PRIZE, after the winners are announced in Shreveport.

The PontchartrainFF brings high-quality films, filmmakers, artists, exhibitions and workshops to the public and has become a unique cultural arts event that draws filmmakers and audiences from throughout the region.

The PontchartrainFF is is a project of the nonprofit Olde Towne Arts Center and hosted by the City of Mandeville.

For information, visit www.PontchartrainFilmFestival.com or email info@PontchartrainFilmFestival.com.

Awards & Prizes

The PontchartrainFF STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE will present awards for Best College Film and Best High School Film with a cash prize of $100 in each category. The public is invited to the screening to vote for their favorite film for the annual Audience Awards competition in each category.

Rules & Terms

FILMS MUST BE MADE IN LOUISIANA OR BY LOUISIANA RESIDENTS. Entries to the STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE must be 15 minutes or less in length.

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    Mary McDade Casteel

    Fantastic festival that supports local and student filmmakers!

    November 2017
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    Stella Maris

    This is a very intimate, fun venue. The projection and sound were remarkably crisp and the festival coordinators were extremely hospitable. I enjoyed the size of the fest and felt like I had a chance to talk with everyone in the audience afterward. Getting immediate feedback about my film was really nice!

    April 2017
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    Daneeta Jackson

    What a lovely little festival! My short doc "Mr. Joe lives alone" screened in a block of Louisiana shorts. I was blown away by the quality of the films. One made me cry, a few took my breath away. The packed audience was totally engaged and asked some very good questions in the Q&A. This is what cinema is about! I didn't expect that there would be much networking as it's a small festival, but I was wrong. I ended up networking with loads of Louisiana filmmakers. We shared a lot of info, exchanged contacts, and just generally had a great time drinking wine and watching cinema. Well done to the organizers! It was lovely!

    November 2016
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    Kyle Kleinecke

    I've had two short films screen at this festival. The festival staff are awesome! My favorite thing about this festival is it takes great pride in student work. Honoring and encouraging future filmmakers is very important. Thank you!

    November 2016