LOUISIANA MADE SHORT FILMS: Short films up to 30 minutes (under 15 preferred) made in Louisiana or by Louisiana residents may be submitted through Oct. 1, 2018. The curated selection of Louisiana Made Short Films will screen at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the 7th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival. The annual festival is held the first weekend in November at the Mandeville Trailhead Depot, 675 Lafitte St. in Mandeville, Louisiana.

The Pontchartrain Film Festival 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 Pontchartrain Film Festival 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.


Overall Rating
  • Love this festival! It's an intimate gathering and is very hospitable.

    August 2018
  • Brandon Ellis

    Amazing fest very supportive for student filmmakers. Great experience!

    June 2018
  • Mary McDade Casteel

    Fantastic festival that supports local and student filmmakers!

    November 2017
  • 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
  • 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