The Pontchartrain Film Festival Call for Entry: Feature-length and short films (40 minutes or less) made in Louisiana or by Louisiana residents can be entered for the 8th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival. Short films will be eligible for the Louisiana Made Short Film competition with a $300 cash prize for a jury award for Best Louisiana Made Short Film.

The festival includes a Q&A with filmmakers in attendance. Winners will be announced following the Q&A.
 
A jury will select the winner of the cash award of $300 for the Best Louisiana Made Short Film. The public is invited to vote for the Audience Favorite Award.

A jury of filmmakers will select the cash prize winner of $300 for the Best Louisiana Made Short Film. The Audience Favorite Award is voted on by the public at the screening on Nov. 2, 2019.

Films must be made in Louisiana or by Louisiana residents for competition in the Louisiana Made Short Film Showcase.

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  • John Darbonne

    Great festival. Excellent setting and communication. Great for Louisiana filmmakers.

    November 2018
  • 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