The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video, screenplays and music to Calcasieu Parish (in Southwest Louisiana.) It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements of the filmmakers, writers and musicians behind these awesome projects. 3 days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops on filmmaking, acting, and screenwriting, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!
We also have a unique award trophy called the "Scallywag" award. Does your film or screenplay have what it takes to bring home a Scallywag?

Awards & Prizes

The 1st place winner in each category wins a unique pirate themed trophy called a "Scallywag." There may also be some prizes given from sponsors.
Any new prizes that sponsors may offer between now and the festival will be announced on our website.


Attention screenwriters... This year we're teaming up with InkTip!
InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers.
Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Winners of the Feature & Short Screenplay categories will receive:
InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
InkTip Magazine:Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps.


Rules & Terms

Any film or screenplay submitted must have been completed within 2 years of the festival. Films must not contain any unlicensed copyrighted music or unlicensed copyrighted footage. Also, submissions must not be in distribution. For additional info see our website.

7 Reviews

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    Chuck Norfolk

    Good fest, we had a really fun time screening

    April 2017
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    David Noble

    great job with the festival!

    November 2016
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    Shockadelic -

    Ahoy buckos! A hearty thanks for the Official Selection for my screenplay Loonatoona!

    October 2016
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    Stephen M. Hunt

    Very efficiently run, a real treat for screenwriters who are so often regarded as the poor relation at film festivals. Their link with Inktip will attract plenty of writers.

    October 2016
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    Eric Rippetoe

    Very kind people - I hope to return next year!

    October 2016