How to Participate
1) Have a dream, an idea, a burning passion to create a film.
2) Listen for the LAFP 2014 starting gun (you can write and pre-produce, but not shoot until 1/14).
3) Get after it and create the short film that will blow everyone's minds and win yourself $50,000.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Everyone in the world is eligible to participate for the Film Prize. Last year, the competition drew people from all over the country to film projects. Filmmakers from California, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Florida and more participated. If you are filmmaker, or always wanted to be one, take this opportunity by the shoulders and body slam it to the ground. The Film Prize is your destiny.
Rules to Follow
The one unbreakable rule is that your film must be shot in Northwest Louisiana. This includes the parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, DeSoto, Bienville, Claiborne and/or Red River - and be able to prove this through documentation, receipts, etc. Your narrative short film (no documentary or animation) may be no less than five (5) minutes and no longer than fifteen (15) minutes in length, including credits. Additional information and guidelines will be announced in January.
Tuesday, January 14th:
Tuesday, July 8th:
Rough Cuts Due
Friday, August 8th:
Film Selection Announced
Thursday, October 2 - Sunday, October 5th:
About the Louisiana Film Prize
The Louisiana Film Prize is an idea born out of a boozy, tequila-soaked night where our fearless leader slammed his fist on the table and shouted to the heavens: Why the hell isn't there a contest/festival where filmmakers could use their creative prowess and impressive technical skills to make short films and compete for a huge pile of cash? The next morning, our hung-over leader found a new tattoo that read "Louisiana Film Prize. Shoot a short film, win $50,000." The rest is history. We at the Louisiana Film Prize are here to spark creativity and support our home town of Shreveport-Bossier.