On October 9, we kick off LAFP Festival Weekend with an opening party with the Louisiana Music Prize that will set the stage for the opening of the 20 films on Friday and Saturday for your viewing pleasure. The films, broken into two slates of programming lasting roughly 2 hours each, will be screened at multiple venues multiple times Friday evening and all day Saturday. Each screening will have a 10 minute intermission after 5 films so you can responsibly refill that Mai Tai . After viewing all 20 films, you will make your way to the voting stands to cast your vote for your favorite films.

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Special Events and Noteworthy Times

Thursday, October 9

7:00p Doors Open for the Louisiana Music Prize - Voodoo Cafe – An Art Bar (622 Commerce St.)
 Bands begin playing! A new band each hour.
1:00a The Winner of the Music Prize is announced!

Friday, October 10

11:00a Ticket Booth opens in Festival Central.
12:00pFilm Screenings Open - Robinson Film Center, Capri Theater, and Artstation.
 Voting Opens (700 Texas St.)- There’s no way you can have seen all 20 films before this time.
10:15p Last Screening Block for Friday Begins
11:59p Friday Voting Closes

Saturday, October 11

8:00a Ticket Booth opens in Festival Central
9:00a Screenings Resume - Robinson Film Center, Capri Theater, and Artstation.
9:00a-1:00p Judge Panel Discussions (Artspace, 2nd Floor) – More information coming soon.
11:00a Screenings begin at Bossier Arts Council venue opens in Bossier City.
12:00p Voting Opens for Saturday.
9:30p Last Screening Block for Saturday Begins at the Robinson Film Center.
10:00p The Big Exhale – The LAFP Wind-down party.
12:30a (Zero Dark Thirty, Sunday Morning) All voting Closes

Sunday, October 12

11:00a-2:00p Awards Brunch at artspace with the $50,000 winner and Founder’s Circle recipients announced. VIPs and filmmakers only. Event will be streamed online. Link will be posted Sunday morning.(back to top)

Film Slates

Now, for the film slates. The films have been divided up based on lots of criteria, but here they are, listed in no particular order. The films will be shuffled within their slate between screenings so that “Film A” doesn’t open the slate every time it plays, for example. Each slate is just over 2 hours and will appear at least 15 times split between each of the different venues. Everyone will have prime-time viewing in the evenings.

Orange Slate

2 Hours, 2 Minutes
A Bird’s Nest
Angel of Joy
Mother’s Day
Nothing at All
Tattered Vows
The Out and Outs
True Heroes

Teal Slate

2 Hours, 2 Minutes
Action Movie 3: The Sequel
Based on Rosenthal
Scotch on the Rocks
The American Dream
The Cutoff
The Ninth
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Film Screening Schedule

Showtime Robinson Film Center Capri Theater Artstation Bossier Arts Council
Friday (617 Texas Street) (620 Milam Street) (801 Crocket Street) (630 Barksdale Blvd)
 12:00p Teal Opens on Saturday
 12:15p Orange
 12:30p Teal
 2:30p Orange
 2:45p Teal
 3:00p Orange
 5:00p Teal
 5:15p Orange
 5:30p Teal
 7:30p Orange
 7:45p Teal
 8:00p Orange
 10:00p Teal
 10:15p Orange
 11:59a Friday Voting Closes
 9:00a Orange
 9:15a Teal
 9:30a Orange
 11:00a Orange
 11:30a  Teal
 11:45a Orange
 12:00p  Teal
 1:30p Teal
 2:00p  Orange
 2:15p  Teal
 2:30p Orange
 4:15p Orange
 4:30p  Teal
 4:45p Orange
 5:00p Teal
 6:45p Teal
 7:00p Orange
 7:15p  Teal
 7:30p  Orange
 9:30p  Teal
 12:30a All Voting Closes

*All times and events subject to change without notice. Please look here for the most up to date information on all events and times.
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Public Filmmaker Interviews

At the Louisiana Film Prize the filmmaker is king! We’re conducting short interviews that are open to the public with each of the Top 20 filmmakers. These interviews will also be streamed on YouTube live! To participate, come to Artspace (710 Texas St., First Floor, West Entrance) about 10 minutes before each interview to get a seat. Stay for as many as you like!

Time Filmmaker
2:00 PM  Alex Nystrom, Addam
2:30 PM  James Nimmers, Mother’s Day
3:00 PM  Dorothy Kristen Hanna, Rendez-vous
3:30 PM Eric Gibson, Scotch on the Rocks
4:00 PM  Alejandra Valera, Laundromat
4:30 PM  Brennan Robideaux and Thomas Edmund Zrabkowski, The Cutoff
5:00 PM  Chris Ganucheau, True Heroes
5:30 PM  Mindy Bledsoe, #TheFutureIsCrowdFunded
7:00 PM  Christopher Raines, Tattered Vows
7:30 PM  Erica Silverman and Zac Taylor, Lovable
3:00 PM  Christine Chen, A Bird’s Nest
3:30 PM  James Cook, Action Movie 3: The Sequel
4:00 PM  Stephen Kinigopoulos, Based on Rosenthal
4:30 PM  Andrew Bryan, Angel of Joy
5:00 PM  Eric Rippetoe, Snip
5:30 PM  Director Brian C. Conley and producer Tricia Woodgett, Nothing at All
6:00 PM  Chris Colbert (producer), The American Dream
6:30 PM  Corey Hammett and J.C. Doler, The Ninth
7:00 PM  Anthony Kung, Flashbacks
7:30 PM  Travis Champagne, The Out and Outs

*All times and events subject to change without notice. Please look here for the most up to date information on all events and times.