November 8, 2016 – You may register and begin filming.
January 12, 2017 – Official Kickoff Party in Shreveport!
July 11, 2017, 11:59pm – Rough cuts of films and qualification discs are due at midnight the night of the 12th. Any films arriving after midnight will not be eligible for the Louisiana Film Prize.
August 10, 2017 – Announcement of Final 20 films that will compete for the Louisiana Film Prize. Each film receives $500 award.
September 15, 2017 – Final cuts and promotional materials are due from Finalists.
October 5, 2017 – Film Prize Opening Party and Louisiana Music Prize Emerging Artist Showcase.
October 5-7 – Film Screenings on Prize Fest Weekend
October 8 – Film Prize Awards Ceremony