Inaugural Louisiana Student Film Festival now accepting submissions

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The Louisiana Film Entertainment Association (LFEA) is now accepting submissions for the inaugural Louisiana Student Film Festival for Louisiana middle and high school students.

The festival aims to foster the creative in Louisiana middle and high school students while investing in their voices and empowering them to share stories through film.

Each year, the LSFF plans on inviting 7th – 12th grade students to submit their film projects in what will become the state’s largest high school film contest. The annual festival is committed to connecting the next generation filmmakers with the rewards and recognition they deserve.

Winning submissions in the top awards category will be awarded for best picture with a runner-up and an honorable mention. Students can win $2,000 for the top prize, with a matching $2,000 going to their school. Runners up and the honorable mention category will receive $500 and $250, with matching funds going to their school. Each submission should be between two to five minutes in length.

“This festival is designed to guide and encourage the next generation of filmmakers, producers and crew in our state,” said Jason Waggenspack, executive board member of LFEA. “Louisiana remains a premier destination to film and we want to ensure our home-grown talent realizes their future potential.”

Secondary individual prizes range from VIP passes to film festivals, a professional camera package, screenwriting consultations, editing sessions, actors’ workshops and showcasing the winner’s work at movie screenings and on WYES-TV.

Entries submitted during the month of February are free. Any entries received during the month of March will incur an entry fee. To learn more about the film festival or to submit work, click here.

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