Now readying for its ninth edition, the Louisiana Film Prize has just put out the call for submissions for its 2020 competition to be held in Shreveport, Louisiana, from Oct 1 to 3. 20 Short Films compete for a $50,000 cash award.
The Louisiana Film Prize is unique among the 8,500 annual film festivals currently staged across North America. It is actually a year-long process that involves filmmakers in the production of a short film to be entered into competition for a $50,000 award that’s all cash and is given without restrictions on use. It is the world’s largest award presented for a short film, and it is the only one that requires production of a film specifically for the competition.
Shreveport filmmaker and cultural activist Gregory Kallenberg conceived of the idea when he was approached by city authorities for help in establishing a local film festival for Louisiana’s third largest city. Continue reading on CINEMA CITIZEN