LOUISIANA FILM PRIZE: 20 Shorts Compete for $50,000 – Jennifer Merin reports
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