The Louisiana Film Prize kicked off on Friday, August 9 with the announcement of the 20 finalists for the competition. The reveal took place at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport.
Film Prize started in 2012 by inviting several filmmakers to create a short film centered around Shreveport-Bossier City. This year from October 3-5, the public can watch the films and vote for their favorite. The grand prize winner will be chosen based on the votes of a panel of both film industry judges and the festival audience. Each accounts for 50% of the vote. The winner of the competition takes home $50,000. It’s the world’s largest cash prize for a short film.
The Louisiana Film Prize is part of the even bigger Prize Fest that takes place from October 2-6 in various venues in downtown Shreveport and Bossier City. In addition to Film Prize, the festival consists of a music, food and a new fashion competitions. Tickets are on sale now with a special price until September 7 and start at $30 on their website. But the Film Prize kick off is free to the public.
Photos courtesy: Prize Foundation
Related Topic: While waiting for Prize Fest to start, be sure to check out the local sites on the Louisiana Film Trail.