Southern Screen Festival call for submissions

Posted at 2:08 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 15:08:43-04

Southern Screen Festival, a nonprofit entertainment festival in Lafayette, will begin accepting film submissions from filmmakers starting Sunday, April 15, for the 2018 festival.

Film submissions will be accepted for all types of films including narrative features, documentaries, short films, animations, music videos, web series, TV pilots and student films.  There is a $20 submission fee for films under 40 minutes and a $30 submission fee for films over 40 minutes. This submission fee is waived for students of any age or school. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 15.

“Southern Screen helps to inspire and create new opportunities for economic development in the entertainment industry here in Acadiana, as well as throughout Louisiana,” said Julie Bordelon, Executive Director of Southern Screen Festival. “Each year, people from all over come into town to attend our festival and experience our culture. We look forward to seeing the creativity and visions of filmmakers that submit a film this year.”

Southern Screen offers a platform to showcase the widespread possibilities of storytelling. Over the past 8 years, Southern Screen has presented educational workshops offering professional knowledge and hands-on experience. Some of the special guests who have attended include Actress Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation); Producer Monty Ross (Malcom X); Eamonn Bowles, President of Magnolia Films; Dylan Leiner, Sony Pictures Classics EVP, Acquisitions & Production, and many more. The festival also offers live podcast, live music, and other entertainment. 

This year’s festival will take place starting Thursday, November 8, to Sunday, November 11.

For more information about Southern Screen or details about film submissions visit or email