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LPB seeking independent short films from La. filmmakers

Submitted films nominated will be featured in the 2020 PBS Online Film Festival
Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 17, 2020

Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the ninth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcases stories from filmmakers across the country.

The 2020 PBS Online Film Festival will take place in Summer 2020, but entries must be submitted to Louisiana Public Broadcasting by Monday, February 24, 2020.

To enter, filmmakers should send a link of their film to so it can be reviewed. In addition, include the title of the film, the filmmakers' contact information, plus a two to three sentence description of the film. Films should be 3-15 minutes in length, and can be fiction or non-fiction. The most appropriate films for this festival are those who have creative or compelling storytelling, as well as high production quality. If selected, filmmakers will be required to adhere to technical requirements for the festival, as well as submit additional information about their film upon request. If you have questions about the requirements for the festival, send them to or go to

"Each year Louisiana Public Broadcasting seeks the best Louisiana-produced short films for inclusion in the PBS Online Film Festival. The festival showcases some of the best short films in the country. We are very proud of the numerous past Louisiana films selected to the national festival. Through our ongoing work with local filmmakers, we expect another great slate of submissions this year," said Jason Viso, Director of Programming & Content at LPB.

All entries must be received by Monday, February 24, 2020.