Thursday, March 14, 2013

Louisiana Film Prize 2013. Get Your Short In Now

Be a part of the 2nd Annual Film Prize!

Thanks to a weird alignment of the planets (i.e. – tax credits), Louisiana has now become known as Hollywood South. In particular, Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana has become a hotbed of film production. It’s an easy place to make movies, the people are incredibly nice, and the food and drinks are over-the-top. Our creative community wants to show the world what Shreveport-Bossier is all about. As a result, we devised the amazingly awesome Louisiana Film Prize.

So, What is the Louisiana Film Prize?

The Louisiana Film Prize is a short narrative film contest with one rule: You have to shoot your film in the Shreveport-Bossier area. That’s it. Post production, music and effects can all be done at home. Film in Shreveport-Bossier (and be able to prove it), and you will be eligible for the Louisiana Film Prize and, most importantly, you will be eligible to win it.

How about the Prize?

Ah yes, the prize. Once you complete a rough cut of your film, you must turn it in to us by the deadline. We will then pick 20 finalists. These 20 finalists will each be given $500 and an invite to show their finished film during LA Film Prize Weekend (October 4-6). Here, they will compete for a grand prize of $50,000.

Fifty Grand? Are you Serious?

Yes, we’re serious and, yes, it’s $50,000 in cold, hard cash for the winner. On Louisiana Film Prize weekend, two groups will determine the winner. A panel of celebs and film experts will account for 50% of the vote. The audience will determine the other 50%. If you’re a finalist, you’re invited to stack the votes in your favor. Convince (or, heck, pay) your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you want to bring to Shreveport-Bossier to vote for your film. If you want to make it happen, you can own half the vote.

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