December 30th, 2011 Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts
The mission of the first annual Louisiana Film Festival is to encourage, foster, and promote Louisiana's talented independent filmmakers by providing a public venue to showcase their artistry. It is these artists who will a play a critical role in the future of Louisiana’s Film Industry.
This festival will showcase the work of select talented Louisiana independent film makers. By encouraging Louisiana Filmmakers to continue in their fields, we will help build “experience that makes filming here even more attractive to the television and movie industry” (Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, 2009.)
The Louisiana Film Festival will help strengthen the foundation of the Louisiana Film Industry, with hopes to propel Louisiana to the number one spot for total film productions in America. With Louisiana dubbed as Hollywood of the South, we are quickly earning its' place as a top tier filming location. Louisiana is currently ranked 3rd in the nation for total number of film productions (Louisiana Entertainment Office, 2010)
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