Southern Screen Film Festival

Wednesday, November 7th - Sunday, November 11th

Southern Screen, a nonprofit organization that focuses on storytelling and the entertainment industry in Lafayette, Louisiana, released the full schedule for the upcoming 2018 Southern Screen Festival, which is taking place Wednesday, November 7, through Sunday, November 11. This will be the festival’s eighth year and will include film screenings, workshops and seminars, networking opportunities, parties, and other forms of entertainment.

“Each year, we strive to bring the entertainment community together here in Lafayette and offer a platform that allows for storytelling through various mediums,” said Julie Bordelon, Executive Director of Southern Screen. “Our festival is an experience that is as unique and inviting as our culture. We are extremely excited to share these experiences with all who attend.”


HIGHLIGHTS:

Visual FX Editor Javier Marcheselli, who has worked on films such as 12 Years Slave, Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049, will be part of a panel discussing the world of film editing, visual fx, and a behind-the-scenes look at film production.

There will be a screening of the popular documentaries On Her Shoulders, about a young a human rights activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. And Rodents of Unusual Size, which tells the story about the “giant swamp rats” that are invading coastal Louisiana, and those that defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from this species.

Kids Filmmaking Workshop, presented by AOC Community Media, is free for kids from the ages 8 to 12. And Teen Animation Workshop, presented by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), is free for teens ages 11-15. These workshops will demonstrate fun basic skills to excite your child about the entertainment industry.

Another exciting and noteworthy film, Blaze, will be screening at this year’s festival. Directed by Ethan Hawke, Blaze is a biographical drama depicting the life of the country musician Blaze Foley. This film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Following the screening, actor Ben Dickey, who portrays Blaze Foley in the film, will be performing at the festival wrap party.


Below is a look at the full schedule:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

KINOMADA Premiere at 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

Opening Night: On Her Shoulders Screening and Social at 7 until 11:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts

 

Friday, November 9, 2018:

Shorts Series 1 at 1:30 until 2:35 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Shorts Series 2 at 3:20 until 4:35 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Table Reading: REMEMBER FREETOWN at 3:30 until 5 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 3 at 5:20 until 6:15 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Book Reading: Drive By Truckers at 6 until 8 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

You Might Be The Killer at 8 until 9:30 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Friday Night Hang! At 9:30 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

Alliance for Louisiana Filmmakers Visioning Session with CREATE Louisiana at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs at 12 until 1:22 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 3 at 12 until 1:05 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Teen Animation Workshop with Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) at 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)

Freelancing for Creatives with NOVAC at 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 2 at 2 until 3:15 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Night Comes On at 2:10 until 3:40 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 5 at 4 until 4:55 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

The World of Editing and Visual FX with Javier Marcheselli at 4 until 6 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Mobile Homes at 4:30 at 6:14 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 4 – Louisiana Film Prize Winners at 5:50 until 6:50 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Rodents of Unusual Size at 7 until 8:11 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Southern Screen After Party at 8:30 p.m. at Blue Moon Saloon

 

Sunday, November 11, 2018:

Independent Filmmaking Panel with Alvaro Valente and Vladimir de Fontenay at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Hand of the Master: The Art and Life of Dom Gregory De Wit at 12 until 12:55 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Kids Filmmaking Workshop at 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Lafayette Public Library

Shorts Series 5 at 12:30 until 1:25 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Podcasting: Conception to Distribution with AOC Community Media at 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at AOC

Lighting and Composition for Film and Photography with Mark Odgers at 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Sunday Girl at 1:45 until 3:05 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 4 – Louisiana Film Prize Winners at 2:05 until 3:10 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Buckjumping at 3:45 until 4:56 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Shorts Series 1 at 3:50 until 4:55 p.m. at Cite Des Arts

Producing Reality TV with Anthony Dominici at 4 until 6 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Blaze at 5:40 until 7:48 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Wrap Party! At 7 p.m. at The Wurst Biergarten

 

For more information about each of the events taking place at the 2018 Southern Screen Festival, visit southernscreen.org/events.

 

 


Various Locations

Wednesday, November 7th - Sunday, November 11th

Admission: Varies ($60 for full pass, $15 for day pass, free entry for students)


 




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