Nov. 18, 2015 11:00 AM






The Southern Screen Film Festival returns this weekend for four days of film screenings, panels, red carpet events, parties and workshops in an effort to move beyond the traditional film festival and work to open up the community to the widespread possibilities of storytelling. The festival offers a hands-on experience, where the creativity in filmmaking mixes with a landscape of the local Louisiana culture to inspire and ignite the local community and visiting filmmakers.


Festival Passes can be pre-ordered online or purchased at any Southern Screen event. The Festival Pass allows the wearer access to every red carpet, viewing at every screening, learning at every workshop and socializing at every party throughout the Festival. This pass is ideal and cost effective for anyone who wants to attend multiple events throughout the weekend. For ticket information visit SouthernScreen.org/Attend.


And new this year is the option to upgrade a Festival Pass with a Booze Bracelet, which can only be purchased with a pass. The Booze Bracelet allows its wearer to get Parish Brewery Canebrake and Titos Vodka throughout the festival.


Students can also go to all daytime screenings, panels and workshops completely free with a valid Student ID. Students should pre-register online and a bracelet can be picked up at Will Call at any Southern Screen event.


The Southern Screen Film Festival begins Thursday, Nov. 19 at the LITE Center, located at 537 Cajundome Blvd., with an opening night reception and premiere of the film, Experimenter at 6 p.m. The full schedule is available online at SouthernScreen.org/Events.


Thursday, November 19th


LITE, 537 Cajundome Boulevard

6pm-10:30pm

Opening Night Reception and Premiere of “Experimenter”

(Louisiana Premiere, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder)


Friday, November 20th


Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson Street

6pm-9pm

Industry Networking

9pm-10:30pm

“Zombie Shark” (SyFy Original filmed in Louisiana)

10:30pm-2am

Karaoke


Saturday, November 21st


Lafayette Public Library, 301 W Congress Street

10am-12pm

Get Animated Workshop (Kids grades 3-7 & Free)


Cite des Arts, 109 Vine Street

10:30am-11:05am

Music Videos

11:30am-12:40pm

Short Series 2: Comedy

1pm-2:30pm

“Listen”

2:50pm-3:45pm

Short Series 4: Drama

4:20pm-5:20pm

Short Series 5: Foreign


Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion Street

10am-11:05am

Short Series 1: Doc

11am-12pm

How to Pitch a Reality TV Show Workshop (Part 1) (TLC/Discovery Channel)

11:25am-1:35pm

“Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” (Acadiana Premiere)

1pm-2:30pm

Conversation with Dylan Leiner, VP, Sony Pictures Classics

1:50pm-2:45pm

Short Series 3: Adult

3pm-5pm

Women in Film Panel (including writer from “Bones”)

3:15pm-5pm

“Across the Sea” (Louisiana Premiere, Winner of the 2015 Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival)

6:30pm-9pm

Awards & Premiere of “The Lady in the Van”

(Louisiana Premiere, starring Maggie Smith)


Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield

9:30pm-2am

After-Party with Goldband featuring Tommy McLain, Lil’ Buck Singal, Curley Taylor and CC Adcock. Food by Chef Jeremy Conner


Sunday, November 22nd


Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion Street

10am-10:50am

Short Series 6: Fantasy

11am-12:30pm

Reality TV Show Pitch Practice (Part 2) (TLC/Discovery)

11:10am-1pm

“Peace Officer” (Louisiana Premiere, Winner of the 2015 Documentary Feature Competition Grand Jury award at the South by Southwest Film Festival)

1:20pm-2:20pm

Short Series 7: Drama

2pm-4pm

Financing and Selling Your Film Seminar

2:40pm-3:50pm

LA Film Prize Top 5 Screening

4:10pm-5:30pm

“The Shelter” (U.S. Premiere)

6pm-6:40pm

Short Series 8: Thriller


Feed & Seed, 106 N. Grant Street

7pm-12am

Wrap Party with Tonomono. Food and music videos by Norwood Recording Co.


For more information, visit SouthernScreen.org.

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