LA Film History pop up exhibit

Posted: 06/12/2019

Since the very beginning of the film industry, Louisiana has enjoyed a love affair with the movies. There will be an entertaining presentation from 3-4 p.m. June 22 on Louisiana Film History when the Pontchartrain Film Festival joins with the St. Tammany Art Association at 320 N. Columbia St. in Covington.


Congratulations 2019 Student winners

Posted: 06/12/2019
See who took home the prize for Best High School and Best College Film and Audience Favorite Awards in the 2019 Student Short Film Showcase

Student Showcase lineup announced

Posted: 05/15/2019
Announcing the 2019 Student Short FIlm Showcase films in competition. See the films and cast your vote for the Audience Favorite Awards at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Mandeville Trailhead Depot, 675 Lafitte St.

Call for Entry

Posted: 04/19/2019

The 2019 PFF Student Short Film Showcase, online at

la short films

Posted: 10/26/2018
Announcing the Official Selections for the Louisiana Made Short Film announced, with films from across the state.

Leah Chase opens

Posted: 10/24/2018
"Leah Chase: The Queen of Creole Cuisine,” will be the opening night feature of the 7th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. in Mandeville. Tickets are $5.

Hand of the Master

Posted: 10/24/2018
'Hand of the MAster: The Art and Life of Dom Gregory de Wit' screens Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St. in Covington.

First Daughter screens Oct. 8

Posted: 10/01/2018
Louisiana premier of First Daughter and the Black Snake, Monday Oct. 8 at the Women's Center for Transformation and Healing in Abita Springs

The PFF7 Tour of films

Posted: 08/28/2018
ANNOUNCING: The Pontchartrain Film Festival Tour of documentary films with community partners. Opening Sept. 14 with BAYOU MAHARAJAH: The Tragic Life of James Booker at the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall. See the entire schedule...

Student Short Film Showcase Winners

Posted: 06/13/2018
Kudos to the winners of the Pontchartrain Film Festival's annual Student Short Film Showcase: UNO graduate Langston Williams won Best College Film for STAY WOKE; UNO student Nick Manning won the Audience Award for his film PARTY ON; Brandon Ellis won Best High School Film for GENE-X; and Crawford Lemoine won the high school Audience Award for his film MACKEY & GIBBS.

Student Showcase June 9

Posted: 05/29/2018
Line-up announced for Student Short Film Showcase 4 p.m. June 9 at Mandeville Trailhead. Admission is free. Ballots for Audience Award distributed beginning at 3:45 p.m. 

Student competition moves to June 9

Posted: 03/20/2018

Louisiana college and high school students can enter the Pontchartrain Film Festival Student Short Film Showcase through May 16 at FilmFreeway. Cash prizes and Audience Choice awards presented following the screenings on June 9 at the Mandeville Trailhead. 

PFF6 Sponsors

Posted: 01/09/2018
Thank you to the City of Mandeville and the City of Mandeville’s Department of Cultural Development, the sponsors and organizations who helped to showcase filmmaking as an important art form in the region and made the 6th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival and Tour a success.

Louisiana Film Prize in the house

Posted: 11/03/2017
Pontchartrain Film Festival will screen the Top 5 winners from Louisiana Film Prize Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead. The winners including the $50,000 grand prize winner EXIT STRATEGY by Travis Bible, STAG by Jonnie Stapleton; CANDYLAND by Taylor Bracewell, SCOUNDRELS by Mark Blitch and MY FATHER’S SON by Kyle Clements. See the log lines and directors' info on the PFF6 blog

Meet & Greet with Ella's daughter opens festival

Posted: 11/01/2017
Ti Martin discusses mother's memoirs and making of Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table about Martin's 91-year-old mother, on Friday 6:30 p.m. Meet & Greet with Ti Martin begins at 6:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception. $5 admission

Announcing Louisiana Made Short Film lineup

Posted: 10/24/2017

The Louisiana Made Short Film lineup has been announced. See a curated selection of films by emerging Louisiana filmmakers at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Mandeville Trailhead and Interpretive Center, 675 Lafitte Street. A Q&A with filmmaker in attendence and announcement of the winners of the Student Short Film Showcase follows the screening.

Announcing Student Short Film Showcase finalists

Posted: 10/21/2017

The Pontchartrain Film Festival has announced the high school and college films in competition for the 2017 Student Short Film Showcase. View finalists in the high school and college competition and cast your vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Admission $5 all day Saturday.


PFF Tour 4

Posted: 10/06/2017
AMERICAN CREOLE: New Orleans Reunion", Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Dew Drop Jazz & Social Hall, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville.

Don Vappie finds his band scattered after Hurricane Katrina, and assembles the Rent Party Musicians to “bring the music back home”

Followed by a Q&A with musician Don Vappie. 

Admission: $10


Showcase is on FilmFreeway

Posted: 09/19/2017
Enter the PFF6 Student Short Film Showcase by Oct. 1 for cash prizes! Students in Louisiana high schools, homeschools and colleges can enter the competition with films 15 minutes or less. The public can cast their vote for Audience Favorite Awards at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Mandeville Trailhead. Enter on FilmFreeway at

PFF Tour Deeply Rooted

Posted: 09/19/2017

PFF Tour3 -  The Pontchartrain Film Festival Tour continues with the Louisiana festival premier of DEEPLY ROOTED: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St. Free admission and hosted by the Covington Farmers Market and City of Covington. In the case of inclement weather, it will be moved inside.

Forgotten Bayou

Posted: 09/07/2017

PFF FILM TOUR2 - The Pontchartrain Film Festival Tour continues with the north shore premier of FORGOTTEN BAYOU, 70 min., Sunday,  Sept. 17,  2 p.m., Abita Town Hall, 22161 Level St. Free admission and hosted by the Honey Island Sierra Club and Abita Ready for 100.

PFF Film Tour 1

Posted: 08/08/2017

The Sixth Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival will kick off with a film tour, bringing award-winning documentary films on the road August, September and October, 2017. Special screenings are planned in Madisonville, Abita Springs, Covington and Mandeville. The tour concludes with the festival to be held Nov. 3-4 at the Mandeville Trailhead.

Youth Animation short films

Posted: 11/30/2016
Two short films form the Youth Animation Workshop are now posted on the PFF You Tube.  Enjoy the creativity!

LA Film Prize 16

Posted: 11/02/2016
What does it take to win the Louisiana Film Prize? Find out when PFF.5 is the first showing of the 2016 Top 5 winners screening 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St.

Join the crowd

Posted: 10/23/2016
Announcing Student Short Film Showcase films in competition. Join the crowd and VOTE for Audience Favorite Award at 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 5 at the Mandeville Trailhead. See the complete line up. Ballots handed out at 2 p.m. and collected following screenings.