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.

Shotgun Cinema announcement

Posted: 10/11/2016
PFF.5 announces a new partnership with Shotgun Cinema to provide professional projection services for the 5th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival, Nov. 4-5 at the Mandeville Trailhead.

It's Official: LA Film Prize winners at PFF.5

Posted: 10/05/2016
It's official! The Top 5 Louisiana Film Prize winners that will screen at PFF.5 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 include the $50,000 winner THE MAN FROM MARS and....

Freaky Halloween animation

Posted: 09/29/2016

Hands-on animation workshop Oct. 29 a Halloween treat!

Students 5th-10th grades join NOCCA animation instructor Kourtney Keller for Freaky Halloween Fun with Stop Motion Oct. 29 at Mandeville Trailhead

Student Showcase deadline extended

Posted: 09/21/2016

NEW DEADLINE! The PFF5 Student Short Film Showcase deadline for submission has been extended to Oct. 1. Films are still rolling in, so if you've been waiting, now is the time to enter the competition.

Freeze Frame Podcast

Posted: 06/28/2016
 Freeze Frame is a conversation between our host and young filmmakers about their take on filmmaking, its issues and its future.

Student can enter short films

Posted: 05/10/2016
Louisiana high school and college students invited to enter PFF5 Student Short Film Showcase

Student films in competition

Posted: 11/03/2015
Announcing films in competition for PFF4 Student Short Film Showcase - come out and vote for your favorite for the Audience Choice Award

Student filmmaker entries

Posted: 10/26/2015
Student Short Film Showcase entries from NOCCA, St. Paul's, Dillard, UNO, Delgado, SLU, ULL, Loyola and more. Announcement this week of films in competition to be screened Saturday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead Depot. Come out and vote for your favorite. Details at:

Dancing In the Water

Posted: 09/13/2015
Northshore premier of "Dancing in the Water," 2015, by award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing. "Dancing in the Water" follows Matt Moseley as he swims Mardi Gras style under a full moon from New Orleans to the Mandeville lakefront, accompanied by musicians David Amram, Pappa Mali and Uganda Roberts.

Calling Student Filmmakers

2nd annual Student Short Film Showcase Call for Entry



Posted: 08/20/2015
Category: PFF4

The 4th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival moves in 2015 around the lake - from its founding location in Slidell, to the Mandeville Trailhead Depot, 675 Lafitte St. in Mandeville. 


Story Time

Posted: 11/08/2014
'Story Time' a short film featuring Slidell Little Theatre President Fred Martinez premiers today at the 5 p.m. Short Film Showcase.

Blue Crab

Posted: 11/08/2014
Follow the blue crab sign at Fremaux Town Center to the Pontchartrain Film Festival at SLT!

Short Film Showcase

Posted: 11/04/2014
Short Film Showcase Saturday at 5 p.m. features Louisiana Film Prize winner Chris Ganucheau's TRUE HEROES and other Louisiana talent.

Student Short Films in competition

Posted: 11/04/2014

Seven student filmmakers will be in competition Saturday at 3 p.m. the Pontchartrain Film Festival

PFF3 entries in

Posted: 10/28/2014
The entries are in for the Short Film Showcase. Which films will wear the official 2014 Pontchartrain Film Festival official selection laurel?

Lily Keber is Louisiana Filmmaker's Salute honoree

Posted: 09/20/2014
Announcing the Louisiana Filmmaker Salute honoree for 2014, Lily Keber

Student Short Film Showcase

Posted: 08/29/2014
Short Film Showcase competition open for high school and college emerging filmmakers. Deadline for entry: Oct. 27, 2014

Announcing PFF3

Posted: 08/29/2014
Announcing the 3rd annual Pontchartrain FIlm Festival, November 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive by the new Fremaux Town Center.

Film collectors share posters in new exhibit

Posted: 11/05/2013
New Orleans on a hill? Bayous teaming with alligators and 'Swamp Women'? Perceptions and misconceptions about southeast Louisiana will be shown in an exhibit of 100 years of original film posters opening Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Film Festival. Ed and Susan Poole of Hollywood on the Bayou will bring posters from popular films shot in St. Tammany such as 'Live and Let Die' and their foreign counterparts from international release - such as the 'Big Easy' poster that depicts New Orleans on a hill.

Northshore premier: "A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas"

Posted: 11/01/2013

Northshore premier: "A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas"

After two sold out showings at the New Orleans Film Festival, PFF2 is excited to present an encore screening of the documentary that looks at The Warehouse, a legendary live music venue that opened in 1970 with the Grateful Dead and Fleetwood Mac. A question and answer session with St. Tammany director Jessy Williamson will follow the screening. The documentary uses photographs, memorabilia and 8 mm archival film to explore the bands and fans that filled the Warehouse for more than a decade. 

Salute to Louisiana Filmmaker Conni Castille

Posted: 10/25/2013
Tagged: cajun horse clubs

Opening Night: A Salute to Louisiana Filmmaker Conni Castille

Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.


Conni Castille,” folklorist, director and producer, and showing of her award-winning film T-GALOP: A LOUISIANA HORSE STORY. The film won 2013 Humanities Documentary Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Castille, a native of Breaux Bridge, will be there to talk about the making of the film and answer questions from the audience following the screening.