Student Short Film Showcase
2018 STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Call for Entry
The annual Pontchartrain Film Festival Student Short Film Showcase competition for Louisiana college and high school students moves this year to the Spring of 2018.
Submissions will be accepted through May 16 via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/PontchartrainFilmFestival-350581.
Films must made in Louisiana or by Louisiana residents. Entries must be 30 minutes or less, and 15 minutes and under are recommended. A $100 cash award will be given for Best College Film and Best High School Film.
The public is invited to see the films in competition at the Student Short Film Showcase on June 9 at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Viewers can vote for their favorite film in the annual Audience Awards competition in each category.
The next regular submission deadline is April 15.
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2017 Films in Competition
STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Saturday, Nov. 4 2 p.m. $5 admission for full day of screenings
Ballots will be given out at 2 p.m. and collected at the end of the showcase. Q+A with filmmakers in attendance.
View finalists in the high school and college competition and cast your vote for the Audience Favorite Award!
High School films in competition
LEFT BEHIND by Matilda Plaza 7:32
A young man wakes and searches for his family.
ALONE WITH ME, IN HARMONY by Zoe Carter. 2:42
This film portrays the life an introverted teenager who feels comfort in loneliness.
STREET FREAK by Crawford Lemoine. 8:04
Magician Harry Copperplate receives bad news in the middle of his magic show. His miserable life ensues.
College films in competition
IN FINE PRINT by Dustin Foret (UNO, 6:34)
New Orleans artist John Fitzgerald, uses old school machines and techniques to make pressing prints.
EXPEDITION SAFFRON by John McCoy (LSU 10:03)
An archeologist who sought magic his whole life, comes across a map to a mysterious island.
INTO THE GREEN by Mary McDade Casteel (UNO, 14:02)
A high school principal is a queen in her kingdom of concrete walls and vinyl floors, until a teacher is missing.
MS. HERRINGTON by Patrick Sanderson (Loyola, 12:00)
A 16 year old outcast, is a good kid who is very interested in the opposite sex, but not in the way that most other boys are.
2017 Call for Entry: PFF Student Short Film Showcase
Student Short Film Competition opens for the 6th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival
Mandeville, LA - Louisiana college and high school students can enter their shorts films, 15 minutes or less, in the 6th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival’s Student Short Film Showcase competition. The festival will present awards for best high school film, best college film, and an audience award in the high school and college categories.
Finalists in the competition will have their film screened at the 6th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at the Mandeville Trailhead Depot, 675 Lafitte St.
Dane Bachman of Mandeville won Best High School Film at the 5th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival for his film “Momentary Gold.” Peyton Finch of Slidell won the Audience Choice Award for her short film “Reliance.” Both attend the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Media Arts program.
Trenton Mynatt of New Orleans won Best College Film for “Splitting Maul” and Joey Laura’s “Rachel's Madcap Theater” won the Audience Choice Award. Both students created their films while earning their Masters from the University of New Orleans Film Department.
Narrative, animated, experimental and documentary films are eligible for entry. Films must have been completed since 2015. Early bird deadline to enter this year’s festival is July 1 and entries can be made through Oct. 1. Filmmakers will be notified if their works will be screened for competition by Oct. 15.
Entries must be made online through Film Freeway at filmfreeway.com/festival/PontchartrainFilmFestival-350581.
By bringing high quality films, filmmakers, artists, exhibitions and workshops, the Pontchartrain Film Festival has become a premier cultural arts event on the north shore. For information, email PFF Assistant Director Caterina Picone at email@example.com or visit www.pontchartrainfilmfestival.com.
ANNOUNCING: Student Short Film Showcase films in competition
Audience Favorite ballots will be handed out at 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 5 at the Mandeville Trailhead and collected after the final screening.
Winners will be announced following the Louisiana Short Film segment that begins at 4 p.m.
High School students in competition:
STATIC by Crawford Lemoine 2:10
This short film explores aspects of paranoia and how it can affect those who have it.
RELIANCE by Peyton Finch 1:28
This film is inspired by the European Black Death period. The overall theme is how humans rely on other humans to survive.
MOMENTARY GOLD by Dane Bachman 6:43
An aging teenager must decide between keeping his childhood toys or throwing them away.
College students in competition:
FEED MY PEOPLE by Nicholas Vessell, (Delgado, 7:38)
A group of friends go out to feed the homeless of New Orleans every Saturday.
SPLITTING MAUL by Trenton Mynatt (UNO, 13:00)
When a group of outlaws arrive at his doorstep, Red is left to confront family history and make a choice to be the hero to his son or to be a craven.
A MIND LIKE THIS by Marco Colosimo (Loyola, 2:49)
A closer look at creativity and Attention Deficit Disorder.
HERITAGE by Langston Williams (UNO, 10:58)
After 13 years of incarceration, a father wants to reconnect with his son until a robbery at a convenience store may deprive him of the opportunity.
A SWARM COME APRIL by Mary McDade Casteel (UNO, 11:57)
A small religious community prepares for a series of insect swarms that terrorize them every spring.
RELEASING EURYDICE by Tracy Norwood (UNO, 11:08)
A sultry singer becomes caught in the depths of the music business’s underworld.
RACHEL’S MADCAP THEATER by Joey Laura (UNO, 11:58)
An eccentric puppeteer’s obnoxious boyfriend crosses the line, and her family of puppets plan a comical mutiny.
The 5th Annual Pontchartrain Film Festival call for entry announced for the Student Short Film Showcase
Mandeville, LA - Students in Louisiana high schools and college can enter their shorts films, 15 minutes or less, into the 5th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival’s Student Short Film Showcase.
Early bird deadline is July 1 and entries can be made through Sept. 19. Filmmakers will be notified if their works will be screened for competition by Oct. 10, 2016.
In addition to short narrative, animation and documentary films, this year’s festival will accept entries in the category of Music Video/New Media/Experimental. Entries can be made online through FilmFreeway at filmfreeway.com/festival/PontchartrainFilmFestival-350581.
The 5th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival will be hosted Nov. 4-5 by the City of Mandeville’s Department of Cultural Development at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Last year’s festival screened 28 films, most represented by filmmakers and crew members at the festival. A filmmaker’s forum allowed audiences to engage with these award-winning and emerging Louisiana filmmakers.
The Pontchartrain Film Festival celebrates the variety of communities and culture that make the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain one of the unique areas of the New Orleans and Gulf coast region. By bringing high quality films, filmmakers, artists, exhibitions and workshops, the Pontchartrain Film Festival has become a premier cultural arts event on the north shore.
For information, email PFF5 Assistant Director Caterina Picone at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pontchartrainfilmfestival.com.