Student Short Film Showcase

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


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 or visit