Lake Charles Film & Music Festival Seeking Submissions

The third annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival will take place October 10-12 with independent film screenings, live music, seminars and workshops in downtown Lake Charles. The festival is currently seeking entries for films that have been completed after January 1, 2012.

There are submission categories for Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film, Foreign Film, Home Grown, Student, Music Video and Animation.  These films will compete to win a “Scallywag” award and cash prizes.

More information and submission forms are available on The deadline for entries is August 13.lake charles

“Last year’s festival was such a success, that we are expanding this year and adding a music festival component. We’ll be taking music submissions from bands and solo artists,” said Patrick Bennett, executive director of the Lake Charles Film & Music Festival.

In addition to viewing films, this year’s festival includes a celebrity guest appearance by actor, writer, producer, director and singer Wesley Eure. Eure starred in the TV series Land of the Lost and was on Days of Our Lives for nine years. He also appeared in the feature film C.H.O.M.P.S. with Valerie Bertinelli.

The film festival will include seminars and workshops on screenwriting, acting, filmmaking, stop motion animation, making a TV series and much more.

The Lake Charles Film Festival is produced by Louisiana Film & Video Art, Inc., a non-profit organization formed to bring quality independent film festivals, special film screenings, and educational filmmaking workshops to Lake Charles and showcase the artistic talents of Louisiana filmmakers around the world.

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