LIFF Expands into Music Video, Animation, Interactive and New Media

In its sophomore year, The Louisiana International Film Festival is set to screen over 50 films, including major award-winners, documentaries related to Louisiana and southern history and Louisiana premieres.  The festival expands its programming into music video, animation, interactive and new media. liff

Keynotes and workshops presented by filmmakers from the following Louisiana productions: American Horror Story, Terminator, True Detective and more. Directors and Writers from: MGM, Universal, Columbia, Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Pictures will also be participating.

LIFF interactive programming includes speakers from and who have worked with Apple, Netflix and HBO with a special panel by Chris Garrity (Head of Innovation at the Super Bowl).

Comedy Central is presenting six world premieres with the Louisiana International Film Festival from TripTank with special guest show producer Scout Raskin.

To debut the music video component, Sean Lennon’s new short-form music film ANIMAL will premiere at the festival, directed by Rich Ragsdale, ANIMAL was recently performed on The Late Night Show with David Letterman, featuring LIFF Creative Director Alexander Antebi who was representing Louisiana dressed in neck to toe thrift, vintage and boutique fashion from Cowboys Western Wear from Scott, Louisiana to Time Warp Boutique and St. Vincent de Paul in Baton Rouge.

“We are watching films on our phones, television on our computers and YouTube on our televisions. As these medias are converging and evolving so must our programming,” states Chesley Heymsfield, Executive Producer of the festival.

This year’s star-studded line-up includes: A Thousand Times Goodnight with Juliette Binoche (Grand Prize Winner / Montreal World Film Festival); Siddarth (Beijing International Film Festival / Best Film Winner); God’s Pocket, with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro; Elsa & Fred set in New Orleans and starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer; The Double with Jesse Eisenberg; and director Roman Polanski’s second North American screening of Venus in Fur.

For a complete festival program and schedule see

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