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“It’s all about who you know at the upcoming film industry meetup.
Filmmakers and fans of film are invited to Louisiana Film Prize’s 2017 launch party 6-9 p.m. Jan. 12 at Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport.
The launch party is the official marker of the sixth LAFP filmmaking season in Shreveport-Bossier City area. It’s an ideal time for film crews, actors, investors and movie lovers to meet and connect. Many partnerships be formed during the event that may be beneficial to the filmmakers’ current or future projects.
LAFP aims to rejuvenate the spirit and opportunity in the region’s film industry, said LAFP filmmaker liaison Chris Lyon.
“There are always the straight-forward goals: Get people activated in the community in Shreveport— and that doesn’t just mean registrations,” Lyon said. “It also means more people employed— hopefully higher wages as projects get bigger. We hope more people from out of town come and people who’ve never done it before (become) interested in starting.”
Registration is open for the $50,000 short film competition. Those attending the launch party will be offered a discount on the regular $50 registration price. Films may be registered at the LAFP office in downtown Shreveport, at the launch party or at lafilmprize.com.
For the second year, registration opened in mid-November — earlier than the previous January open date. The change was made to help accommodate filmmakers’ requests to begin their productions in the fall or winter seasons.
“We have seen a lot of increased activity for this period of time of people wanting to register,” Lyon said.
Registrations began to flow into the LAFP office as filmmakers aim to complete their rough cuts by the July deadline.
The rough cut deadline will be at 11:59 p.m. on July 11. Films must be five to 15 minutes long and shot within the authorized filming locations, which includes Caddo, Bossier, Webster, DeSoto, Bienville, Claiborne, Red River, and Natchitoches parishes.”