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Louisiana Public Broadcasting Seeking Independent Short Films from Louisiana Filmmakers

Submitted films nominated may be featured in the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Seeking Independent Short Films from Louisiana Filmmakers
Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted may be nominated for inclusion in the seventh annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful stories from filmmakers across the country and reaches an engaged and digitally savvy audience. The 2018 PBS Online Film Festival will take place July 16 - July 27, 2018.

“Each year Louisiana Public Broadcasting looks for the best Louisiana-produced short films for inclusion in the PBS Online Film Festival. This national online film festival showcases some of the best short films in the country. We are very proud of the past Louisiana entries that have been selected to the national festival, through our work with local filmmakers, and expect another great slate of submissions this year,” said Jason Viso, Director of Programming and Content at LPB.

To enter, filmmakers can send a link to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so it can be reviewed. Please include the title of the film, contact information, plus a two to three sentence description of the film. Films should be 3-15 minutes in length, and can be fiction or non-fiction. The most appropriate films for this festival are those who have creative or compelling storytelling, as well as high production quality. If you have questions about the technical requirements for the festival, send them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or go to http://www.lpb.org/filmfest.

All entries must be received by Monday, February 5, 2018.

About Louisiana Public Broadcasting:
Since 1975, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In addition to its award-winning documentaries about the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is dedicated to helping children throughout the state develop their literacy, math and science skills through its numerous educational outreach programs.

About PBS
PBS, with 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches more than 100 million people through television and over 33 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at http://www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our PBS Anywhere apps. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

Published: January 16, 2018
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