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Every November in Lafayette, Louisiana Southern Screen Film Festival presents four days of film screenings, panels, red carpet events, parties, and workshops. Southern Screen moves beyond the traditional film festival and works to open up the community to the widespread possibilities of storytelling. The festival offers a hands-on experience, where the creativity in filmmaking mixes with a landscape of the local Louisiana culture to inspire and ignite the local community and visiting filmmakers.



We know creating a good film is worth celebrating, no matter how long or short it turns out to be. It should be seen on a large screen with an audience full of people and not streaming on a small laptop.  We believe in watching through to the end of the credits, because we know that it takes a lot of people to make it happen. We are invested in the process of educating our community on how to appreciate cinema as well as give them the tools to create it on their own. We believe there is no better place than Lafayette, Louisiana at Southern Screen Film Festival to celebrate what filmmakers have done, and we especially want you to be here to celebrate the work with us.



Lafayette, Louisiana is a mid-sized market in the Acadiana region that is globally recognized for blending its unique Cajun and Creole heritage with modern-day amenities to create an environment that is conducive to a contemporary lifestyle. In 2014, Lafayette was named the Happiest City in America by Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. We’ve also been listed as one of the top ten Coolest Cities in the South by Southern Business and Development, Tastiest Towns in the South (Southern Living Magazine), Best Small Town in America (USA Today), and home of the Best Music Festival in the Nation ( With the intimacy of a small town and the sophistication of a big city, you’ll get the feeling that you’ve never been anywhere quite like Lafayette, Louisiana. More information about visiting Lafayette can be found at



Fostering the art and education of filmmaking in Acadiana and exposing international filmmakers to the unique cultural landscape of Acadiana.


Encourage community enrichment and investment in the art of international independent film and filmmakers in Acadiana by sharing creative works, valuable knowledge and our way of life with artists and their audiences.

Julie Bordelon, Executive Director

Board of Directors
Allison DeHart, Programming Director – Kate Durio, Public Relations Director
Bradley Black, Legal Director – Katie Culbert, Events Director

Festival Consultants & Crew
Peter DeHart, Creative –  Lucy Henke, Education – Michael Scott Myers, Co-Curator
Stephen Verret, Best Boy – Michelle Accurso, Best Girl