In the spirit of keeping things creative, Southern Screen is going off script and embracing our Seven Year Itch! For the past 6 years we have focused mainly on film, but in 2017 we are opening our eyes and ears to new (and old) mediums of storytelling. In November the festival will present four days of film screenings, live music, screenwriting, live podcast, workshops, parties, and more for every unique individual to enjoy. Southern Screen moves beyond traditional film and music festivals, and works to expose the community to the widespread possibilities of storytelling.
And we are doing it all in the heart of Cajun Country!

There’s nothing like coming down to Lafayette, Louisiana for the Southern Screen Festival. Mark your calendar now for November 16-19, 2017. Get here by submitting a film starting March 1st, or on starting September 1st you can purchase a Festival Pass!


Southern Screen is a non-profit organization that operates with the help of sponsors, grants, and individual donations. We have sponsorship options for businesses and patrons who want to invest in our community and share our passion for storytelling.


Like making a film or putting on a concert, running a festival takes an entire crew, and we would love your help! Let’s talk about the many ways you can volunteer and join a committee. Contact us if you want to join our team before or during the Festival weekend.


We would love to see your masterpiece and share in the celebration of screening it for our energetic audience. Submissions open March 1, 2017 and deadline; July 1, 2017. Please click above for details on submitting to Southern Screen!