Submit Film


2018 Southern Screen Festival submissions are now open!

We accept Narrative Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Animations, Music Videos, Web Series, TV Pilots, Student Films, etc. In order for your work to be considered, you must follow the directions below and complete all information in the submission form before July 15, 2018.  If you have any questions about your submission please contact

Are you a student? Any age and any school is fine as long as you are making movies and taking classes at the same time your submission is FREE!

We can’t wait to see your work!

Please complete the following steps to submit your film:

  1. Complete an online Official Southern Screen Film Festival Submission Form which you can start by clicking the SUBMIT NOW button.
  2. If your film is UNDER 40 minutes, please upload a Digital Video Screener through Vimeo or YouTube.
    • Make video downloadable in 720P QuickTime or PREFERABLY 1080P QuickTime. This can be password protected.
    • Submission fee is $20
    • You can submit multiple films, but only one film per submission form.
  3. If your film is OVER 40 minutes, please mail 2 DVD or BluRay copies and your submission form to:
    Southern Screen Film Festival
    P.O. Box 4306
    Lafayette, LA 70502
  • Submission fee is $30. Please mail with your film and form. Make check payable to Acadiana Open Channel, and write your film title and Southern Screen in the memo.
  • You can submit multiple films, but only one film per submission form.
  • If you are a student please click on the STUDENT button. Student submissions are FREE!


Legal Note:

By filling out a submission form and submitting your video you are warranting that your film is free and clear for licensing and no rights will be violated by Southern Screen Film Festival, Inc. for screening at Festival International de Louisiane or Southern Screen events, and you are giving Southern Screen the rights to use your film for promotional purposes.

If you have any questions concerning submission, please contact

What do past guest have to say about Southern Screen

  • Submit “Thanks so much for having me at the festival! I had such an amazing time and every single person I met was so lovely and welcoming. It was so fun for me and I hope you'll have me back!” – Alison Becker, Actress "Parks and Recreation"
  • Submit “You might be in a small town with a limited budget but the festival was spectacular! Great food, wine, beer, parties and the swamp tour with a real Louisiana guide named Earl made all the difference. Loved the short and the feature films, too because I learned something and discovered a few things.” – Monty Ross, Producer "Malcom X", "Jungle Fever"
  • Submit “Southern hospitality does the movies! A great combination of ambiance, food, film and an audience that is genuinely interested in not only the films but all aspects of filmmaking. – Mark Horowitz, Film Sales & Distribution