Submit Your Film

2017 Southern Screen Festival submissions are now closed!

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 August 1, 2017.  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.

4. 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



  • Submit "The entire festival staff was absolutely wonderful from the moment I arrived…I’d absolutely recommend anyone with a good film to submit to Southern Screen, and if possible come visit the festival. I’m definitely planning to return!" - Erlingur Thoroddsen, Writer/Director "CHILD EATER". Iceland
  • Submit "It’s been a long time since I have seen a city so welcoming to a group of filmmakers and also so encouraging of their own burgeoning film community. It truly is a special place with a very unique and rich culture and it’s something I would have never come to know without having the opportunity to attend the Southern Screen Film Festival…There’s a lot of magic in Lafayette and at the Southern Screen Film Festival and I’m very proud and appreciative to have been a part of it. - Max Allman, Writer/Director of "Georgia Howl". Florida.
  • Submit "Meeting other filmmakers, from literally all over the globe, was hands down my favorite aspect of Southern Screen. Being able to talk about the process of making our films and sharing our art with each other was absolutely enlightening." -Misty Talley, Director of "Ten to Sing". Lafayette, Louisiana.