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Movies. Music. Mentorship!

The most dynamic celebration of film, music, art and culture is back! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the Louisiana International Film Festival 2018, showcasing over 50 world-class movies (only $10 bucks each!), FREE live music performances, FREE mentorship, and over 20 Q&A’s with top industry filmmakers.

See amazing feature films shot in Louisiana, like critically acclaimed feature BLAZE, CUTOFF, DEAD ON ARRIVAL, DARK MERIDIAN, 1000 YEAR FLOOD, ON OUR WATCH, DO YOU WANT IT?, TINKER, and URBAN COUNTRY – along with some of the most talked about films around the world before they hit theaters, like BACK TO BURGUNDY, DOUBLE LOVER, RAMEN HEADS and STREAKER. And even a late night screening of cult classics, like LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM!

Listen to FREE LIVE PERFORMANCES from some of the top musical performers from across the state, along with top touring acts such as BEN DICKEY & THE BEAVER BAYOU BOYS, ISAAC FOX, HENRY TURNER JR., SERABEE, RYAN HARRIS, THE ROEBUCKS, BARRY HEBERT, LILLI LEWIS, MINOS THE SAINT and a trio from the MICHAEL FOSTER PROJECT. Also special performances by Gospel Group ARTHUR & FRIENDS COMMUNITY CHOIR and the KIDS ORCHESTRA.

FREE PERFORMANCES by comedian JOHN DARDENNE & THE FAMILY DINNER IMPROV, Aerialympic Gold Medalist MAYZER THAYNE, AirSeekers JAMIE RAY, BAYOU CIRQUE, cosplay by THE SOCIETY OF SIN, and LIVE paintings by TJ BLACK, ALEX HARVEY and FRANK VENADAS.

FREE MENTORSHIP by veterans in film, digital media and music, such as Entertainment Law with GARY WATSON, Screenwriting with SYBIL ROSEN, and Film Finance with CAROL BIDAULT.

 

Come Meet The Filmmakers Who Will Be At LIFF!

 

THE FEATURE FILMMAKERS IN COMPETITION @ LIFF 2018


Carol Bidault (Producer) / CUT OFF 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/cut-off/

Alexander Shebanow (Director) / FAIL STATE (Q&A Includes LSU President F. King Alexander) 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/failstate/

Ben Dickey (Star of Film) & Sybil Rosen (Writer) / BLAZE (shot in Louisaina – OPENING NIGHT FILM) 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/blaze/

Tom Bhramayana (Producer), Stephen Hoover (Writer) & Sonny Marler (Director) / TINKER 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/tinker/

Billy Slaughter (Actor) & Rankin Hickman (Producer) / DARK MERIDIAN 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/darkmeridian/

Josh Freund (Director & Writer) / DO YOU WANT IT

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/douwantit/

Teddy Smith (Director), Earl Heard (Executive Producer), Matt Keith (Producer),

Gianna Montelaro (Writer), & Dean West (Actor) / URBAN COUNTRY 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/urbancountry/

Stephen Sepher (Director, Writer & Producer) / DEAD ON ARRIVAL 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/deadonarrival/

Michael Berry (Director & Writer) / STUCK 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/stuck/

Vincent Grashaw (Director) / AND THEN I GO 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/andthenigo/

Greg Dicharry & Kevin Hines (Directors & Producers) / SUICIDE: THE RIPPLE EFFECT 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/suiciderippleeffect/

Tiffany Bartok (Director) / LARGER THAN LIFE

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/largerthanlife/

Maya Washington (Director) / THROUGH THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/throughthebanksoftheredcedar/

Lauren Durr (Director) & Dane Moreton (Producer) / 1000 YEAR FLOOD 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/1000yearflood/

Jonathan Evans (Director) / ON OUR WATCH 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/on-our-watch/

Harriet Hirshom (Director) / NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS 

https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/nothingwithoutus/