The Pontchartrain Film Festival provides opportunities to see some of the best in Louisiana made animated, narrative, documentary and experimental films. The sixth annual event takes place Friday Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4 at the Mandeville Trailhead Depot, 675 Lafitte St.
The public is invited to meet filmmakers and people working in the industry while enjoying popcorn and movies for two days on the north shore. Festival activities begin with film tours in months leading up to the festival. A highlight of the festival is a screening of the top five winners from the 2017 Louisiana Film Prize on Saturday, November 4 at 7PM.
PFF presents a fall film tour in advance of the festival, bringing award-winning documentary films on the road August, September and October, 2017. Special screenings are planned in Madisonville, Abita Springs, Covington and Mandeville, including "Mind of the Maker," about a tradition of boat building in a family on the Atchafalaya Basin, on August 19, and “Forgotten Bayou,” a feature length documentary about the Bayou Corne sink hole, on September 17. For locations, times and more information, please visit http://pontchartrainfilmfestival.com/.