Downtown Covington (DTC) Film Festival
    Presented By: Southern Hotel
    Dates: February 28, 2020 - February 29, 2020
    Recurring: Recurring daily
    Time: Friday, 5-11pm and Saturday, 11am-11:30pm
    Price: $15 Friday, $20 Saturday
    Location: Southern Hotel
    Address: 428 E. Boston St., Covington, LA 70433

The 3rd Annual DTC (DownTown Covington) Film Festival returns to the Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana on Friday and Saturday, February 28-29, 2020.

DTC spotlights unique stories and awards filmmakers for their cinematic achievements, providing a welcoming environment to screen films and interact with audiences in one of Louisiana's most beautiful hotels, the luxurious Southern Hotel in the heart of Downtown Covington.

The festival will screen shorts and features, including narratives, documentaries, and student films, with opportunities for filmmakers, audiences and judges to interact. The film selection process is conducted by a panel of judges not associated with the hotel.

Festivities begin Friday at 5:00pm with a Meet-and-Greet at the Southern's Cypress Bar, and film screenings begin at 6:00pm. An Opening Night Celebration begins at 9:30pm. Events continue on Saturday at 11:00am with screenings starting at 12:00pm and running all afternoon, with the closing feature starting at 8pm. The weekend closes with the DTC Film Fest Celebration Party at 9:40pm.

Admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. Purchase tickets and view a full schedule of events at

Awards will be presented for:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Short Documentary Film
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Foreign Film


Located just 45 minutes north of New Orleans, the Southern Hotel’s vaunted history of hospitality began in 1907 as a physical and spiritual retreat where visitors could re-energize surrounded by the area's breezy, piney woods and mineral springs. Today visitors can enjoy downtown Covington's art galleries, boutiques, award winning restaurants, twice-weekly Farmer's Market, parks, and live music and nightlife all within walking distance of the hotel.

For more information, contact festival director Jessy Cale Williamson at or visit

428 E. Boston St
Tel: (985) 400-5657
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Downtown Covington (DTC) Film Festival