Downtown Covington (DTC) Film Festival
    Presented By: Southern Hotel
    Dates: February 8, 2019 - February 9, 2019
    Recurring: Recurring daily
    Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Price: $10
    Location: Southern Hotel
    Address: 428 E. Boston St., Covington, LA 70433

The 2nd Annual DTC (DownTown Covington) Film Festival returns to the Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana on Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, 2019.

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 panel discussions and opportunities for filmmakers, audiences and judges to interact. The selection process will be conducted by a panel of judges not associated with the hotel.

Awards will be presented for:

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

Festivities begin Friday at 5pm with a Meet-and-Greet at the Southern's Cypress Bar with film screenings 6-9pm, immediately followed by the Opening Night Celebration. Events continue on Saturday at 11am with screenings starting at noon and running all afternoon with the closing feature starting at 7pm. The weekend closes with the DTC Film Fest Celebration Party starting at 9pm.

Admission is $10 for the full weekend, at the door or in advance at

Filmmakers should visit the website,, for deadlines to submit films for competition. Films accepted into the festival will be announced on the website and social sites.

Winners of the inaugural event in January 2018 were:

Best Feature: Dark Meridian
Best Student Film: Expedition Saffron
Best Short: Solitude
Best Documentary: 42 Grams
Best Short Documenary: Painting a Normal Life
Best Foreign Film: Misappropriation


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 and parks, as well as live music and nightlife all within walking distance of the hotel.

For more information, contact festival organizers Jessy Cale Williamson, Director, and Shannon Stansbury, Festival Coordinator, or visit

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