The 8th annual Pontchartrain Film Festival will be held Nov. 1-2, 2019 at Mandeville's Paul. R. Spitzfaden Community Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach. The festival focuses on filmmaking as an art form, with educational programs that include a filmmakers' forum, exhibits and hands-on workshops to engage the public with the local film economy and training opportunities. The festival weekend is held each year on the first weekend in November and has become a unique culural arts event that draws filmmakers and audiences from throughout the region.
Admission is $5 for the Friday night feature, and one $5 admission will get viewers into any of the screenings on Saturday. Tickets available in advance at www.pontchartrainfilmfestival.com/tickets and at the door, as space is available.
Friday, Nov. 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Night Feature. Meet-and-greet with filmmaker begins at 6:30 pm. Screening followed by Q&A.
Saturday, Nov. 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Louisiana Made Short Films
A curated selection of films by emerging Louisiana filmmmakers. Q&A with filmmakers in attendance.
Louisiana Film Prize Winners - 5:30PM
See the winners of the 2019 Louisiana Film Prize, Shreveport's $50,000 short film competition.
*Subject to change. See website for current information.
PFF8 FALL FILM TOUR
The 2019 Pontchartrain Film Festival Tour with community partners brings a curated selection of films made by Louisiana filmmakers or with subjects of interest to Louisiana residents on a multi-city tour in September and October, prior to the November festival.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.PontchartrainFilmFestival.com. Questions, email info@PontchartrainFilmFestival.com.
The Pontchartrain Film Festival is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs.