Lake Charles Film Fest accepting submissions

By Special to the American Press

The Lake Charles Film Festival, set for Oct. 4-5, is seeking entries — films that were completed after Jan. 1, 2011, and are

under 151 minutes long.

Submission categories include feature film, documentary, short film, music video and animation. Films from Sowela and McNeese

State University students may be submitted for free.

The first-place winner in each category will receive a certificate and a “Scallywag” award trophy. Those who place second

and third will receive a trophy and a certificate.

This year’s festival will include a guest appearance by actor and indie filmmaker Jackson Bostwick, who will lead a workshop

on indie filmmaking pit falls.

Low-budget horror filmmaker Jim DeVault will return for another round of low-budget filmmaking workshops. Authors Ed and Susan

Poole will display their historical collection on films made in, or about, Louisiana.

Screenwriter Ken Henderson, founding member of both the Lake Area Film Group and Lake Area Film Scribes, will lead a workshop.

Writer and director Larry Wade Carrell will teach a session on the making of his horror film, “Jacob.”