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New contest offered to local film makers

A new contest is offering local film makers a chance to showcase their talent.

The first annual "Louisiana Film Prize" contest was created to showcase the Shreveport-Bossier area as a hot-bed of movie-making talent while offering local film makers a "leg-up". "What we wanted to do is something different, something unique and out of that was born this idea called Louisiana Film Prize," says La Film Prize Executive Director Gregory Kalenberg.

The concept is to create a short narrative film that must be shot in the Shreveport-Bossier area. LA Film Prize Event Coordinator Cazes Verbois says they will even provide the expertise and equipment of local production houses to help contestants. "We are going to provide a list of resources, volunteers, anything and everything that we can do to help them make their short. Because even if they don't win the grand prize, we still are here to help you make your short film to get you somewhere," says Verbois.

Verbois says 20 finalists will be picked from all the rough-cut entries submitted by July 9th. 

Each finalist will get $500 and an invitation to show their finished film during the LA Film Prize weekend from October 12th to October 14th. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000.

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