The Louisiana Film Prize short film competition offers one of the world’s largest cash prizes for short films.
The Louisiana Film Prize is an annual short film competition, founded in 2012 by Gregory Kallenberg.
To participate, you must shoot your film in a predefined geography centered in Shreveport, and must have a runtime between five and 15 minutes.
Winners of the short film competition are determined by a combination of 50 percent judges’ votes, and 50 percent audience votes.
The best part is of course the prize money, which is among the highest in the world (for short films).
The grand prize winner receives $50,000, which is one of the world’s largest cash prizes for short films. There are also several grants in the amount of $3,000 each.
In case you wish to participate too, just remember that the competition is difficult, as you will compete with experienced and established filmmakers from around the country participate in the competition, and they use top-notch industry equipment and resources. Some of them have worked on major motion pictures and established television series.