The Southern Screen Festival, to be held November 16-19, is offering year-round events ahead of the festival with programming during Festival International de Louisiane and two new events in May.
For the 3rd year Southern Screen has curated music videos of musicians performing at Festival International de Louisiane called Louisiana International Music Exchange (LIME). The videos will be presented on the stage screens again this year in-between performances during Festival International de Louisiane 2017. Keep an eye out for this special treat between bands!
On May 26th , Southern Screen will be hosting a drive-in movie of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm. Gates open at 6:00PM with food trucks, cold drinks and yard games, plus other activities. Enjoy the movie from the comfort of your car or bring a blanket or chair and sit in the grass. Admission is $20 a car or $5 walk up.
In the spirit of creativity, Southern Screen is going off script and embracing our Seven Year Itch! For the past 6 years we have focused mainly on film, but in 2017 we are opening our eyes and ears to new (and old) mediums of storytelling. And we are doing it all in the heart of Cajun Country. In November the festival will present four days of film screenings, live music, screenwriting, live podcasts, workshops, parties, and more for every unique individual to enjoy. Southern Screen moves beyond traditional film and music festivals, and works to expose the community to the widespread possibilities of arts and entertainment. The festival offers a hands-on experience, where creativity mixes with a landscape of the local Louisiana culture to inspire and ignite the local community and visiting artists. We are invested in the process of educating our community on how to appreciate the art of storytelling as well as give them the tools to create their own. We believe there is no better place than Lafayette, Louisiana for Southern Screen to celebrate, share and showcase what local and visiting creatives have accomplished.