(January 2, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Annual Student Film Festival Seeks Entries

SHREVEPORT, La — Filmmakers can now submit their work to the 2008 Louisiana Film Festival: Student Division. Sponsored by Centenary College of Louisiana and the Robinson Film Center, the annual festival began in 2004 and now showcases the work of filmmakers in grades K-12.

The early bird deadline for entry is Feb. 15. Short narrative films and documentaries have made up the bulk of the festival in past years.

The festival consists of juried screenings, Q&A sessions, workshops and an awards ceremony. It will be held at Centenary College on April 4-5.

Students involved in media production classes, in the United States or abroad, are invited to submit their work.

Work will be judged by San Francisco filmmakers Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer; Jim Hayes, of Shreveport's Louisiana House of Props; and independent TV producer Heidi Bordogna, whose credits include "America's Most Wanted" and "Shark Island."

For more information, contact Chris Jay, of the Robinson Film Center, at (318) 424-9090 or Centenary College professor Michelle Glaros at (318) 869-5264. Details can also be found at www.lafilmfest.org.

About Centenary

Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South.