(April 3, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Student Film Festival Takes Place April 4 and 5 at Centenary

Film Festival poster

SHREVEPORT, La.— The Louisiana Film Festival student division takes place at Centenary College Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 in Kilpatrick Auditorium. Sponsored by Centenary College and the Robinson Film Center, young filmmakers in grades K-12 will showcase 35 student films and compete for $1,500 in prizes.

Screening sessions begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and conclude at 6 p.m. with a formal screening of Tom Hits His Head by guest filmmaker Tom Putnam, followed by a question and answer session. Events begin Saturday at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. with the Awards Ceremony.

Works will be judged by San Francisco filmmakers Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer; Jim Hayes, of Shreveport's Louisiana House of Props; independent TV producer Heidi Bordogna, whose credits include "America's Most Wanted" and Animal Planet's "Shark Island"; and Dr. Jefferson Hendricks, Chair, Centenary College English Department and Faculty Advisor for the Centenary Film Society. Alejandro Heiber, USC Film School MFA program and 2007 Centenary Graduate will take part as guest student judge.

Admission is free. All screenings will take place at Centenary College's Kilpatrick Auditorium For more information; call the Robinson Film Center's Will Bryant at 318.422.7713 or Centenary College professor Michelle Glaros at 318.869.5264. Details can also be found at http://www.lafilmfest.org.

Click the reel to see a preview of the festival's movies!

film reel

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College 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. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.