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Louisiana Film Prize Announces iTunes and Festival Distribution Deal for Top Five Winners

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 13, 2013 at 12:07PM

The Louisiana Film Prize has announced that it will provide a distribution deal through Shorts International for the award winners. This means filmmakers will not only be competing for $50,000 -- one of the largest cash prizes for a shorts festival -- but also for a chance to further screen at the Dallas VideoFest, Sync Up Fest and the Hollywood Shorts Fest.
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2012 winners of the Louisiana Film Prize
2012 winners of the Louisiana Film Prize

The Louisiana Film Prize has announced that it will provide a distribution deal through Shorts International for the award winners. This means filmmakers will not only be competing for $50,000 -- one of the largest cash prizes for a shorts festival -- but also for a chance to further screen at the Dallas VideoFest, Sync Up Fest and the Hollywood Shorts Fest.

Another sweet part of the new deal is that Shorts International, which is the official distributor of the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013, will distribute the top five winners of the Louisiana Film Prize on iTunes and other channels.

The Louisiana fest runs October 4-6, 2013, with the deadline for submissions July 9. Check out the conditions for eligible short films here.

This article is related to: News, Louisiana Film Prize, News, Festivals, Shorts, Short Film, Shorts


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.