Southern Screen

November 10-13, 2022
Various Locations Downtown Lafayette

Lafayette, LA’s Southern Screen is held annually in November over the course of four days in Downtown Lafayette at various venues. In addition to film screenings, Southern Screen also showcases live music, screenwriting, live podcast, workshops, parties, and more for people of all ages to enjoy. Southern Screen moves beyond traditional film and music festivals, working to expose the community to the widespread possibilities of storytelling using various forms of multimedia.

Southern Screen Festival 2022 Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 10

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Champagne + Oysters Social
BAND OF OUTSIDERS (narrative feature screening)
In the 1964 Jean-Luc Godard reimagined gangster film, two restless young men enlist the object of both of their fancies to help them commit a robbery—in her own home.
Friday, November 11

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Short Fiction Writing Competition Winner Announcement + Reading
Join us as we name and read the winner of this year's short fiction story based on the theme of "Celebration and the South."
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Film Festival Programming AMA w/Eric Hatch
Baltimore based film programmer, critic, and distributor Eric Hatch will be available to answer any questions you have about film festival programming.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY (documentary feature screening)
A delightful story of the beloved PBS children's series "Reading Rainbow," its iconic host LeVar Burton, and the challenges its creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television.
Wild Child Wines
Friday Night Social w/ Boma Banga + Basher
Grab some drinks and enjoy the hypnotic reimagining of 1960s and 70s Congolese Rhumba with Boma Bango and the freak out dance, free avant-pop, post-jazz groove punk music of Basher.

Saturday, November 12
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Louisiana Storytellers Panel w/ Abraham Felix (Filmmaker), Cheryl Duvall (Storyteller), Drake LeBlanc (Filmmaker), Linda Midget (LPB/ Moderator)
From audio stories to commercial content to indie films, learn how these local creators celebrate community through their craft.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Shorts Series 1-
11 – An unconfident hooper plays a pickup game to 11, and with the help of his best friend, he'll showcase skills that he didn't believe he had.
QUITTING TIME – City bus driver, Luis, end his shift—but fills his hours with an extra-curricular activity that keeps him on the move.
PATTERN – We all get lost in patterns. For some of us they can be totally consuming.
WILD CHILD – On a cold evening in the French Quarter, a woman's quiet evening transforms into something wilder.
EVA WANTS TO STAY IN – After coming home exhausted from work, Eve is confronted by a literal pile of chores and her wife, Audrey, ready to hit the town.
JUDY’S THOUGHTS – In 1981, a vibrant mother recorded her thoughts on a cassette tape as her life was slipping away.
THE QUIET CAJUNS – The story of Acadian Usher Syndrome sprinkles many Cajun family trees with deafblind aunts, uncles and cousins.
Followed by filmmakers Q&A
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Know Your Film Rights w/ Steven Lowy
Set yourself up for success by learning how to navigate the legal landscape of rights that often arise when making a narrative or documentary film.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS (narrative feature screening)
Social hierarchy is turned upside down when a celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
ROOTS OF FIRE (documentary feature screening)
Followed by filmmaker Q&A
The battle to revive dying traditions comes to life through the young musicians of Southwest Louisiana.
Hideaway Hall
ROOTS OF FIRE After Party w/Pine Leaf Boys and Special Guest

Sunday, November 13
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Shorts Series 2 –
THE NEGRO AND THE CHEESE KNIFE – Have you ever heard of a Black man with a cheese knife? Unfortunately for Antione, neither have the police.
DAY OF THE DEB – The looming apocalypse forces a broken-hearted man to come to terms with the women who left him.
CAFFEINATED – An ex-couple finds themselves facing the undead as they bide time in the shelter of a bar.
THE PERFECT DAY – Charlie Hoover, an aspiring ad man living in his van, eagerly answers a job posting to videotape Linda Lindell’s online life coaching series.
VIOLET BUTTERFIELD – A mortician beautician brings out the beauty in death that her clients could have had in life.
STRANGER THAN ROTTERDAM WITH SARAH DRIVER – The completion of Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise hinged on the smuggle of one of the world’s most controversial films.
A SHAMAN'S TALE – A powerful shaman embarks on a mystical journey from the deep jungle to the cosmos.
HOT MOTHER – At an idyllic hot springs retreat a vacationing mother and daughter bicker and avoid connection.
Followed by filmmakers Q&A
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Fixing it in Post: Digital Clean-Up on a Lo/No Budget Session w/ Dag Luther Gooch
Wanna know what you can and can't do in post or how to avoid a bunchofexpensivepostwork? Compositing? CameraTracking? Rotoscoping? Get all of your questions answered and more.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
THE INTEGRITY OF JOSEPH CHAMBERS (narrative feature screening)
A family man, hoping to prove his survivalist capabilities to his family, irresponsibly heads off into the woods to go deer hunting.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Storytelling in Marketing: Experiential and Digital Session w/ Franki Chan
Sit down with Crescendo! Host Greg Bresnitz to explore FRANKI CHAN’s IHEARTCOMIX, a Los Angeles based studio responsible for some of the most innovative modern marketing campaigns.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
FIRE OF LOVE (documentary feature screening)
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other, and volcanoes.
Blue Moon Saloon
Wrap Party w/ Speech Fuzz + Bruisey Peets
That’s a wrap for Southern Screen 2022. Close out the festive weekend with drinks, food and twee pop, indie-rock band Speech Fuzz along with the dreamy sounds of Bruisey Peets.

Upcoming Festival Dates

November 4-7, 2021
November 3-6, 2022
November 2-5, 2023
November 7-10, 2024

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