Southern Screen

November 11-14, 2021
Virtual & In Person Festival

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.

Every November, Southern Screen Festival presents four days of film screenings, live music, screenwriting, live podcasts, workshops, parties and more. Southern Screen moves beyond traditional film and music festivals and works to expose the community to the widespread possibilities of storytelling.

Southern Screen is a non-profit organization that operates with the help of sponsors, grants, and individual donations. We have sponsorship options for businesses and patrons who want to invest in our community and share our passion for storytelling.

See below for Southern Screen's 2020  Virtual Festival Schedule.

Southern Screen 2020 Program

Thursday, November 12

5:00 PM-6:00 PM 
Shorts Series Louisiana (Screening)
- Q&A with filmmakers
7:00 PM-10:00 PM 
Intention (Feature Documentary Screening) 
- Q&A with filmmakers, Syd Horn & Olivia Perillo

Friday, November 13

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
A Conversation with Jennie Armon (Found Objects) + Jay Wadley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) (Session)
2:45 PM-3:50 PM
The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday (Feature Documentary Screening)
- Q&A with filmmaker, Kathryn L Beranich
4:30 PM-6:00 PM 
Documentary Grants & Labs with Darcy McKinnon (Session)
7:00 PM-10:00 PM 
Farewell, Amor (Narrative Feature Screening)
- Q&A with filmmaker, Ekwa Msangi

Saturday, November 14

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Shorts Series 1 (Screening)
- Q&A with filmmakers
1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Making a TV Season Start to Finish with Nicole Rodgers (Castle, The Rookie) + Mary Trahan (Bones, The Rookie) (Session)
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Dramarama (Narrative Feature Screening)
- Q&A with filmmaker, Jonathan Wysocki
5:15 PM-6:45 PM 
The Story of a Song with Dustan Louque, Danny Blume (Iggy Pop), David Baron (Lenny Kravitz) + Special Guest, Steve Gleason (Saints) (Session)
7:00 PM-10:00 PM 
Ema (Narrative Feature Screening)

Sunday, November 15

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Shorts Series 2 (Screening)
- Q&A with filmmakers
12:30 PM-2:00 PM 
A Conversation with Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Family Guy) + John Viener (Family Guy) (Session)
2:30 PM-3:30 PM 
Some Kind of Heaven (Feature Documentary Screening)
- Q&A with filmmaker, Lance Oppenheim
4:30 PM-6:00 PM 
A Conversation with Dan Dratch (Monk) & Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live, Wine Country) (Session)
7:00 PM-10:00 PM 
Stardust (Narrative Feature Screening)

Upcoming Festival Dates

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

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