Filmmakers and videographers have until tomorrow (May 9), to submit entries for the My Lafayette video contest , a joint project of the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission and AOC Community Media.
LCVC and AOC are calling on all video enthusiasts to show Lafayette through their eyes in an online video contest. My Lafayette video contest entries should creatively highlight the Lafayette or Acadiana area as a prime tourism destination. Videos must be three minutes or less in length.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three videos: $1,000, $700 and $300. Winners will be selected based on popularity and points determined by a committee. Qualifiers will be determined based on adherence to the rules.
After the videos have been submitted, the public will vote on their favorites May 11-31. The winners will be announced at LCVC’s membership luncheon June 13.\
2nd Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase
Acadiana Center for the Arts presents its 2nd Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase, May 12-13, at the AcA, 101 W. Vermilion St.
The event, free and open to the public, showcases films written, directed, edited or produced by Louisiana natives or those with strong local ties. It provides an opportunity for area filmmakers to display their talents on the big screen.
A Showcase of Students from UL's Moving Image Arts and Visual Arts Programs opens the event Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
It will be followed at 9 p.m., by Tchoupitoulas, by Bill and Turner Ross. It is a story of the New Orleans night. Abstractly aural and visual, it is a sensory document of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace.
T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story, Sunday, 6 p.m.
Creole cowboys and Cajun jockeys, Cotton Knights and Mardi Gras revelers reveal the long history and blend between Creoles and Cajuns and the horses they love.
A Q&A will follow with UL folklorist Conni Castille who wrote, directed and produced T-Galop, as well as I Always Do My Collars First, Raised on Rice and Gravy, and King Crawfish.
The event is co-sponsored by the UL's Center for Moving Image Arts.
Student Arts Expo
Also Saturday at the AcA on is the Student Arts Expo, an annual event designed to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the arts by and for the youth of the community.
Each of Lafayette Parish's Public Schools are represented from students of preK-12th grades. The expo includes both visual arts and performing arts that will be on display throughout downtown Lafayette including Parc Sans Souci, Ballet Academie, Theatre 810, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana, Carpe Diem and the AcA's James Devin Moncus Theater. Performances include poetry readings, film screenings, dance, theater and music performed by LPSS students.
An Art On the Line Exhibit will be displayed on fences in front of the Vermilion Street Parking Garage and lining both Jefferson and Vermillion streets. Some students will also participate in a chalking competition from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Parc Putnam on Lafayette Street. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. during the Opening Ceremonies.
The Expo is presented by Lafayette Parish School System and AcA in partnership with Downtown Lafayette and Lafayette Consolidated Government.
INFO: 233-7060, or go here for more.
StoryPalooza summer camp at Cite
StoryPalooza, set for Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette, is storytelling in an innovative style and will be offered at a summer camp in two sessions: June 4-8 and June 18-22. The camp is about developing productions from story ideas generated from students and crafted with guidance from professional teaching artists. Schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are expected to bring their own bag lunch, but snacks provided. A $6 lunch with Conscious Cuisine will be available.
Tuition is $280/week per student with 10 percent discount for multiple weeks or multiple students in a family. INFO: 291.1122, or here.
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