Lake Charles film festival continues today

Published: Oct. 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival continued today at Central School.

Film screenings, seminars and workshops began at 9 a.m. with attendees learning about low-budget film-making, film producing, directing, and Louisiana film history.

Award-winning director Larry Wade Carrell hosted a workshop on making films from script to screen, and the the Boomtown Film & Music Festival presented a stunt panel.

Stunt coordinator Russell Towery talked to locals about stunt work, and also gave advice to film industry hopefuls.

"Work hard at what you enjoy doing, and if you have a passion for it, it becomes not work," said Towery. "Just go out there and make movies, go out there and do things, go out there and be a part of the business."

The festival will show more than 30 independent films with the award ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

Sunday the "Best of the Fest" screenings will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tipitina's.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission is $10 but VIP passes are available for $25.

For more information about the festival click HERE.

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