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Listening Room Film Festival

Festival Information

2nd Annual Listening Room Film Festival Friday and Saturday, December 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 3:00pm to midnight. Sunday, December 10 will be held at the Goodwood Library from 2pm-9pm and is free to the public. Saturday December 16 is at the River Center Library in downtown Baton Rouge from 2pm-8pm and is free to the public. Sunday December 17 is at the Listening Room from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. 

The festival includes long form and short form narrative films, long and short form documentaries, music videos and retrospective works.


Full Festival Pass with access to all films, panels and parties         $50.00
One day Festival Pass                                                                                          $10.00
Film Block  Pass                                                                                                     $  5.00

Guidelines and entry fees: 

Films entered should have an aspect about or on musicians, actors, entertainers and people who were pioneers or influencers in the entertainment industry. Additionally films can be entered that have Louisiana music in their soundtracks, as well as actors, writers, directors, producers and crew members from the state
Long form features, narratives and documentaries can be up to 90 minutes.
Short form narratives and documentaries can be up to 30 minutes.
Music videos can be up to 15 minutes.
Entry Fees:     Long form entries are $15.00
Short form entries are $10.00
Music Videos are $5.00
Eligibility: Due to the pandemic films completed between January 2019 and September 2022 can be entered.

Films completed in the last 25 years that are Louisiana driven are eligible for the retrospective series.

By submitting your film, you confirm that you are duly authorized to submit it for consideration. That all rights necessary to screen the film at the Festival are complete and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and blameless the Festival from any and all liability arising out of your submission or use of the film and any related materials. Additionally you understand that all press materials, clips and photos may be used to promote the Listening Room Film Festival. 
Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2022 to be considered for screening.
Films can be submitted by providing a link or physically in the following formats – Quicktime-compatible digital file, MP4, Thumb drive or Memory Card. 
Please email the following information to:

Mailing address is: Listening Room Film Festival, 4708 Bawell Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Attn: Henry Turner Jr.
Payments can be made either on the website or mailed to the above address.  
Please include the following information -
Your name, phone number and mailing address

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The Listening Room Film Festival was founded by music entrepreneur Henry Turner Jr. in 2022. 

It was established to give new and established filmmakers a place to screen their music and entertainment driven films in a comfortable environment. The focus of the festival is on musicians, actors, entertainers and people who were pioneers or influencers in the entertainment industry, as well as musicians who provided music for soundtracks. It also features show business panels with Louisiana based professionals and executives.

The festival will be both physical and virtual, featuring local and regional films from the southeast area. A retrospective component will include films that were produced by local filmmakers that are important to the continuance of Louisiana filmmaking and its history. 

The festival is held at Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room located at 2733 North Street,  Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. Phone Is 225-802-9681.

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