The Louisiana Film Prize has announced that it will provide a distribution deal through Shorts International for the award winners. This means filmmakers will not only be competing for $50,000 — one of the largest cash prizes for a shorts festival — but also for a chance to further screen at the Dallas VideoFest, Sync Up Fest and the Hollywood Shorts Fest.
Another sweet part of the new deal is that Shorts International, which is the official distributor of the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013, will distribute the top five winners of the Louisiana Film Prize on iTunes and other channels.
The Louisiana fest runs October 4-6, 2013, with the deadline for submissions July 9. Check out the conditions for eligible short films here.