Lake Charles Film Festival and
Buck Rogers

The 2015 Lake Charles Film Festival will showcase 75 films from local filmmakers and around the world, along with workshops on filmmaking, costumes and props, plus cosplay and live music. This year’s celebrity guest of honor is the original space man Mr. Gil Gerard who played Buck Rogers in the 70’s. Festival goers can meet him during the festival’s kick-off party as well as ask him questions about independent filmmaking during a special seminar.



The festival takes place over three days
with the main day of movie screenings
on October 10th inside Central School.


In addition to 75 film screenings featuring movies made in Lake Charles and as far away as Australia, festival goers can also choose to attend a variety of workshops. Filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm has created 10 feature films in 9 years and will share his secrets to success in making retro-style sci-fi and horror films. The 501st Legion’s Bast Alpha Garrison will be sharing their tips for designing authentic looking props and costumes for movies.


The festival’s Cosplay Guest of Honor, Shane Dison will be happy to snap photos with festival fans and chat about how he makes his incredible outfits in Monroe, Louisiana. Folks are encouraged to attend the festival dressed as their favorite film characters and compete for prizes at a Cosplay contest at 3pm.

Schedule of Events

Kick-off Party, October 9th, My Place American Pub, 630 West Prien Lake Road, from 7pm to midnight: Mingle with filmmakers while listening to Tempura Cool and LOOKS:that:KILL.

Film Festival, October 10th, Central School, 809 Kirby Street, from 9am to 6pm: Workshops and films until 5:30 pm. Cosplay contest at3pm. Festival Awards ceremony at 6pm.

Wrap Party, October 10th, My Place American Pub, 630 West Prien Lake Road, from 9pm to midnight: Chat with fellow filmmakers while enjoying the signature southern sounds of musical guest Wendy Colonna.

Best of the Fest, October 11th, Tipitina’s, 2121 Hodges Street starting at 10am: If you missed a film while taking a workshop or participating in the costume contest, all the festival winners in all categories will be screened on Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased online at and at the door.

For media information contact Patrick Shawn Bennet at 337-499-9977.

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