Backyard Film Festival

Backyard Film Festival

The Backyard Film Festival is a one-night-only film festival series held each year—a celebration of independent cinema, community, and sitting in the dark with strangers. It champions regional cinema—local stories from local voices. Anyone can partake in the Backyard Film Festival: professionals, first-timers, your grandma, and everyone in between- aiming to screen every film submitted. The program aims to be a reminder not to take art (or yourself) so seriously—a reminder that by creating something, sharing it, and connecting with others, we become better versions of ourselves.

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c/o Antenna
3718 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA


+1 504 298 3161
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