Shreveport’s Prize Fest Returns Oct 14-16

The Prize Foundation is thrilled to announce the lineup of events for their annual Prize Fest, a celebration of film, food, music, fashion, and comedy. Prize Fest 2022 will return to the streets of downtown Shreveport for not one but two weekends. Weekend One (October 14-16) will feature Music Prize and Fashion Prize. Weekend Two (October 20-22) will house the Louisiana Film Prize, Food Prize and Comedy Prize. 

“There is no doubt that this will be one of biggest and best Prize Fest ever,” said Gregory Kallenberg, executive director of the Prize Foundation. “We look forward to another amazing year of celebrating these filmmakers, musicians, culinary artists, comedians and fashion designers in the grand traditions of the Prize!” 

During Weekend 1, Music Prize will host two nights of finalist Showcases along with the return of MPCon (Music Prize Conference) on October 14 and 15. The top 11 finalists were selected by viewers and industry judges from a collection of video submissions from bands across the country this past summer. The finalists will take the stage in downtown Shreveport at the Music Prize Garage to vie for the $10,000 grand prize. The two half-day conference will be held at the Municipal Auditorium and is open to any musician, whether competing or not. MPCon will feature industry-led panels and workshops designed to further develop and elevate attending musicians’ careers. 

Fashion Prize will feature a live runway show of the 5 finalist designers’ collections and a capsule collection from last year’s Fashion Prize winner, Jessica Hall. Enjoy the show on October 16 alongside mimosas and brunch provided by Golden Fork Chef Jessica Comegys of Glow Alchemy Kitchen. The winning designer walks away with a $5000 grand prize. 

Weekend 2 hosts the foundation’s flagship event, the Louisiana Film Prize, and will feature twenty short films competing for up to $50,000– the largest cash prize for a short film in the world. Film Prize passholders will have the option to choose from in person or online viewing of the films and will vote on their top favorite film and best actor to help choose the winner. There will also be a free, open to the public event on Thursday, Oct 20 called the Gathering, which will include a red carpet, interviews and networking opportunities for filmmakers and judges. The winning film will be announced during a private Awards Brunch on October 23. 

Food Prize will bring back Come & Get It, a food and beverage experience like no other. Like last year, Come & Get It will showcase incredible tastings created by competing chef teams, comprised of one local Golden Fork finalist chef and one visiting celebrity chef as well as the Golden Shaker cocktail competition featuring local mixologists. Attendees will vote for their favorite dish, and the winning team will be crowned champions that evening. The local chef winner wins the coveted Golden Fork trophy and $2,500,

and the celebrity chef winner gets $1,000 cash. Food Prize will also host its inaugural Food Prize University event on Saturday, October 22. 

Comedy Prize returns, featuring seven comedians performing live sets and duking it out in front of renowned talent scouts and comedy executives for $2,500 cash. 

For a complete schedule of events and to purchase passes for all Prize Fest events, visit

WEEKEND 1 (Oct 14-16) 

Friday, October 14th 

MP Con (Music Prize Conference) 

(Day One) 


Shreveport Municipal Auditorium (705 Grand Ave) 

Music Prize Showcase 

(Night One) 

Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm 

The Garage (211 Market Street) 

Saturday, October 15th 

MP Con (Music Prize Conference) 

(Day Two) 


Shreveport Municipal Auditorium (705 Grand Ave) 

Music Prize Showcase 

(Night Two) 

Doors at 5pm, Show at 6pm 

The Garage (211 Market Street) 

Sunday, October 16th 

Fashion Prize Showcase and Runway Brunch 

Brunch at 10am, Show at 11am 

Phoenix 2.0 (400 Commerce Street)

WEEKEND 2 (Oct 20-23) 

Thursday, October 20th 

Film Prize 

Films start rolling at 12p on Thursday 

Various screening locations and times 

“The Gathering” Film Prize Opening Party and Red Carpet** 7pm—11pm 

Prize Big Top (700 Texas Street) 

Friday October 21st 

Film Prize 


Various screening locations and times 

VIP lounge- opens at 5pm; Artspace (710 Texas Street) 

Tequila Toast** 

6:00 pm 

Fest Central 

Food Prize: Come and Get It! 

7 pm — 11pm 

The Garage (211 Market Street) 

Saturday, October 22nd 

Film Prize 

Various screening locations and times 

VIP lounge- Artspace (710 Texas Street) 

Film Prize University** 

Panel Discussions 

10am — 1pm 

Robinson Film Center (617 Texas Street) 

Food Prize University** 

Panel Discussions 

10am — 12pm 

Fest Central – Exact location TBD

Comedy Prize 

Standup Showdown 

8pm — 10pm 

Prize Fest Big Top (700 Texas Street) 

Big Exhale Toast on Texas Street** 


The Twenty Bar (aka Rhino Coffee; 624 Texas Street) 

Prize Fest “Heaven & Hell” Closing Party** 

10:00pm – ??? 

Stray Cat (222 Travis St.) 

Sunday, October 23rd – 

Film Prize Awards Brunch [invitation only] 


The Garage (211 Market St) 

** Denotes free/non-ticketed and open to the public.

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