The Big Film Prize Reveal Party is happening and you're invited!

Each year, Louisiana Film Prize takes over downtown Shreveport to showcase 20 short films that have been shot in Northwest Louisiana. Each of the filmmakers is competing for the grand prize of $50,000, iTunes distribution and more. This Thursday, August 10 we find out which films will be competing in this year's Prize Fest.

And with a record-breaking 127 submissions in 2017, that decision couldn't have been made easily.

This Thursday's Louisiana Film Prize 2017 Top 20 Announcement is free and open to the public. It all gets started at 6 p.m. at Robinson Film Center with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Plus, you'll have a chance to sample "VIVA! Beer." This is a special brew prepared by Great Raft Brewing Co. for your Prize Fest enjoyment.

I speak from experience when I say this event is so fun. It's really special to be in the same room with the filmmakers themselves as they find out that they will be competing for $50,000. The energy in that room is electric!

This year's Prize Fest is happening October 5-7. Learn more about Prize Fest and purchase your tickets at