Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

On the Scene


The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosted the 112th annual dinner at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino in downtown Shreveport. Glenn and Chris Kinsey were named the Greater Shreveport 2021 Business Leaders of the Year. Brian McNew was the outgoing chairman of the board and passed the gavel to Francesca Benten Moreland. — Mark Crawford

112th Annual Shreveport Chamber Dinner

1) Jamie Moreland and Francesca Benten Moreland

2) Tim Magner, Chris Kinsey and Glenn Kinsey

3) Scott and Ellie Ward

4) Kristen Powers and Camille Tharpe

5) Vladimir Appeaning, Darrin Dixon and Antonious Pegues

6) Toni Goodin and Ellen Ballard

On Friday, Jan. 14, R.W. Norton Art Gallery hosted an opening event for Carnival: Mardi Gras Then & Now. Local artist Emily Ellis Welch has guest-curated an exhibit featuring the unique history and traditions of Mardi Gras. The event featured Mardi Gras-themed hors d'oeuvres and a signature cocktail. The presentation will be on display through Feb. 27. — Mark Crawford

Carnival: Then and Now

1) Susan and Patrick Kirton

2) Chloe Ramsey and Lynda Huffman

3) Cassie Stone and Ted Takara

The Film Prize 2022 kickoff was held on Jan. 27 at Central ArtStation. The $50,000 grand prize is returning. Filmmakers worldwide are invited to submit their short film – five to 15 minutes in length – the main requirement being that the film is shot in Louisiana. If the winning film is shot in Caddo Parish, the filmmaker gets $50,000 – the largest cash prize in the world for a short narrative film. If the film is shot anywhere else in Louisiana, the film wins $25,000. Submissions are due Jul. 12. The top 20 finalists will be announced on Aug. 9. Prize Fest will take place Oct. 13-23. — Mary Ann Van Osdell

Film Prize 2022

1) Katy Larsen, Tania Sarfraz, Rob Senska, Chris Lyon, Gregory Kallenberg, Shadi Darzeidan, Melissa Brannan and Amy O’Callaghan

2) Tania Sarfraz, Shadi Darzeidan, Amy O’Callaghan and Katy Larsen

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