The Jeff West South Side Studios, created in 2009 for the Fox network’s ‘Good Guy’s’ television series production, has since become the home of TNT’s new ‘Dallas’ series and where the third season will continue to be filmed this fall. As a nod to the growing film industry in Dallas, the Lamar Street Festival will become the location for a professionally produced short film that culminates its editing on-site and premiers in front of the festival attendees just before the headliner takes to the stage on the evening of October 19. During the day, three scenes are to be shot on-site with festival guests as walk on extra cast members during the course of the festival.
The Lamar Street Festival will also challenge festival guests to a short amateur film competition for which the prize is a 12 month South Side on Lamar loft lease. Competition-eligible attendees interested in the submitting and entry must create their own short smart phone film using footage taken at the festival and in the neighborhood. Competitors will have until October 27th to submit their 60-90 second short film. Contest rules to be posted at later date.

The Lamar Street Short Film Competition*

The Lamar Street Festival challenges festival guests to create a short amateur film and compete for a 12 month South Side on Lamar loft lease.
Prize: A 12-month lease to a South Side Loft located in the artist corridor.

The Basics

  1. Create a short film that is no longer than 90 seconds long
  2. Film must be shot entirely on a smart phone
  3. Film may be edited on any platform
  4. Must include a shot of The Lamar Street Festival the day of October 19th, 2013
  5. Must include a shot of downtown from the Cedars South Side neighborhood
  6. Theme of Film: Then and Now


  • Film must be uploaded to guidelive.com/lamarstreet by 11:59 P.M. CST on October 27th, 2013
  • The Jury will select the top videos on November 4th
  • Finalists will be required to verify eligibility for competition, detailed in the rules and regulations.
  • Finalists voted on by the general public between November 11th and November 18th on GuideLive’s website.
  • The Lamar Street Short winner will be announced on November 19th, 2013 on www.GuideLive.com

For a complete list of the rules and regulations of The Lamar Street Short Film Competition click here.