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CINEMA ON THE BAYOU 2018 CLOSED ITS EIGHT-DAY RUN WITH A LOUISIANA PREMIERE FILM AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY YVETTE LANDRY AND THE JUKES AND ANNOUNCED ITS FESTIVAL AWARDEES

Yvette Landry

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival closed its eight-day run with the Louisiana Premiere of THIS SIDE OF THE DIRT, followed by a music performance by YVETTE LANDRY, RODDIE ROMERO, BEAU THOMAS AND ERIC ADCOCK on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Acadiana Center for the Arts.  Like opening night with Mary Gauthier, closing night with Yvette Landry featured songs from her upcoming album.  The film screening and music performance was followed by a closing reception with complimentary Tito's Vodka.  THIS SIDE OF THE DIRT, a narrative feature film, is a South Texas family drama steeped in satire and humor written by Tito Beveridge of Tito’s Vodka fame.  

The 2018 Festival lineup of nearly 180 films was chosen from a total pool of more than 1,200 submissions. The majority of the films are World, U.S. or Louisiana Premieres.  Included within the official selections are films from across the United States, Canada, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Denmark, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, and Qater.  Filmmakers have been in attendance at the Festival from across the United States, Canada and France.

This year’s “goujon caille” award winners are:

Director’s Choice Award – PATH OF DREAMS / Japan / Dir. Tamara Ruppart (in attendance)

Director's Choice Award - CIRCUIT / Canada, U.S.A. / Dir. Sarah Baril Gaudet (in attendance)

Le Train Bleu Award – ENTRE LE MER ET L’ÉCORCE (BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE    BARK) / Canada / Dir. Mathieu Cyr (in attendance)

Inspiration Award – RIFLES AND ROSARY BEADS / U.S.A. / Dir. Joshua Britt, Neilson Hubbard (in attendance)

Outstanding Acting Award – Miranda Wilson in AN AMERICAN ATTORNEY IN LONDON

Best Narrative Feature – AFTER HOURS TRADING / U.S.A. / Dir. Fredrick Johnson (in attendance)

Best Documentary Feature – GENTLEMEN OF VISION / U.S.A. / Dir. Jim Kirchherr, Frank Popper (in attendance)

Documentary Feature Special Jury Award – MANIC / Canada / Dir. Kalina Bertin

Documentary Feature Special Jury Award – HERMÉNÉGILDE CHIASSON, CONTRAINTS AND BREAK-OFFS / Canada / Dir. Ginette Pellerin (in attendance)

Best Narrative Short – ASYLUM / U.S.A. / Dir. Melinda Raebyne (in attendance)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – AN AMERICAN ATTORNEY IN LONDON / U.K. / Dir. Darrell Alden (with Actress Miranda Wilson in attendance)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – SAUCE À SPAG (SPAGHETTI SAUCE / Canada / Dir. Fanny Lefort (in attendance)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – SEND US SMOKES / Canada / Dir. Michelle Kee (in attendance with Jon Warne and Shane Day)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – PEARLS / Canada / Dir. Shelley Thompson (in attendance)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – LE BAISER (THE KISS) / Canada / Dir. Louise Lamarre (in attendance)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – TIL THE END OF THE WORLD / Japan / Dir. Keishi Suenaga

Narrative Short Special Jury Award – THE GOOD FROM THE BAD / U.S.A. / Dir. Edward Tyndall (in attendance)

Narrative Short Special Jury Award - DRIFTERS:  "WHERE YOU HEADED?" / U.S.A. / Dir. Matthew Dunehoo (in attendance)

Best Documentary Short – LESPOUÈRE (HOPE) / Canada / Dir. Moïse Marcoux-Chabot (in attendance)

Documentary Short Special Jury Award – CHEMINES DE GLACES (ICE PATHS) / Canada / Dir. Claudia Kedney-Bolduc (in attendance)

Documentary Short Special Jury Award – TABLEAU DE PARKTON / Canada / Dir. Julie Frigault (in attendance)

Documentary Short Special Jury Award – LES OUTILES DE MON PÈRE (MY FATHER’S TOOLS) / Canada / Dir. Heather Condo (in attendance with Stephen Jerome)

Best Animated Short – ELIZABETH SEES / Canada / Dir. Val Magarian

Animated Short Special Jury Award – LILY AND THE BABY / Canada / Dir. The Bum Family

Best Experimental Short Robert J. Russett Award – VIRGINITY AND BEYOND / U.S.A. / Dir. Teddy Chang (in attendance)

Experimental Short Special Jury Award – THE BEANING / U.S.A. / Dir. Sean McCoy (in attendance)

Audience Award – LE CHOIX DE THEO (THEO’S CHOICE) / U.S.A. / Dir. Mi KL, Thomas Cauvin (in attendance).

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