Film submissions are now closed for the 12th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival to be held on January 25 - February 1, 2017. Thanks to the hundreds of filmmakers who submitted their films! Official selections will be announced in early December, 2016, and a schedule of films and events will be posted in early January, 2017. Information on festival passes and tickets will be available soon!!!
The 2016 Festival lineup of 198 films was chosen from a pool of over 1,000 submissions and included 27 narrative features, 24 documentary features, 99 narrative shorts, 30 documentary shorts and 18 animated shorts. The vast majory of the films were World, U.S. or Louisiana premieres. Included within the official selections were more than 30 French-language films and 20 films from Japan, as well as films from Nepal, India, Australia, the Dominican Republic, the U.K., Algeria, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Argentina, Canada and France. More than 200 filmmakers, actors, musicians and other industry professionals attended from around the United States and the world, including from Canada, Japan, France, the U.K. and Australia. As Festival Director Rebecca Hudsmith said about our 2016 Festival, "I am so poroud of the quality and breadth of the films screened this year. From the Canadian Yukon to the mountains of Nepal to the streets of Tokyo to the wetlands of Louisiana, these films presented heartfelt stories that entertained us, yes, but they also enriched our lives."