Festival starts in

The 10th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival ended its five-day run in a big way on Sunday with a full day of films at Acadiana Center for the Arts, Celebrity Theaters Broussard and the Lafayette Parish Library South Regional Branch.  An awards ceremony followed the film screenings at AcA along with music by Michael Doucet, Billy Ware and Mitch Reed of the famed, Grammy award-winning band, Beausoleil.  The following winners, all of whom were awarded the coveted "goujon caille" awards by local artist Pat Juneau and his son Andre, were announced at the close of this year's Festival:

 

Director's Choice Special Jury Award - FLUTTER / Austin, Texas / Louisiana Premiere

Le Train Bleu Award - NOMAD'S LAND / Paris, France / Southern U.S. Premiere

Best Narrative Feature - NOCTURNE / Toronoto, Canada / Louisiana Premiere

Narrative Feature Special Jury Mention - SING THE BLUES / Nashville, Tennessee / Louisiana Premiere

Best Documentary Feature - SAMBA & JAZZ / Rio de Janerio, Brazil / Louisiana Premiere

Documentary Feature Special Jury Mention - THE ORPHAN BRIGADE / Nashville, Tennessee / World Premiere and N'KISI CONCORDE / Detroit, Michigan / U.S. Premiere

Best Narrative Short - LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT / United Kingdom / Louisiana Premiere

Narrative Short Special Jury Mention - DU BON USAGE DE L’AMITIÉ (ON THE PROPER USE OF FRIENDSHIP) / Québec, Canada / U.S. Premiere; ZSOFIKA / Québec, Canada / U.S. Premiere; and A CHESS PLAYER / Charlotte, North Carolina / Louisiana Premiere

Best Documentary Short - DONALD, SUCRIER / Québec, Canada / U.S. Premiere

Documentary Short Special Jury Mention - EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAJUN / Québec, Canada / World Premiere 

Inspiration Award - BREAKING IN /  Brooklyn, New York / Louisiana Premiere and VERSUS, UN PROJECT COLLECTIF DE SPIRAFILM (A PROJECT OF THE SPIRAFILM COLLECTIVE) / Québec, Canada / U.S. Premiere 

Best Animated Short - LE PUITS (THE WELL) / Québec, Canada / U.S. Premiere

Animated Short Special Jury Mention - ERRANCE (WANDERING) / Québec, Canada / U.S. Premiere

Audience Award - ONE ARMED MAN / Stone Ridge, New York / Louisiana Premiere and OCEAN POND / Jacksonville, Florida / Louisiana Premiere.

 

Congratulations to everyone and thanks to all of the filmmakers, actors, producers, musicians and guests who traveled to Lafayette to attend the festival from Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Moncton, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Washington, D.C., California, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Shreveport and New Orleans.

 

The 10th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, which will present more than 100 films from around the world, is pleased to announce that this year's Festival will open on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts with the Louisiana Premiere of the mulit-award winning narrative short film ONE ARMED MAN.  

 

The film is based on a play by Horton Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird.  It was directed by Tim Guinee, and stars Charles Haid, Terry Kinney and John Magaro.

 

The film tells the story of a wealthy cotton gin executive who is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of his arm lost in the gin's machinery.  It has received much praise:

 

     "I have been in many of Horton Foote's films, including Tender Mercies, 

        and this film is as well made as any of them."  -- Robert Duvall

 

"Beautifully written, beautifully acted.  It's a stellar piece of work

and people should see it."  -- Matt Damon

 

A GALA PARTY will follow the film at 8:00 p.m., with our visiting filmmakers from around the world. Music will be provided by SWEET CECILIA and food by JOHNSON'S BOUCANIERE.  There will be a cash bar.

 

Tickets are $10.00 PER PERSON and can be purchased IN ADVANCE through EVENTBRITE (see below) or at the door on the night of the event.

 

 

FESTIVAL PASSES ($40.00 for Jan. 22-25, includes all events at Vermilionville and Acadiana Center for the Arts on those dates) can be purchased IN ADVANCE through EVENTBRITE (see below) or at the door of the venue on the date of the events.

 

DAY PASSES ($10.00, includes all events at VERMILIONVILLE on either Jan. 22 or Jan. 23; $20.00, includes all events at AcA on either Jan. 24 or Jan. 25) can be purchased IN ADVANCE through EVENTBRITE (see below) or at the door of the venue on the date of the events.

 

Individual tickets can be purchased at the door of the venue on the day of the film screening or music event.  Film screenings at Pack and Paddle and the Lafayette Public Library South Regional Branch are FREE.  Tickets for film screenings at Celebrity Theater Broussard must be purchased through the theater.  

 

 Purchase Tickets Through Eventbrite 

 

 

 

     "A Reel Good Time." -- Garden and Gun Magazine

     "Among Top 15 Winter Film Festivals in the U.S. "  -- AudNews Magazine 

 

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary in a big way this coming year, presenting more than 100 films from around the world, including U.S., Louisiana and World premieres, at the annual five-day film festival beginning on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, through Sunday, January 25, 2015.
 
Over the last ten years, Cinema on the Bayou has built an international reputation as a filmmaker-friendly destination with large, enthusiastic crowds, and great food, music and fun.
 
Unique among film festivals in the United States, Cinema on the Bayou presents a wide range of French language films through partnerships with the National Film Board of Canada, the Office of the French Consul General in New Orleans, the French Embassy Office of Cultural Services in New York City, Montréal-based film distribution company, Vidéographe, and Withoutabox, the premier international film festival submission service.
 
In addition to the film screenings, the Festival will present workshops, expert panels, live music performances and social events at the following venues: Acadiana Center for the Arts, Vermilionville, Celebrity Theater Broussard, the Lafayette Parish South Regional Branch Library, and Pack and Paddle.  
 
Over 100 filmmakers and actors are expected to attend from around the world, including from Toronto, Montréal, Moncton, Brazil, Paris, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Nashville, London, Chicago, Shreveport and New Orleans.  
 
A complete schedule of events will be posted in early January.
 

 

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, celebrating its Tenth Anniversary, announces its official program selections for COTB 2015, including more than 100 films from around the world.  

 

In addition to the film screenings, the Festival will present workshops, expert panels, nightly parties, and live music performances, including Bas Clas, Isle Dernière, Michael Doucet and Friends and a host of other musicians from Nashville, Austin, Acadiana and New Orleans. More than 100 filmmakers and actors are expected to attend from Montreal, Toronto, Moncton, London, Italy, Brazil, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Nashville, Chicago, Shreveport and New Orleans.  Information on films, events and ticket purchases will be posted in early January. 

 

Official Program selections include:


NARRATIVE FEATURES:

Catalyst, U.S.A. / 82 min, Louisiana Premiere

Tasmanian Tiger, U.S.A. / 81 min, Louisiana Premiere

Know How, U.S.A. / 106 min, Louisiana Premiere

The Age Of Reason, U.S.A, / 93 min, Louisiana Premiere

Our Life In Make Believe, U.S.A. / 96 min, Louisiana Premiere

A Standing Still, U.S.A. / 80 min, Louisiana Premiere

Last Spring Break, U.S.A, / 81 min.

Nocturne, Canada / 117 min, Louisiana Premiere

Sing The Blues, U.S.A. / 61 min, Louisiana Premiere

Flutter , U.S.A. (Texas) / 96 min, Louisiana Premiere

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES:

Samba & Jazz, Brazil / 90 min, Louisiana Premiere

N’Kisi Concorde, U.S.A. / 68 min, U.S. Premiere

Coming Back To The Hoop, U.S.A. / 84 min, Louisiana Premiere

Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying, U.S.A. / 100 min, Louisiana Premiere

Blood, Sweat and Beer, U.S.A. / 71 min, Louisiana Premiere

The Orphan Brigade - Soundtrack To A Ghost Story, U.S.A. / 77 min, World Premiere

We Won’t Bow Down, U.S.A. / 95 min

Nomad’s Land, France / 53 min, Southern U.S. Premiere

Zack and Addie, U.S.A. (Louisiana) / 75 min.

Rhéal Cormier-Toujours plus haut (Always Reach High), Canada (New Brunswick) / 51 min, U.S. Premiere

Québékoisie, Canada (Québec) / 80 min., Louisiana Premiere

Inseguire il vento (Chasing The Wind), Italy / 57 min, U.S. Premiere

 

NARRATIVE SHORTS:

One Armed Man, U.S.A. / 27:04 min, Louisiana Premiere

Cassandra, France / 14:17min

Room 618, U.S.A. (Louisiana) / 15:14 min

A Madárevö (The Birdeatress), Hungary / 10 min, Louisiana Premiere

Four Brothers, Or Three. Wait . . . Three, U.S.A. / 5 min, Louisiana Premiere

A Chess Player, U.S.A. /  23 min, Louisiana Premiere

Cairo Year Zero, Egypt/Greece /  22 min, Louisiana Premiere

The Space Station, U.S.A. (Arkansas)  /  29 min, World Premiere

Righteous, Canada /  11 min, Louisiana Premiere

Destiny Jones, U.S.A. / 16 min, Louisiana Premiere

Sponge, U.S.A. / 8:08 min, Louisiana Premiere

Somebody’s Darling, U.S.A. / 15 min, World Premiere

Ocean Pond, U.S.A. / 24 min, Louisiana Premiere

Breaking In, U.S.A. / 5 min, Louisiana Premiere

Rendez-Vous, U.S.A. (Louisiana) / 12:18 min

The Old Man And the Mountain Lion, U.S.A. / 29 min, Louisiana Premiere

Pigeon, New Zealand / 8 min, U.S. Premiere

Jimmy, Canada (Moncton) / 10 min, U.S. Premiere

Tumble Dry Low, U.S.A. (Texas)  / 7 min, Louisiana Premiere

Showtime, U.S.A. / 6 min, Louisiana Premiere

Lapsus, France / 30 min, Louisiana Premiere

The Pitch, U.S.A. / 24 min, Louisiana Premiere

Jachère (Fallow), Canada (Québec) / 17 min, U.S. Premiere              

Gate, Canada (Québec) / 10 min, U.S. Premiere

Tala, Canada (Québec) / 13 min, Louisiana Premiere

On The Proper Use Of Friendship, Canada(Québec) / 15 min, U.S. Premiere

I Am Not A Great Actor, Canada (Québec) / 20 min, U.S. Premiere

Condominium, Canada (Québec) / 7 min, U.S. Premiere

Swallowed, Canada (Québec) / 18 min, U.S. Premiere

Edges, Canada (Québec) / 16 min, U.S. Premiere

Epicentres, Canada (Québec) / 15 min, U.S. Premiere           

Zsofika, Canada (Québec) / 14:55 min, U.S. Premiere

Secret Agent Jones Takes A Lover, U.S.A. (Louisiana) / 15 min.

Loin (Away), Canada (Québec)  / 10:16 min, U.S. Premiere

Beneath Water, U.S.A. / 15 min, Louisiana Premiere

Love At First Sight, U.K. / 14 min, Louisiana Premiere

A Mile In These Hooves, Canada / 15:12 min, Louisiana Premiere

Gun, U.S.A. / 6:11 min, Louisiana Premiere

Home, U.S.A. / 11 min, Louisiana Premiere

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS:

The Curse and the Symphony, U.S.A. (Texas) / 19 min, Louisiana Premiere             

They Asked Nobody, Canada (Québec) / 10 min., U.S. Premiere

Close, Africa / 13 min, Louisiana Premiere

Dockery & Son, U.S.A. / 13 min, Louisiana Premiere

Everybody Wants To Be A Cajun, Canada (Québec)/U.S.A.  /  23 min.

Herd, Canada/U.S.A. / 11:47 min, Louisiana Premiere

The Soldier’s Journey, Canada (Québec) / 8 min, U.S. Premiere

The First Time, Canada (Québec) / 8 min, U.S. Premiere

Donald, Sucrier, Canada (Québec) / 22 min, U.S. Premiere

Pier (Le), Canada (Québec) / 30 min, U.S. Premiere

Textiles de Cordes, Canada (Québec) / 2 min, U.S. Premiere

Parallel North, Canada (Québec) / 7 min, U.S. Premiere

Sing Pedestrian Sing, Canada (Québec) / 5 min, U.S. Premiere

(Re)Trace, Canada (Québec) / 9 min., U.S. Premiere

Blockbusted, U.S.A. / 5:36 min, Louisiana Premiere

 

ANIMATION SHORTS:

Esbark et le Roi Hot-Dog, Canada (Québec) / 5 min, U.S. Premiere

Lilly’s Big Day, Canada / 5 min, Louisiana Premiere

Coffee And A Bagel, U.S.A. / 5 min, Louisiana Premiere

Wandering, Canada (Québec) / 7 min, U.S. Premiere

Filmmaker (The), Canada (Québec) / 1 min, U.S. Premiere

Blue Marble (The), Canada (Québec) / 7 min, U.S. Premiere

Tiger, Canada (Québec) / 3 min, U.S. Premiere

1000 Plateaus, Canada (Québec) / 4 min, U.S. Premiere

The Well, Canada (Québec) / 12 min, U.S. Premiere.

 

Cinema On The Bayou has been named one of the Top 15 Winter Film Festivals in the U.S. by AudNews, an on-line news magazine for filmmakers and film lovers.  We are listed among such festivals as the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  The listing also includes festivals from Oklahoma, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Massachusetts.   We are proud to represent Louisiana and Lafayette among that number!  Check out all the listings at AudNews.

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