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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.


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