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The Ilyanica Trilogy

The Ilyanica Trilogy tells the story of two friends, Ilyana and Erica, who met as college students studying in Berlin in 2005 when they are 20. Ilyana offers a last souvenir to Erica on the final day of their study abroad year, sparking a discussion of values and identity with their futures on the line. They meet up again ten years later in Austin, Texas in a drained out pool where Erica seeks to win Ilyana’s renewed companionship by showing her a film she made of an important incident in their lives. Finally, they meet in their 40s in an abandoned prison in Poland where Ilyana has become involved with a group of radicals occupying the site where the U.S. tortured people in the 2000s.

Written and Directed by Scott Cobb. All cinematography by Colemar Nichols.

“Ex Patria” stars Shelby Graham as Ilyana and Rebecca Karpovsky as Erica.

“The There” stars Venus Monique as Ilyana and Teresa May Nichta as Erica.

“Ilyanica” stars Circe Sturm as Ilyana and Cynthia Fray as Erica.

“The There” Selected to Screen at San Antonio Film Festival

SAFILM-2016Laurel-910x500The There, starring Teresa May Nichta and Venus Monique is an Official Selection to the 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival. We play at 3pm, Friday, July 29, 2016 – at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. See the festival schedule.

The San Antonio Film Festival will span seven days from July 25-31. Films will be screened at several locations throughout downtown San Antonio. The main screening location is the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The seven-day cinema event will celebrate selected independent short and feature length films from around the globe.

“We had over 1,000 entrees from the film industry who wanted a slot in our festival. There is two rounds, so the films are seen by several judges around the country through an online submission process”, Executive Director of SAFILM Adam Rocha told La Prensa.













“The There” Screens in Same Block as “Mother’s Day” at SOMA Film Festival

“The There” starring Venus Monique and Teresa May Nichta is in good company at our film block at the SOMA Film Festival. Another film playing during our block starting at noon on Feb 13 is Mother’s Day. It has played at many film festivals and stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter. Actor/Writer Gabriel Furman discusses his short film “Mother’s Day” and how he got Academy Award winner Melissa Leo to star in it.

“The There” Screens Feb. 27 During 8:30 PM Film Block at Texas Independent Film Festival

TIXFF16-laurel-blackThe schedule is posted for the 2016 Texas Independent Film Festival in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M University. “The There” screens in the block of short films starting at 8:30 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Texas Independent Film Festival has partnered up with Aloft Hotels in College Station to reserve a room block for our out of town attendees!

Click here to reserve a room in the festival room block.

For additional information please visit the festival website at www.txindyfilmfest.com or contact the hotel at (979) 704-6400 and mention the Texas Independent Film Festival!




“The There” Screening in College Station at Texas Independent Film Festival 2016

CZE_tHpUsAAMCe2“The There” will screen at the Texas Independent Film Festival 2016 as an official selection. The festival takes place February 26-27 in the Memorial Student Center, College Station, Texas.

The event’s mission is to celebrate the vision and enterprise of some of the world’s finest contemporary independent filmmakers in the great state of Texas.

The annual event is run by Aggie SWAMP (ScreenWriting, Acting, & Movie Production) Club and brings truly independent cinema and film discussion to the Bryan/College Station community, showcasing emerging artists and visions.

“The There” Screens January 23, 2016 at Cinema on the Bayou

6T2C0876_0766_2nd_pic-434x290“The There” screens in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival on Saturday Jan 23 in a block of shorts starting at 8:30 AM at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermillion Street Lafayette, LA 70501. See photo of space to the left. Looks cool! Our film’s page on the festival’s website.

Louisiana is always worth a visit: the food! the people! the culture! the scenery!

The festival organizers Pat Mire and Rebecca Hudsmith have put together a great event! See the full schedule and all the films listed here.

Buy tickets here.


Here is the fill list of films in our block:

Media Reports on 11th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

From The Advocate in Baton Rouge:

The 11th annual Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is set for Jan. 20 though Jan. 27.

Nearly 200 film selections will be presented at various venues in and around Lafayette, including narrative features, documentaries, animated films and shorts.

The festival opens at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette with a screening of “Voyagers Without Trace,” a documentary about a French trio’s three-month journey kayaking white water rivers in the western U.S. in the 1930s and drawing heavily on 16mm film footage the group captured of their trip.

Grégor Trumel, consul general of France in New Orleans, will be the guest of honor at a reception after the screening.

Several workshops and panels are also scheduled, and more than 200 industry professionals are scheduled to attend this year’s event.

For tickets and a detailed schedule, visit www.cinemaonthebayou.com.

From KATC TV in Lafayette:

“The word is out among independent filmmakers that we have a top notch film festival that is very competitive and super fun with great food and music,” says Cinema on the Bayou Film Society President and Artistic Director Pat Mire. “And that means we bring really good films and the filmmakers who make them here to Acadiana each January for the benefit of the community, the culture and the film industry in Louisiana.”

“The There” Accepted to Cinema on the Bayou in Louisiana

304930_10151645483884202_695900128_nTell Lafayette, we are coming and we are bringing The There, starring Teresa May Nichta and Venus Monique, as an Official Selection, to the 11th Annual Cinema on the Bayou in Lafayette, Louisiana Jan 20-27, 2016.

Cinema on the Bayou is listed as one of the Top 15 Winter Film Festivals in the U.S.

To the Cinema on the Bayou @COTBFilmFest , merci pour l’acceptation. Vive la Louisiane!

From their website:

“The 2016 festival lineup was chosen from a total pool of nearly 1,200 submissions, a record number for the festival, and includes 27 narrative features and 25 documentary features, the majority of which are World, U.S. or Louisiana Premieres.  The festival lineup will also include 30 documentary short films, 89 narrative short films and 19 animated short films, the majority of which are also World, U.S. or Louisiana Premieres.  Included within the official selections are 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.

Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country, Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is dedicated to presenting narrative, documentary and animated films and filmmakers with truly original voices in one of the friendliest, most unique cultures in the world.

cotbayoulaurels2016Cinema on the Bayou, Louisiana’s second oldest continuously running film festival, was founded in 2006 in Lafayette, Louisiana, by filmmaker Pat Mire after Hurricane Katrina caused the cancellation of the New Orleans Film Festival in the fall of 2005. Pat was contacted by the National Film Board of Canada, which offered a U.S. premiere of famed Quebecois filmmaker Andre Gladu’s documentary, MAROON, originally scheduled to premiere in New Orleans. Cinema on the Bayou was launched in response, and Gladu and his film opened the inaugural festival, which screened more than 40 films. Pat continues to serve as Artistic Director of the festival.

Since 2006, Cinema on the Bayou has presented hundreds of internationally acclaimed narrative fiction, documentary and animated films, with filmmakers in attendance from across the United States and around the world. The Festival is now unique among film festivals in the U.S. in that it regularly screens a large number of French-language independent films and presents filmmakers from throughout the Francophone world each year here in French Louisiana.”

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