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SOMA Film Festival to Screen “The There” in February 2016

Laurel1 (1)The SOMA Film Festival will screen “The There”, starring Venus Monique and Teresa May Nichta, as an official selection. The fest takes place February 12-14, 2016 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, a beautiful venue in South Orange, New Jersey. “The There” screens during a block of films starting at 12 noon on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

From www.somafilmfestival.com:
“SOMA is short for South Orange and Maplewood, two towns that pride themselves on artistic expression. Resting only 15 miles and a short train ride from New York City, these two communities in Essex County, New Jersey are home to countless actors, actresses, filmmakers, writers, producers, Broadway and entertainment industry professionals. These two unique towns are the perfect place to invite filmmakers into where they can show their work to a highly receptive and responsive audience who both understand and appreciate their creative endeavors.

The overarching mission of the SOMA Film Festival is to introduce unique and innovative films, and filmmakers to the world. It is our belief that film is an essential instrument in life; it can intrigue, challenge, and inspire.”

That’s the theater below.


“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.”

Set Builder Sought for Short Film “The Bing”

I am looking for someone to build a replica of a cell on Texas death row that we can use to shoot a short film that takes place almost entirely within the cell. We plan to shoot “The Bing” later this year, the latest would be November 2015. I would like people to respond with bids for how much it would cost to construct such a set, including materials and labor, and a basic plan for doing it. The film will be shot in Austin, Texas, so you should be local to Austin or able to get here. You can send bids to scottcobb@utexas.edu.

Hughes Unit; Interior; Ad Seg cells.

Hughes Unit; Interior; Ad Seg cells.