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“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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