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.”