An annual eight-day film festival held during the last week in January at various venues in and around Lafayette, Louisiana, the 12th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival will be held on January 25-February 1, 2017.
The Festival will screen nearly 200 films from around the world -- including U.S., Louisiana and World premieres -- with over 200 filmmakers, producers, actors, musicians, distributors, grant source representatives and other industry professionals in attendance from across the United States and Canada, as well as from Japan, Australia, India, the U.K. and France. In addition to the film screenings, the Festival will present expert panel discussions, workshops, filmmaker Q&A's, nightly parties and live music.
The Festival will open on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Acadiana Center for the Arts with the U.S. Premiere of Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart. The film will be followed by a gala reception with French Canadian filmmaker Phil Comeau and Zachary Richard in attendance.
The Festival will continue through Wednesday, February 1, 2017, with films screening at Cite des Arts beginning on Thursday, January 26 through Wednesday, February 1. Films will also screen at Vermilionville Performance Center on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, and at Acadiana Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29. Films will screen for free at the Lafayette Parish Library South Regional Branch on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29.
The Festival will close on Wednesday evening, February 1, 2017, at Acadiana Center for the Arts with the U.S. Premiere of the narrative feature film Tatara Samurai. The evening will end with a closing gala reception with honored guests, Japanese director Yoshinari Nishikori, executive producer Eugene Nomura and actors in the film, as well as a Japanese TV and press crew.
A complete description of the films and schedule of the events will be posted on the Festival website: www.cinemaonthebayou.com.
To register for this event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-cinema-on-the-bayou-film-festival-tickets-30189962992?aff=es2