14th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
Located in the heart of Cajun country, the annual eight-day Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, now in its fourteenth year, is Louisiana's second oldest film festival. Cinema on the Bayou is dedicated to presenting internationally acclaimed narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films and the filmmakers who make them from across the United States and around the world. Each year, Cinema on the Bayou screens some 200 films with as many filmmakers, actors, producers and other industry professionals in attendance for film screenings, expert panel discussions and nightly parties with music by local and regional musicians. The Festival is also unique among film festivals in the U.S. in that it regularly presents a large number of French-language independent films and filmmakers and has become known world-wide as a center of Francophone film in the U.S. The Festival events take place at venues in and around Lafayette, including Cite des Arts, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Vermilionville, the Lafayette Parish Public Library, and Acadiana Cinemas.
Cost: Admission is $5.00 to $15.00 for film screenings and events, except that all film screenings at the Lafayette Public Library are free.
109 Vine Street
Lafayette, LA 70502