16th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

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Dates: January 20, 2021 - January 27, 2021

Recurring: Recurring every week day

YES, the 16th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, an international juried film festival dedicated to presenting narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films and filmmakers with truly original voices, will take place January 20-27, 2021. We are busy screening the many wonderful film submissions we received this year and also planning our schedule of film screenings and events, both virtual and, we hope, in person in a very safe environment.

Please stayed tuned for our entire slate of official selections and information on how we will present COTB 2021 in the time of the pandemic. Nothing will stop the arts!!!

And we will have an awards ceremony for all of the COTB 2021 award winners selected by our judges.

Cinema on the Bayou is unique among film festivals in the United States in that it regularly screens a large number of French-language independent films and presents filmmaker from throughout the Francophone world.  In 2020, the Festival screened nearly 200 films, the vast majority of which were World, U.S. or Louisiana Premieres.  Included among them were more than 60 French language films, as well as films from across the United States, Canada, France, Japan, Australia, the U.K., Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Haiti and Argentina.  More than 200 filmmakers, actors, musicians and other industry professionals attended last year’s Festival from Paris, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Hamburg, Madrid, Sydney, Denmark, Haiti, Los Angeles, New York, Tampa, Memphis, Nashville, Austin, Houston, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, New Mexico, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Kansas City, Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Moncton, Nova Scotia, Quebec City, Montreal, and Gaspesie.