From the early explorers to the dancehalls of Acadiana, the stories of French-speaking Louisiana have reached audiences around the globe, continually evolving and inspiring new generations to embrace this unique relationship.
In 2017, #CreateLouisiana launched a new partnership to showcase the state’s deep connection to French and Francophone culture. With support from lead sponsor TV5MONDE USA, the #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant was born (more below on the inaugural grantee).
One year later, #CreateLouisiana is excited to launch the 2018 French Culture Film Grant. The $30,000 cash grant supports one Louisiana filmmaking team to create a groundbreaking new film (a short scripted film or feature-length documentary) featuring French culture and talent.
All applications for the 2018 #Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant are due May 1, 2018, by 11:59 PM CST.
The film will be completed by February 2019, with the finished project set to screen at the 2019 New Orleans French Film Festival. Go to createlouisiana.com to apply! #tv5mondeusa #coxcommunications #deepsouthstudios #createlouisiana #louisianaendowmentforthehumanities #neworleansfilmfestival ... See MoreSee Less
Check out this film at the LIFF! “FAIL STATE” Dir: Alexander Shebanow, Premiering April 18th @ 7:30pm “In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, uncovering their Wall Street backing and incestuous relationship with the regulators and lawmakers charged with overseeing them.” For a schedule of films, go to www.lifilmfest.org #LIFF #LouisianaInternationalFilmFestival #FailState ... See MoreSee Less
The Roy W. Dean Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society. Grant is open to documentaries, short films, features, and web series. All applicants receive a free consultation on their project
Congratulations to “One Nation Under God”, produced by local filmmakers in Baton Rouge, for its nomination for Best Picture Feature Film and Best Director For a Feature Film by the International Christian Film and Music Festival. #filmbatonrouge #internationalchristianfilmfestival #allyouimaginedandmore ... See MoreSee Less