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18th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Festival - Jan. 25 - Feb. 1, 2023

D.Sanda 2018

The eight-day international, juried 18th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival will be held in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana from January 25 - February 1, 2023, and will include more than 175 Official Selection films. For complete information on selected films, schedules of film screenings in person and virtually, and Festival passes and tickets, visit the Cinema on the Bayou at

In celebration of the Lafayette Parish Bicentennial, the festival kicks off on Wednesday, January 25th with the World Premiere screening of the documentary film, THE RAGIN’ 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Cité des Arts, 109 Rue Vine, Lafayette, Louisiana. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nic Campbell and a gala reception honoring the members of the record-setting University of Louisiana National Olympic Weightlifting Teams.