LOUISIANA (press release) – #CreateLouisiana is excited to announce the 2022 French Culture Film Grant. The $25,000 cash grant supports one Louisiana filmmaking team to create a new film (a short scripted film or feature-length documentary) featuring French culture and talent. The winning film will also have its world premiere at the 2023 New Orleans French Film Festival, the 26th edition. It was also announced that TV5MONDE USA – America’s only French language entertainment network – which was instrumental in the creation of the Film Grant in 2017, is continuing its partnership with #CreateLouisiana and has renewed as the initiative’s Lead Sponsor for 2022. 

Remarked TV5MONDE USA CEO Patrice Courtaban, “Everything that the Film Grant represents exactly mirrors the mission of our network in relation to supporting and nurturing French culture and language in both Louisiana and across all of America.  As well, the TV5MONDE USA family takes great pride in our role as Lead Sponsor, helping to provide a platform for these very talented creators.”

Noted #CreateLouisiana Executive Director Julie Bordelon, “The Film Grant would not be possible without support from our lead sponsor TV5MONDE USA.  The network, since the concept of the grant was in its embryonic stages back in 2017, has been unwavering in its commitment to this initiative.”

The #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant champions indigenous talent and celebrates the diverse culture of Louisiana. The grant is an industry-building program that recognizes the creative community and the state’s deep connection to French and Francophone culture. This funding opportunity aids in those creative endeavors by offering the necessary resources for the next generation to tell stories of our past, current and future traditions.

For more information about #CreateLouisiana or to apply for the 2022 French Culture Film Grant, visit www.CreateLouisiana.com.  All applications are due May 14, 2022 by 11:59PM.

The 2022 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant is supported by TV5MONDE USACox CommunicationsDeep South Studios, and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL)