Louisiana has long since been known for it’s rich heritage and storytelling.  From the early Acadian settlers to our French ancestors, the stories of French-speaking Louisiana have reached audiences around the globe, continually evolving and inspiring new generations to embrace this unique culture.

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. 

In continuing this partnership, #CreateLouisiana is excited to announce the 2020/2021 French Culture Film Grant. The 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.


All applications are due APRIL 27, 2020 by 11:59 PM CST.


The 2020 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant is supported by TV5MONDE USA, Cox CommunicationsDeep South Studios, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.






Directors & Producers Syd Horn and Olivia Perillo are the recipients of the 2019 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant for their feature documentary film, Intention.

SYNOPSIS:  Hidden in Cajun Country live angels among us. Committed to intentional artistry, divine healers share their craft, both inspiring ascension and preserving cultural tradition in Southwest Louisiana. A slice-of-life documentary told by women encompasses the profound gradient of cultural heritage existing in this rich region of our world. Exploring language, music, food, faith healing, and art, the directors intend for viewers to consider their personal pursuits of passion in practice. 


The film will premiere at the 2020 New Orleans French Film Festival.