Natchitoches has a long and intimate history with American cinema. The Cane River film festival represents the latest chapter in that history and we are as diverse as the community that we represent.

Our mission is to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative Louisiana student filmmakers and to promote family focused films. We want to share their films with an audience, seek opportunities for distribution and celebrate their achievement in telling their story that they want to tell.

The Cane River film festival is not just a film festival it's an experience.

The Cane River Film Festival gives student filmmakers an opportunity to network with writers and panelist in this fall's lineup making this event more interactive and engaging.
The recipient of the CRFF award:
Some of the prizes include- Final selection in the CRFF lineup. We will also have a plethora of distributors, agents, producers and industry insiders that will attend and participate in the festival excited to meed new faces.

The cane river film award will honor a Louisiana made film from any student filmmaker with a current Louisiana address. Those eligible for entry in the student film category will pay a $20 submission fee.

Rules for submission:
In addition to eligibility requirements listed above, filmmakers must comply with the following submission rules to be considered as a finalist.
* the submitting filmmaker must be a Louisiana film student.
*a completed official entry on must be digitally signed by the filmmaker.
*payment of the non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submission.