La International Film Fest returns to Baton Rouge

Published: Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - The Louisiana International Film Festival will return to Baton Rouge in May but not to New Orleans.
Organizers decided to center all activities for the festival's sophomore year in the state's capital city. LIFF executive director Chesley Heymsfield hopes the switch to hosting the event entirely in Baton Rouge will help festival-goers attend more activities and make tickets an easier sell to those flying in from out-of-state. Times Picayune reports the next edition of the festival is scheduled for May 8 through May 11. All films will be screened at Cinemark Perkins Rowe.
The full list of films and activities has yet to be announced, but Heymsfield says each night will feature a gala-style screening of Louisiana- or world premieres and other screenings throughout the day.

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