27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival announces winners!

October 16, 2016 | Updated: 3:41 p.m., October 20, 2016

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Filmmakers from as far as Brazil to France arrived at Gallier Hall Sunday morning to see if their film won an award at the New Orleans Film Festival.

Each year the NOFF gives awards to films in seven different categories.

In 2015 the total value was over $80,000 in camera packages, film stock, cash prizes, and software.

 

JURY AWARDS

NARRATIVE FEATURES

Jurors: Kate Hurwitz, Stephanie Northen, Opeyemi Olukemi

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Jury Winner: Narrative Feature

Prize: $10,000 camera package sponsored by Panavision + Final Draft 9

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The Other Kids (dir. Chris Brown)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Jurors: Sally Berger, Yoruba Richen, Farihah Zaman

 

Jury Winner: Documentary Feature

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Prize: $500 from the New Orleans Film Society + iTunes distribution package from Quiver

Jackson (dir. Maisie Crow)

 

Special Jury Mention: Documentary Feature

Shelter (dir. Brent Renaud + Craig Renaud)

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NARRATIVE SHORTS

Jurors: Penelope Bartlett, Amanda Salazar, Angel Kristi Williams

Special Jury Award: Narrative Short

“Black Head Cow” (dir. Elizabeth Nichols)

Special Jury Award: Narrative Short

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“Semele” (dir. Myrsini Aristidou)

Jury Winner: Narrative Short

Prize: $2,500 in film stock from Kodak + one week color grading and sweetening package at Ansgar Media Village Studios, with round-trip airfare and accommodations ($40,000) + Final Draft 9 + Vimeo Pro account

“The Wait” (dir. Juan Pablo González)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

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Jurors: Mridu Chandra, Lisa Kjerulff, Denae Peters

Jury Winner: Documentary Short

Prize: $500 from the New Orleans Film Society + Vimeo Pro account

“Irregulars” (dir. Fabio Palmieri)

ANIMATION

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Jurors: Thalia Lane, Leslie Iwerks, Asha Phelps

 

Special Jury Award: Animation

“Scent of Geranium” (dir. Naghmeh Farzaneh)

Helen Hill Jury Award for Animation

Prize: Toon Boom Storyboard Pro (one year license), Toon Boom Harmony Premium (one year license) + Final Draft 9

“Circles” (dir. Uri Lotoan + Yoav Shtibelman)

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
Jurors: Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell, Maaike Gouwenberg, Rachel Lin Weaver

Jury Winner: Experimental Short

Prize: $250 from the New Orleans Film Society and Vimeo Pro Account

“This Is Yates” (dir. Joshua Yates)

Special Jury Award: Experimental Short

“An Ecstatic Experience” (dir. Ja’Tovia Gary)

LOUISIANA SHORTS

Jurors: Meredith Alloway, Erica Anderson, and Lisa Landi

Special Jury Mention: Louisiana Narrative Short

“Jonah Stands Up” (dir. Hannah Engelson)

Jury Winner: Louisiana Short

Prize: $10,000 Post-Production Package from Digital FX + Final Draft 9

“These Wild Things” (dir. Samantha Smith)

LOUISIANA FEATURE

Jurors: Conni Castille, Lauren Domino, Rachel Raney

 

Jury Winner: Louisiana Feature

Prize: $10,000 Camera Package sponsored by Panavision + Final Draft 9

Five Awake (dir. Donna Dees, Susan Willis)
TECHNICAL AWARDS

Apex Post Award for Best Sound in a Louisiana Film

Prize: $2500 in sound services from APEX Post

“Splitting Maul” (dir. Trenton Mynatt)

Apex Post Special Mention for Best Sound in a Louisiana Film

Prize: $1000 in sound services from APEX Post

“Black Majick” (dir. Terrence Jones)

Cinematography Award: Louisiana Narrative Feature

Prize: $10,000 camera package from VER Camera New Orleans

A Quiet Storm (dir. Jason Affolder, DP Jake Springfield)

Cinematography Award: Louisiana Narrative Short

Prize: $10,000 camera package from VER Camera New Orleans

“Hunter” (dir. Jane Geisler, DP Alex Payne)