We are thrilled to announce The 30th New Orleans Film Festival Audience Award Winners! Congratulations to all award winning filmmakers and thanks to our audience for submitting their votes after each screening. Here is the list of winners:

Category Winner Director
Spotlight Film Just Mercy Destin Daniel Cretton
Narrative Feature Straight Up James Sweeney
Documentary Feature Gay Chorus Deep South David Charles Rodrigues
Louisiana Feature Mossville Alexander Glustrom
Narrative Short – tie Balloon Jeremy Merrifield
Narrative Short – tie T Keisha Rae Witherspoon
Documentary Short – tie Tutwiler Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Documentary Short – tie Bodies Like Oceans Kat Cory
Animated Short Guaxuma Nara Normande
Music Video Due West Cara Stricker and Mindy Le Brock
Louisiana Short Date Movie Sasha Solodukhina and Emily MacKenzie
Experimental Short Mudanza Contemporanea Teo Guillem
Original Series King Ester Dui Jarrod

See all Jury Award Winners on this page.