Your votes have been tallied and we’re excited to announce the winners of the 34th New Orleans Film Festival Audience Awards.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers who joined the festival this year, and thank you to all of our attendees for voting!

See the Jury Award Winners.

NOFF2023 Audience Awards

Documentary Feature

Commuted, dir. Nailah Jefferson

Narrative Feature

Mountains, dir. Monica Sorelle

Documentary Spotlight

Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, dir. Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz

Narrative Spotlight

American Fiction, dir. Cord Jefferson

Louisiana Documentary Feature

Commuted, dir. Nailah Jefferson

Louisiana Narrative Feature

Off Ramp, dir. Nathan Tape

Documentary Short – TIE!

Echoes of the Rio, dir. Jackie Barragan

Friday Night Blind, dir. Scott Krahn

Narrative Short

KONPA, dir. Al’Ikens Plancher

Louisiana Documentary Short

South Body, dir. Luke Harris

Louisiana Narrative Short

Mama Love, dir. Mary McDade

Animated Short

Boat People, dir. Thao Lam and Kjell Boersma

Experimental Short – TIE!

Beneath the Concrete, the Forest, dir. Lev Omelchenko

Mooncake, dir. Rraine Hanson