All winners of the Jury Shorts Award in Documentary Short, Narrative Short, and Animated Short are eligible for consideration in the Short Subject category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Jurors: Manuel Betancourt is a film critic and a cultural reporter; Christine Dávila is a Creative Executive at Stage 13, an original digital-first content brand that is part of Warner Bros. Digital Networks; Aisha Harris is a culture writer and editor for Slate and the host the Represent podcast

Prize: $10,000 camera package sponsored by Panavision + Final Draft 9 and Showbiz Budgeting Software

Jury Prize Winner: Victor’s History (dir. Nicholas Chevalier)

Special Jury Award: Rift (dir. Erlingur Thoroddsen)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Jurors: Leslie Fields-Cruz is the Executive Director of the National Black Programming Consortium; PJ Raval, filmmaker; Dolly Turner, producer and one of the founders of the Blackhouse

Prize: $2,500 Music Licensing Credit sponsored by Musicbed, a Samsung 360 camera, and a 2TB hard drive sponsored by CRU, Inc.

Jury Prize Winner: Ask the Sexpert (dir. Vaishali Sinha)

Special Jury Award: Olancho (dir. Chris Valdés and Ted Griswold)

 

BEST LOUISIANA FEATURE

Jurors: Julie Keck, Head of Education and Outreach at Seed&Spark; Anjanette Lavert, journalist and documentary filmmaker; Leah Mahan, filmmaker, and NOFF alum

Prize: $10,000 Camera Package sponsored by Panavision + Final Draft 10 + Showbiz Budgeting Software

Jury Prize Winner: On Our Watch (dir. Jonathan Evans)

Special Jury Award: Woke (dir. Iman Shervington)

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

Jurors: Curran Nault, Artistic Director of OUTsider, an LGBTQIA Multi-Arts festival in Austin, Texas; Kevin Niu, CEO and founder of Urus Entertainment; Ina Pira, film curator at Vimeo

Prize: $2500 in Kodak film stock, a six-month membership to the International Screenwriters Association, Showbiz Budgeting Software, Final Draft 10, and a Vimeo Pro account, in addition to a one-week color grading and sweetening package at Ansgar Media / Village Studios with roundtrip airfare and accommodations included

Jury Prize Winner: “Miss World” (dir. Georgia Fu)

Special Jury Award: “American Dream” (dir. Alexia Oldini)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Jurors: Kristen Fitzpatrick, director of distribution at Women Make Movies; Merrill Sterritt, Head of Audience Strategies & Partnerships at Cinereach; Farihah Zaman, filmmaker and Production Manager for Field of Vision

Prize: 2TB hard drive and a DCP Kit sponsored by CRU, Inc., as well as a Vimeo Pro Account

Jury Prize Winner: “The Rock” (dir. Hamid Jafari)

Special Jury Award: “Commodity City” (dir. Jessica Kingdon)

 

BEST ANIMATION

Jurors: Dustin Woehrmann, owner and creative director at Community; Joi Tribble, lead Short Film Programmer for Sidewalk Film Festival; Tom Brown, filmmaker, and NOFF alum

Prize: One-year license for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and a one-year license for Toon Boom Harmony Premium

Jury Prize Winner: “The Noise of Licking” (dir. Nadja Andrasev)

Special Jury Award: “Summer Camp Island” (dir. Julia Pott)

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
Jurors: Les Duffield, a professor at the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech; Barbara McCullough, a 25-year veteran of the visual effects industry; Jessica Ann Peavy, filmmaker, and visual artist.

Prize: Vimeo Pro account

Jury Prize Winner: “Turtles Are Always Home” (dir. Rawane Nassif)

Special Jury Award: “Memory of August” (dir. Margaret Rorison)

 

BEST LOUISIANA SHORT

Jurors: Angelica Jade Bastién, staff writer for Vulture; Carroll Gelderman, member of the domestic sales team at Cinetic Media; Elise McCave, Director of Narrative Film at Kickstarter

Prize: $10,000 camera rental package sponsored by VER

Jury Prize Winner: “Alone” (dir. Garrett Bradley)

Special Jury Award: “August” (dir. Caitlin Greene)

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Apex Post Award for Best Sound in a Feature Film

Prize: $3500 in sound services from APEX Post

Winner: Rift (dir. Erlingur Thoroddsen)

 

Cinematography Award: Louisiana Narrative Feature

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

Winner: Hate Crime (cinematographer: Jon Philion)

 

Cinematography Award: Louisiana Narrative Short

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

Winner: “Tourist” (cinematographer: Justin Zweifach)

 

#CreateLouisiana Tribeca Film Institute Travel Grant

Prize: $1250 to offset travel costs for attending TFI Network

Winner: #streetpunksofyangon | Maja Holzinger, Yamil Rodriguez, Zuzanna Borucka

 

Best Narrative Feature

Victor’s History

dir. Nicholas Chevalier

 

 

 

Best Documentary Feature

Ask the Sexpert

dir. Vaishali Sinha

 

 

 

Best Louisiana Feature

On Our Watch

dir. Jonathan Evans

 

 

 

Best Narrative Short

Miss World

dir. Georgia Fu

 

 

 

Best Documentary Short

The Rock

dir. Hamid Jafari

 

 

 

Best Animated Short

The Noise of Licking

dir. Nadja Andrasev

 

 

 

Best Experimental Short

Turtles Are Always Home

dir. Rawane Nassif

 

 

 

Best Louisiana Short

Alone

dir. Garrett Bradley

Audience Award: Spotlight Film

Mudbound

dir. Dee Rees

 

Audience Award: Narrative Feature

Sambá

dir. Laura Amelia Guzman + Israel Cardenas

 

Audience Award: Documentary Feature

Dolores

dir. Peter Bratt

 

Audience Award: Animated Short

Summer Camp Island

dir. Julia Pott

 

Audience Award: Narrative Short

Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux

dir. Josza Anjembe

 

Audience Award: Documentary Short

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban

dir. Ora DeKornfeld

 

Audience Award: Experimental Short

Ok, Call Me Back

dir. Emily Ann Hoffman

 

Audience Award: Louisiana Feature

Do U Want It?

dir. Josh Freund + Sam Radutzky

 

Audience Award: Louisiana Short (three-way tie)

Hotel Al

dir. Colleen Keeley

Nicabob

dir. Daneeta Loretta Jackson + Patrick Jackson

Station 15

dir. Kira Akerman