The New Orleans Film Festival announced its jury winners Sunday, October 16, during an awards ceremony at Gallier Hall, in the presence of 200+ filmmakers with work in the festival. Jury award winners, as well as winners in the technical categories, are listed here:

JURY AWARDS

NARRATIVE FEATURES
Jurors: Kate Hurwitz, Stephanie Northen, Opeyemi Olukemi

Jury Winner: Narrative Feature
Prize: $10,000 camera package sponsored by Panavision + Final Draft 9
The Other Kids (Chris Brown)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Jurors: Sally Berger, Yoruba Richen, Farihah Zaman

Jury Winner: Documentary Feature
Prize: $500 from the New Orleans Film Society + iTunes disribution package from Quiver
Jackson (dir. Maisie Crow)

Special Jury Mention: Louisiana Feature
Shelter (dir. Brent Renaud + Craig Renaud)

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
“Semele” (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
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
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 Mention:
“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)

SPECIAL AWARDS

Tangerine Entertainment “Juice” Award
Prize: $2000, presented Tangerine Entertainment + Women in Film and Television – Louisiana
Jean of the Joneses (dir. Stella Meghie)

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 CineVerse
Hunter (dir. Jane Geisler, DP Alex Payne)