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Congrats to the Film Prize Junior Winners!

After a record breaking month of voting and student submissions. The winners of Film Prize Junior were announced recently. Fifteen schools from across the state of Louisiana submitted 24 films with people from across the country watching and voting for their favorite. All photos courtesy: Film Prize Foundation

Short Film Winners

Audience Award for Best Short Film

($2,500 equipment grant to students’ educational institution, $500 to celebrate the students’ achievement, $500 to the faculty sponsor)

Film Prize Junior winners

FACE THE MELODY, Mount Carmel High School (New Orleans)


Judges’ Award for Best Short Film

($2,500 equipment grant to students’ educational institution, $500 to celebrate the students’ achievement, $500 to the faculty sponsor)

BREAKING IN THE SILENCE, Parkway High School (Bossier City)


Founder’s Circle Award ($250 grant to school)

STARDUST, Capt. Shreve High School (Shreveport)


Founder’s Circle Award ($250 grant to school)

THE ASSET, St. Louis Catholic High School (Lake Charles)


The Harry V. Booth – Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court Award (TIE) ($250 scholarship)

Film Prize Junior winners

RED CHRISTMAS, C.E. Byrd High School (Shreveport) and BROKEN: A STORY OF SUICIDE PREVENTION, McKinley Senior High School (Baton Rouge)


PSA Winners

In addition to the Film Prize Junior winners, sponsored awards were handed out to four high schools who created incredible PSAs for Shreveport Green (spotlighting litter reduction) and AEP SWEPCO (energy efficiency).

Shreveport Green Litter Free PSA Audience Award ($500) – Media Studies Students, Booker T. Washington High School (Shreveport)
Shreveport Green Litter Free PSA Judges’ Award ($500) – Dejah Wilbert, Capt. Shreve High School (Shreveport)

Film Prize Junior winners
SWEPCO Energy Efficiency PSA Audience Award ($500) – Joe To, Caddo Magnet High School (Shreveport)
SWEPCO Energy Efficiency PSA Judges’ Award ($500) – Paul Tibbets, Parkway High School (Bossier City)


Film Prize Junior is the high school version of the Film Prize Foundation’s flagship festival, Louisiana Film Prize. It is open to high school students aged 14-18 across the state of Louisiana. The  competition was created by Tobias Kallenberg, son of Film Prize creator Gregory Kallenberg, and aims to incentivize students to become engaged in a collaborative, multidisciplinary art form of film making and creative entrepreneurship.

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