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See the World Through the Eyes of our Youth at Film Prize Junior

Film Prize Junior, the South’s largest online student film festival, will be kicking off its festival this Thursday, April 15. For 2021, a record number of student filmmakers from all parts of Louisiana submitted. You and everyone else can view and vote for their favorite for free. Starting at midnight on April 15 and running through April 25, head over to to view more than 60 films online. The films are up for Best Film. New for 2021 will be Genre Awards for Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Sci-Fi/Thriller, Best Stop Motion/Animation and Best Documentary PSA. In addition to the new awards, Louisiana Middle Schools entered in Film Prize Junior. They are up for awards for those creative geniuses as well.

Source: Prize Foundation

Congratulations to the winners!


  • Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film – JUNKIES, Airline High School’s Talented Arts Program
    Judges’ Choice Award for Best Short Film – BROKEN BLACK HAT, L.B. Landry Walker High School and The COOL Cooperative


  • Top 5 Films –
  • BROKEN BLACK HAT, L.B. Landry Walker High School and The COOL Cooperative
  • HOLDING BACK, Bonnabel Magnet Academy
  • STRANGE FLOWERS, Caddo Magnet High School
  • RETURNING, New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School
  • DON’T TOUCH MY CROWN, Satellite Center
  • Founder’s Circle Award –
  • ENHANCED, C.E. Byrd High School
  • RERUN, Captain Shreve High School
  • LIFE ISN’T GOOD, Living School
  • TURNING POINT, All That Kreations Homeschool
  • Best Comedy – JUNKIES, Airline High School
  • Best Drama – CHIONE, L.B. Landry Walker High School and The COOL Cooperative
  • Best Sci-Fi/Thriller – DARK, Bossier Parish School for Technology & Innovative Learning
  • Best Stop Motion/Animation – HYPOTHETICALS, Liberty Magnet High School
  • Best Documentary/PSA-(tie) HOLDING BACK, Bonnabel Magnet Academy; IN MY EYES, Bonnabel Magnet Academy


  • Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film – ROYAL REBELS, Southfield School
  • Judges’ Choice Award for Best Short Film – NIGHT OF THE LIVING CHEST HAIR, Caddo Middle Magnet
  • Founder’s Circle Award –
  • CONFETTI, McKinley Middle Magnet
  • I TOLD YOU SO, Neville Junior High School
  • LOCKER 317, Ouachita Junior High School
  • Best Comedy – SNAP HEIST, Livaudais Middle School and The COOL Cooperative
  • Best Drama – CROWN, Broussard Middle School
  • Best Sci-Fi/Thriller – THE NEW KID, McKinley Middle Magnet School
  • Best Stop Motion/Animation – NIGHT OF THE LIVING CHEST HAIR, Caddo Middle Magnet
  • Best Documentary/PSA – NO BAD CHILDREN, Young Audiences Middle School

Over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the top short films. Not only can you vote for the Audience Choice Award, film industry experts will crown an overall Grand Prize Judges’ Choice Winner. Announcement of the winners takes place on Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00pm on the Film Prize Junior’s Facebook page.

Recently, the Prize Foundation partnered with the Louisiana Film Entertainment Association to further educational opportunities for aspiring filmmakers across the state. Look for more info on how you can participate in the coming weeks. Or you can click here to see some basics on how to make a short film.

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