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Louisiana Film Prize Will Award iTunes Distribution & Cash Prizes to Five Short Filmmakers

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! January 15, 2014 at 5:50PM

The Louisiana Film Prize launched its third annual filmmaking competition today, which awards five short filmmakers with cash prizes and distribution through a partnership with Shorts International.
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Last year's Louisiana Film Prize awards.
Last year's Louisiana Film Prize awards.

The Louisiana Film Prize launched its third annual filmmaking competition today, which awards five short filmmakers with cash prizes and distribution through a partnership with Shorts International. This year, the Prize will also give out best actor and best actress honors.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 -- one of the largest cash prizes for a shorts festival -- and the top five filmmakers will receive $3,000 for their submissions. Films must be shot in the Shreveport-Bossier area of Louisiana. The 2014 Louisiana Film Prize jury, a combination of film industry executives, filmmakers, and press, will be announced this spring. 

Last year, the festival drew 86 submissions. The deadline for submissions is July 7. Learn more here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.