Longleaf 2023: Winners

2023 Longleaf Film Festival award winners announced


The following films were awarded a pottery tile, like those pictured above, at the public Awards Ceremony in Daniels Auditorium on Saturday evening, May 13.  In addition, the two Judges’ Choice films and the Best Student Film, as well as both new Celebration and Community Productions, also received a cash prize.

Overall Awards

Judges’ Choice Winner
Narrative Film

Judges’ Choice Winner
Documentary Film
Jimmy in Saigon

African American Cultural Celebration Prize
The Line Jumper

Latin American Communities Prize
Dear Mom

Best Student Film
How to Survive Your First Date

Best Movie Poster
Road Rage

Genre Awards

Narrative Feature
Best Comedy
Escape! from Long Island

Narrative Short
Best Sci-Fi

Narrative Short
Best Horror
And Away

Narrative Short
Best Comedy
A Twistful of Dollars

Narrative Short
Best Drama
Palm Sunday

Narrative Short
Best Fantasy
Sammy, Without Strings

Animated Film
Best Overall

Documentary Feature
Best Overall
Down River Jordan

Documentary Short
Best Overall
Angel of Alabama

History+ Film
Best Documentary
My Name Is Merle

History+ Film
Best Narrative
My Over There

Student Film
Best Narrative

Music Video
Best Overall
“Ain’t Nobody Sees Them” from Finding Patience, the Musical

Spoken Word Production
Best Overall
60 Second Thoughts: Volume Two

Web Series
Best Web Pilot
Masterpiece, Episode 1: “Overture”

Web Series
Best Web Series
The Cloaked Realm, “Tunnel 23”


Click here for a list of all Longleaf 2023 Official Selection films . . .
Click here to review some special events at Longleaf 2023 . . .