Longleaf 2024: Winners

2024 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 11.  In addition, the two Judges’ Choice films and the Best Student Film, as well as the three celebration and community prizes, also received a cash award.

Overall Awards

Judges’ Choice Winner
Narrative Film
The Problem of the Hero

Judges’ Choice Winner
Documentary Film
Bite of Bénin

African American Cultural Celebration Prize
Duality: A Collection of Afro Indigenous Perspectives

American Indian Heritage Celebration Prize

Latin American Communities Prize

Best Student Film
Running to Remember

Best Movie Poster

Genre Awards

Narrative Feature
Best Drama
Box Brown: A Box Marked Freedom

Narrative Short
Best Sci-Fi
Harlem Fragments

Narrative Short
Best Horror

Narrative Short
Best Comedy
The Four Daniels

Narrative Short
Best Drama
A Date with Death

Narrative Short
Best Fantasy
For the Taking

Animated Film
Best Overall
The Nature of Art

Documentary Feature
Best Overall
Nature’s Wisdom thru Native Eyes
and Bloom (tie)

Documentary Short
Best Overall
Jumping Bean

History+ Film
Best Documentary
Our Movement Starts Here

Student Film
Best Narrative
The Candioti Test

Music Video
Best Overall

Spoken Word Production
Best Overall
60 Second Thoughts: Volume Three

Experimental Film
Best Overall