Longleaf 2021: Winners

Raleigh news anchor Bill Young, CBS17-News, hosted Longleaf's annual awards ceremony in 2021    Asheville potter Andrea Freeman handcrafted award tiles for Longleaf Film Festival in 2019 2020 and 2021


The following films were awarded a ceramic tile (like the one pictured on this page)—handcrafted by Asheville potter Andrea Freeman (above, right; image courtesy Rachel Pressley, Asheville Made)—during a live-stream announcement on Friday evening, April 30 (click image on left to watch the program).  The four overall award-winning films also received a cash prize:


Overall Awards

Judges’ Choice Winner
Narrative Film

Judges’ Choice Winner
Documentary Film
The Passing On

Best Student Film
75° West

Best Film Poster
From Here

Genre Awards

Animated Film
Best Overall
In Our Nature

Music Video
Best Overall

Best Spoken Word Production
Dulce et Decorum Est

Narrative Feature
Best Drama
Panda Bear It

Narrative Short
Best Comedy
Love’s a Mess

Narrative Short
Best Drama

Narrative Short
Best Horror

Narrative Short
Best Sci-Fi
The Black Baptism

Student Film
Best Narrative
2,190 Miles

Student Film
Best Documentary
Stir the Pot

Documentary Feature
Best Overall
Theirs Is the Kingdom

Documentary Short
Best Overall

History+ Film
Best Documentary
Remembering Willie Earle


CBS17, WNCN-TV, morning news anchor Bill Young served as emcee for the Longleaf Film Festival 2020 awards program.We wish to extend special thank-yous to CBS17 News, WNCN-TV, Longleaf media sponsor for the second year, and to the station’s morning news anchor, Bill Young, our emcee for this program, also for the second year in a row.


Click here to watch the video of the Awards live-stream–see clips and more!


Click here for a general summary of Longleaf 2021.
Click here for a list of all Longleaf 2021 Official Selection films.
Click here to see a list of virtual events held for Longleaf 2021.
Click here to see which films were “screened” as part of our
One Last (Virtual) Viewing Event.

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