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Considered: NOFF's Audience Awards

After an intense series of screenings, the New Orleans Film Fest is finally over. Last week, the jury prizes were announced, but one final piece of (show) business remained. Last night, the fest released the results of their audience awards.

The Envelope Please

NOFF Announces Award Winners

Hollywood South showed off a little Hollywood West glimmer. After much consideration, the New Orleans Film Festival announced their 2015 award winners today. Claire Carré's Embers took home the coveted jury prize for Narrative Feature and Allen Frederic's The King of New Orleans won the prize for best Louisiana feature.

Cinema File

Film Fest Details Projected

The projectors are getting warmed up, the popcorn is popping, and the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is nearly ready to roll. Today, the NOFF unveiled key details of the fest including their opening and closing films as well as some lagniappe.

Screen Pass: NOFF Lineup Reveal

The Crescent City is still slogging through Hurricane Season, but the fall lineup reveals keep coming. Today, the New Orleans Fim Festival unveiled the roster of feature films set for competition and screening at the 26th annual fest from October 14th through 22nd.

NOFF: Revisiting the Death of Louisiana’s Kingfish in 61 Bullets

“It’s an inherited story,” says Producer Yvonne Boudreaux about the documentary film 61 Bullets. “My great uncle, Dr. Carl Weiss, supposedly, allegedly assassinated Huey P. Long, the Governor and Senator of Louisiana in 1935.”

Today's Events: 4/26/11

April 26, the first demonstration of the Smallpox vaccine (1721), the opening exhibition of Madame Tussaud’s waxwork opens in London (1928), Shostakovich completes his 4th symphony (1936), Arnold Schwarzenegger weds Maria Shriver (1986), the final episode for both ‘Who’s The Boss’ and ‘Growing Pains’ aired their final episode on ABC (1992), the births of Stevie Nicks (1948), Carol Burnett (1933), and Ludwig Wittenstein (1989), and the deaths of John Wilkes Booth (1865), Lucille Ball (1989), and Count Basie (1984). In other news:

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