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Louisiana Film Fest: ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ Take Honors

Louisiana Film Fest: 'What We Do in the Shadows,' 'I'll See You in My Dreams' Take Honors

The 3rd annual Louisiana Film Festival wrapped in Baton Rouge this week, after opening with Paul Feig’s “Spy” and closing with Sundance winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” Several popular 2015 indies, and LIFF premiere “Frankenstein,” took prizes, as did New Orleans documentary “Big Charity.”

This year, the fest also programmed Sundance winner “Cartel Land” and other acclaimed docs “City of Gold,” “Best of Enemies,” “Tab Hunter Confidential” and more. Louisiana hosted international arthouse sensations “The Tribe,” “Eden,” “Breathe,” “Eden,” “Timbuktu,” “Manglehorn,” Godard’s “Goodbye to Language 3D” and more. The highly anticipated “Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet” also made its Louisiana premiere.

Double winner “I’ll See You in My Dreams” opens this Friday in select cities, and vampire mock-doc “What We Do in the Shadows” is still playing US arthouses. Here’s the full list of winners.

READ MORE: Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott Play 70ish Leads in “I’ll See You in My Dreams”

Best Film – Audience Award
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Directors: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Best Actor
Xavier Samuel – FRANKENSTEIN
Director: Bernard Rose

Best Actress
Blythe Danner – I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
Director: Brett Haley

Best Director
Brett Haley – I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Best Documentary
BIG CHARITY
Director: Alexander Glustrom
Producer: Catherine Rierson

Best International Short Film

RAG DOLL
Director: Zena Dell Lowe
–Tied With–
ALONE IN THE DUST

Director: Brandon Kapelow

Best Louisiana Short Film
MADELINE’S OIL
Director: Caleb Michaelson
Producer: Jency Griffin Hogan

Best Cinematographer

Valentina Caniglia – MADELINE’S OIL

Career Achievement Award
Sally Kirkland
For Her Amazing Contribution of Portraying Powerful Women In Cinema

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