‘Silo’ Takes 1st At Louisiana Film Prize
'Silo', described by writer / director Kyle Clements as 'a bit of a relationship film', is the winner of the 2013 Louisiana Film Prize, capping a festival weekend in downtown Shreveport that brings the top movie a $50,000 grand prize.
The festival, now in its second year, celebrates and encourages films that showcase Shreveport-Bossier, requiring only that they be shot in the area and not be longer than 15 minutes.
The finalists were narrowed down to 20 by a panel of judges in August. Screenings began Friday. The winner was determined by a panel of judges from the film industry and attendee who'd seen all 20 films.
The top five were announced at an awards ceremony at ArtSpace late Sunday morning. Those five were: 'Last Call', 'Lineman', 'Red River Ode', 'Ruby and the Dragon' and 'Silo'.
The five winners also get help with distribution and screenings at other major festivals around the country.