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In 2015 #CreateLouisiana launched its inaugural $50,000 Filmmakers Grant designed to recognize and celebrate the creative industries in Louisiana, including all the burgeoning, indigenous filmmakers that contribute to Louisiana’s vibrant creative economy. 

The film was to be completed within 12 months of receiving the award, with the finished project set to screen at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival. 

36 applications were reviewed by industry professionals with the winning grant recipients being announced at closing night of the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival. 


Director Nailah Jefferson and Producer Jon Wood were the recipients of the 2015 #CreateLouisiana Filmmakers Grant for their short narrative film,“Plaquemines." 


The film premiered at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival
and aired on HBO in Feburary 2018.

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