'The Man From Mars' wins Louisiana Film Prize

'The Man From Mars' wins Louisiana Film Prize

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The movie "The Man From Mars" has been selected as the 2016 Louisiana Film Prize winner.

The movie was picked by as the best film and earned a cool $50,000.

Film festival participants and a panel of secret judges voted on the top films.

Voters had to watch all 21 films before voting. The films were no less than 5 minutes and no more than 15 minutes.

KSLA News 12 was told the festival sold a record number of tickets this year. They reportedly stopped sales around 3,400 tickets.

The contest invited filmmakers from across the country to shoot a short film in Shreveport and Bossier City, for the chance to win the $50,000. This is believed to be one of the largest cash prizes for a short film in the world.

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