It’s a lot of money, especially for anyone toiling in the realm of short films shot in the qualifying region of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. Now, thanks to a panel of judges that included Movie City News’ Kim Voynar, EW‘s James Hibberd and USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Tara MacPherson, a lucky trio of filmmakers are $50,000 richer.

Thomas Woodruff, Noah Scruggs and Chris Armand¬†(pictured, above) won the grand prize for their short Western¬†The Legend of Luther Anderson. The film was was one of more than 80 entries and 20 finalists at the inaugural Louisiana Film Prize Festival Weekend (October 5-7). From today’s announcement:

The Legend of Luther Anderson is a Western comedy about a set of boots that transforms Luther Anderson, a meek cowboy, into a hero and an instant legend. As Luther blazes a trail across the frontier, his evil nemesis is in hot pursuit after the magical cowboy boots. In the end, the two men stand tall in a showdown to the death.

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