Announcement of the winner of the #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant 2021

The 2021 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant winner, Film Quest, will premiere at the New Orleans French Film Festival on Saturday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Prytania Theater. The narrative short will also air on TV5MONDE USA on Thursday, March 17 at 9:50 p.m. ET.

The #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant is a unique opportunity for Louisiana filmmakers and is designed to support thoughtful new film that showcases Francophone culture and talent. Among three finalists, the French Culture Film Grant committee selected Film Quest, a short narrative film, entirely produced in French, which tells the story of a son obsessed with superheroes who tries to win a film festival, in a last ditch effort to save her dad from certain death. Film Quest was written and directed by Skyler Stroup and produced by Samuel Craft and We Foundation, Inc/Scott Tilton.

The #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant 2021 was supported by TV5MONDE USA, Cox Communications, Deep South Studios, and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). The funding opportunity aims to champion Indigenous filmmaking talent and celebrate Louisiana’s cultural diversity.

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#CreateLouisiana champions Southern talent in the film and media space, supports the entertainment industries that are integral to the region, and fosters a sustainable creative economy for a local cultural workforce. Through grantmaking, development programs, educational initiatives, mentorship opportunities, and social media, #CreateLouisiana grows our state’s vibrant creative industries and enriches our region’s visionary filmmakers. For more information, visit

TV5MONDE is the global French-language entertainment network, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without commercial interruption. TV5MONDE USA is a premium pay-TV channel reaching 1.5 million viewers in the United States and has been broadcast on COX in Louisiana since 2001. American viewers enjoy a wealth of high-quality French language programming, subtitled in English, including up to 300 classics, recent and unreleased French films in the United States, 24-hour TV news live from Paris, the latest television series and dramas, premium documentaries, cultural programs and international sports coverage . Subscribers also have access to TV5MONDEplus, a French-language platform with thousands of titles available on demand.

Helen D. Jessen