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The New Orleans Film Festival would like to announce the John-Carlo Monti Memorial Award, a first-time award for collaborators in the New Orleans film community in 2021, 2022, and 2023. With those collaborators in mind who, like JC, bring warmth, joy, and energy to every set that they are a part of, regardless of what role they are playing in the production.

Award recipients will be nominated by their fellow crew members in July/August 2021 with the first annual $500 award to be publicly announced at the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival’s Filmmaker Awards Ceremony. 

The award is named for John-Carlo Monti, lovingly referred to as JC by friends. JC’s passing coincided with the New Orleans Film Festival in 2019, and his loss is felt deeply by our filmmaking community. The award highlights his contributions to our community, as well as the role filmmakers like JC play in independent filmmaking. 

JC’s name has rolled in the credits of countless New Orleans Film Festival films in various roles, and his collaborative spirit and enthusiasm highlighted the best of what the New Orleans film community can be. Like so many people in this community, as well as being an invaluable crew member in a variety of different positions, he was an artist in his own right. We hope this award will provide others like JC both an acknowledgment of their contributions as crew members and a validation that will help support their own career ambitions and artistic visions.