Check Out The New Orleans Film Festival



The festival is one of the largest of its kind in the southeast. It takes place in various venues throughout the city, where you can hear filmmaker pitches, attend parties, and of course, see fresh, new films. Mingle with filmmakers and fellow movie lovers, and engage in talkback sessions following the screenings. You can also catch most of the lineup virtually between November 3rd and 13th.


The festival features over 500 filmmakers and gives out prizes worth over $150,000. Over 73% of the films are from directors of color, and 64% are from women and gender non-conforming directors. Overall, the filmmakers represent 24 nationalities.

How Do I Attend the New Orleans Film Festival?

You have lots of options if you want to experience the festival. You can opt for single or multi-film tickets or an all-access pass for non-stop movie magic. In-person screenings cost $15, and a 6-film pass runs $80. 


All-access passes cost $330 and include priority admission to every screening, panel, and event during the fest. You’ll also get access to the virtual screenings through the 13th and entry to exclusive parties. You'll enjoy discounted prices if you’re a member of the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS).


Virtual passes are also available for $100 to $150 and grant access to virtual screenings between November 3rd and 13th. 

Where Will the New Orleans Film Festival Be?

The festival occurs across multiple venues:


  • The Broad Theater -- 636 North Broad Street in the Tremé

  • The Broadside -- 600 North Broad Street in the Tremé

  • The Prytania Theatre -- 5339 Prytania Street, Uptown

  • The New Orleans Jazz Market -- 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in Central City

  • Second Line Stages: Stage 4 -- 718 Richard Street, Lower Garden District

  • Second Line Stages: Fotokem Theater and Conference Room -- 800 Richard Street, Lower Garden District

What Movies Can I See at the New Orleans Film Festival?

The festival programmers received over 3,600 film submissions for the 33rd annual festival from 103 countries. They ultimately selected 138 films with a diverse grouping of directors and global perspectives. 

You’ll see films from various genres, including documentaries, animated shorts, narrative features, LGBTQ+, and many more. Some films are as short as two or three minutes, while others are two hours. A few of the titles are:

  • The Inspection (opening night Film)

  • Me Little Me

  • Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues

  • Last Dance

  • In the Bones

  • Hollow Tree

  • Outta the Muck

  • Women Talking

  • It Runs in the Family

  • Music Pictures: New Orleans (Closing Night Film)

You can find a complete line-up and film schedule here

In Between Films

In between films, hobnob with leaders in the industry and up-and-coming talent. You can also explore the rest of what the city has to offer, from fantastic food to antique shops, museums, and more. 

For more information, check out the film festival’s website. Also, make sure to stay in the center of the movie magic by booking your stay in a charming hotel like St. James New Orleans.