New Orleans Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: New Orleans Film Festival
SINCE: 1989
WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana
WEBSITE: www.neworleansfilmfestival.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, the Oscar®-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival has firmly established itself on the regional film fest circuit as one of the most reputable in the country. It was named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in their 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions, and it was also named by Premium Beat as one of the “Fifteen Fests You Should Enter.”

BORN TO BE BLUE

2015 New Orleans Film Festival to Open with Ethan Hawke’s BLUE and Close with BROOKLYN

The 2015 New Orleans Film Festival will open with Born to Be Blue (pictured above), the biopic on jazz legend Chet Baker starring Ethan Hawke, fresh from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and closing the festival is the 1950s Irish immigration story, Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan. The festival also announced its featured Centerpiece film, I Saw the Light, and its eight Spotlight films, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Carol, Legend, Miss you […]

24 Feature Films Selected for 26th New Orleans Film Festival Competition Lineup

24 Feature Films Selected for 26th New Orleans Film Festival Competition Lineup

The 26th New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 14 to 22, 2015,  revealed the 24 feature films selected for competition: eight films in the Narrative Films in Competition category, seven films in the Documentary Films in Competition category and nine films in the Louisiana Features category. NARRATIVE FEATURES (IN COMPETITION) “Cover Me” (dir. Garrett Bradley | USA | 2015 | 60 min. | Louisiana Premiere) A young musician grapples with isolation in a changing landscape as […]

“VISITORS” “MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM” Among New Films Added to 2013 New Orleans Film Festival

“VISITORS” “MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM” Among New Films Added to 2013 New Orleans Film Festival

 MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

New Orleans Film Festival has added 5 more films to the 2013 lineup including the US premiere of the new film VISITORS from acclaimed director Godfrey Reggio. Other new films include NEBRASKA, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, and KILL YOUR DARLINGS. The 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival will take place October 10-17, 2013.

12 Films to Compete in 2013 New Orleans Film Festival; Incl. FOREV, SEARCHING FOR BILL

12 Films to Compete in 2013 New Orleans Film Festival; Incl. FOREV, SEARCHING FOR BILL

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The 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival, taking place at venues across New Orleans October 10th- October 17th, 2013, announced the Narrative and Documentary Competition feature film selections that will compete for the grand jury prize.  The twelve competing films include five world premieres and three U.S. premieres. The rest are Southern premieres. Several of the films have connections to Louisiana: Molly Green (one of the two directors of FOREV) is a New Orleans native; THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY is about marching bands in New Orleans; a significant portion of SEARCHING FOR BILL was filmed in Southern Louisiana; and Zack Godshall, a previous winner of the Louisiana Filmmaker of the Year award, is a Louisiana resident and his film profiles the coastal Louisiana town of Leeville.

“12 YEARS A SLAVE” to Open, “BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER” to Close 2013 New Orleans Film Festival

“12 YEARS A SLAVE” to Open, “BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER” to Close 2013 New Orleans Film Festival

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Steve McQueen’s “12 YEARS A SLAVE” will open, and and New Orleans filmmaker Lily Keber’s “BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER” will close the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival. “Both of the films were produced in New Orleans and represent the burgeoning film scene in the city,” says Jolene Pinder, Executive Director of the New Orleans Film Society.