For its 30th anniversary, New Orleans Film Festival will showcase a slate of 232 films and close with Harriet biopic, with award-winning Burning Cane by 19-year-old Phillip Youmans as Centerpiece.
New Orleans Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: New Orleans Film Festival
WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana
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.”
BUCKJUMPING Documentary on Dance Culture in New Orleans Premiered at New Orleans Film Festival [Trailer]
The City of New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell was in the audience on Sunday, October 21st at the Orpheum Theater to attend the 29th New Orleans Film Festival for the World Premiere of “Buckjumping“,
The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) revealed one more Centerpiece Film: Roma from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, and five new titles from its Spotlight Films lineup for the upcoming 29th edition
The New Orleans Film Festival selected the 28 finalists of its inaugural Screenplay Competition, from over 700 submissions, in Feature, Short, Episodic and Louisiana Screenplay categories.
The documentary A Tuba to Cuba which follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots to the shores of Cuba will be the Closing Night film of the 29th New Orleans Film Festival.
Indie Films THE FLORIDA PROJECT to Open and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME to Close 2017 New Orleans Film Festival
Lauded for its artistry and authenticity, The Florida Project starring Willem Dafoe will open the 28th New Orleans Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival Debuts “Change Makers” Strand – Featuring Stories of Social Activism and Advocacy
The 2017 New Orleans Film Festival will debut a new strand, titled “Change Makers” that brings to the forefront stories of social activism and advocacy.
The 2017 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) selected the Louisiana-shot Mudbound, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year as the Centerpiece Film; and announced the competition lineup.
The New Orleans Film Festival announced its jury winners, and The Other Kids directed by Chris Brown won the award for Best Narrative Feature
The 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival will open with Rob Reiner’s, LBJ, which will screen at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, October 12.
The 27th New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 12 to 20, 2016, unveiled the documentary, narrative and Louisiana feature competition lineup and official program artwork.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.