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New Orleans Film Festival

  • Presented By New Orleans Film Society
  • Dates 10/16/2019 - 10/23/2019
  • Recurrence Recurring daily
  • Location Contemporary Arts Center
  • Price $9 - $35, depending on the event

2019 New Orleans Film Festival

Get ready to strut the red carpet, pop some popcorn and celebrate all things cinema at the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival.

Festgoers can expect exclusive screenings, receptions and parties, panel discussions and workshops featuring industry leaders, competitions and much more. This year’s New Orleans Film Festival takes place Oct. 16-23 at various locations throughout the city. 

Film Screenings 

The New Orleans Film Festival is celebrating 30 years in a big way. This year’s festival will feature over 200 screenings from a highly diverse group of local, national and even international filmmakers, the coveted screenplay competition and the newly added music initiative.   

Film Fest Screening Categories Include:

Opening + Closing Night Films 

Centerpiece Film 

Narrative Features Competition

Narrative Features Out-Of-Competition

Documentary Features Competition

Documentary Features Out-Of-Competition

Louisiana Features

Narrative Shorts

Episodic Content

Documentary Shorts

Animated Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Louisiana Shorts

Cinema Reset

Music Videos

For a full list of featured films for each category, visit here. The official screening schedule will be announced Sept. 17. 

Screening Venues 

Film Fest screenings and other related events will take place throughout the city at a variety of partner venues. 

The Contemporary Arts Center

The New Orleans Advocate 

The Orpheum Theater 

The Broad Theater 

Prytania Theater 

Film Festival Tickets + Passes 

Attendees can customize their NOFF19 experience with tickets and pricing fit for all. Individual tickets allow for flexibility. Prices can range anywhere between $10-35 on the event. 

NOFF Passes are perfect for those looking to take advantage of all Film Fest offerings.

All-Access Pass 

General - $340

NO Film Society Member - $290

Weekender Pass

General - $195

NO Film Society Member - $170

Six Film Pass 

General - $65

NO Film Society Member - $50

Student Pass 


For more information on pass details or to purchase, visit here.

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Contemporary Arts Center

The CAC is the leading multidisciplinary arts center in the South. From bold experiments in visual arts, photography and sculpture to cutting-edge theatre, music and dance, the CAC is dedicated to the art of our time.