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New Orleans Film Society Gala


Held annually in March, the New Orleans Film Society Gala is a party for the books. Named one of New Orleans’ top parties of 2015 by, the event celebrates cinema like never before – craft cocktails, live music, award-winning restaurants, keynote honorees and a live auction add to the unforgettable night.

Each year, the New Orleans Film Society honors a noted figure in the film industry, especially the Louisiana film industry. Past Galas have honored the cast of NCIS New Orleans, Matthew McConaughey – who delivered his famous love letter to New Orleans – John Goodman, and the Beasts of the Southern Wild director, Benh Zeitlin.

The gala is the Film Society’s largest fundraiser and directly supports the work of independent filmmakers with programs such as Cinema Classroom, the Create Louisiana filmmaker program, Emerging Voices mentorship initiative, as well as a Pitch Perfect student competition.

About New Orleans Film Society

New Orleans Film Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 cultural organization dedicated to providing all audiences access to a diversity of local, national, and international film and video. NOFS engages, educates and inspires through the art of film. Founded in 1989, the society has numerous programs and events throughout the year some of which included the French Film Festival, Film-o-Rama, and the New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival. The NOFS also partners with local organizations to present monthly film series at various venues throughout the year, reaching an estimated 20,000 people through its programming.

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New Orleans Film Society

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to promote, nurture, and amplify the diverse voices of filmmakers and to facilitate conversations through film and film-related...