History & Mission

Our mission is to engage, educate, and inspire through the art of film...

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) was founded in 1989. NOFS’ programming focus is its signature event, the New Orleans Film Festival, which is held each fall. The festival has had particular success in recent years, growing into a major showcase of local, regional, national, and international films and attracting hundreds of filmmakers each year. To provide year-round benefits for local audiences, NOFS also hosts the French Film Festival in the summer and regular screenings and events, attracting thousands to high-quality films around the city.

The New Orleans Film Society is a 501(c )(3) organization and a portion all contributions are tax deductible.