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. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival, which has grown into a major showcase of local, regional, national, and international films. In addition to the annual Film Festival each fall, the NOFS hosts special events throughout the year: the French Film Festival, filmOrama, Moonlight Movies, the New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival, and other events designed to benefit local film audiences, artists, and professionals. The NOFS also partners with local organizations to present monthly film series at the Contemporary Arts Center, Chalmette Movies, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, to name a few. Throughout the year, the NOFS reaches approximately 32,000+ people through its programming.

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