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New Orleans Film Society

Support independent cinema in New Orleans and join the New Orleans Film Society today!

Your membership dollars ensure that the finest in independent film finds a home in New Orleans. And we mean a home. Each year, the Film Society brings hundreds of films and filmmakers to the city, providing countless opportunities for audiences to engage with visionary directors, film scholars, and other film lovers.

The New Orleans Film Society is a 501©3 organization and a portion of all membership dues are tax-deductible.

With your support through membership, we are able to fulfill our mission: “To engage, educate, and inspire though the art of film.”

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Call us at (504) 309-6633, or email us

Take Two

$100 (a $1200 value)

  • All the benefits of a Moviegoer membership but for two people (you each receive a card).
  • At this level, your membership dollars help cover the cost of one night’s lodging for a visiting filmmaker.
  • Your donation at this level is $52 tax deductible.

Movie Mogul

$900 (a $2600 value)

  • All the benefits of the Take Two level plus:
  • Free admission to ALL Film Society screenings including NOFF screenings (a $300 value), the French Film Festival (a $150 value), filmOrama (a $150 value), and all year-round screenings at the CAC, Prytania, NOMA, and all other venues (an $800 value)
  • Recognition as Film Society benefactor in the NOFF program guide
  • Reserved seating for all film festivals
  • At this level, your membership dollars help cover the cost of one outdoor screening.
  • Your donation at this level is $502 tax deductible.

Producers Circle

$1500

  • All of the benefits of a Movie Mogul membership, plus the following:
  • Invitations for you and a guest to special Producers Circle-only events. Last year, Producers Circle donors enjoyed VIP tickets to the Beasts of the Southern Wild premiere and a sneak preview screening in a private home theater
  • Visibility on monthly e-newsletters sent by NOFS
  • Visibility on Producers Circle Page on NOFS loop that will run before all NOFS programming
  • Visibility on Producers Circle page in the NOFF Program Guide and on the website
  • At this level, your membership dollars help fund venue rental for one day at a larger theater during the Film Festival.
  • Your donation at this level is $780 tax deductible.

Moviegoer

$60 (a $600 value)

  • Free admission to a special screening every Thursday at Chalmette Movies (a $442 value)
  • Member’s-only discount on tickets to all NOFS events (including NOFF) & on NOFS merchandise (on average, a 20% discount year-round)
  • Free sneak preview tickets to new films at Elmwood, Clearview, Prytania, and Canal Palace (a $100 value)
  • Free admission to regular screenings at the Contemporary Arts Center (a $70 value)
  • Ability to purchase advance tickets for screenings during the New Orleans Film Festival (priceless!)
  • At this level, your membership dollars help pay for the printing of promotional flyers for six months of events.
  • Your donation at this level is $31 tax deductible.

Scene Stealer

$350 (a $1500 value)

  • All the benefits of the Take Two level plus:
  • Two passes to filmOrama at the Prytania Theatre (a $150 value)
  • Two Deluxe Six-Film Passes, each good for six screenings at the NOFF including Opening Night (a $120 value)
  • At this level, your membership dollars help fund buses for 55 students to attend the New Orleans Film Festival.
  • Your donation at this level is $182 tax deductible.

Quarter Century Club

Various levels

We hope you will consider becoming an inaugural member of our Quarter Century Club, a new initiative aimed at celebrating our rich history and launching us into an exciting future. As a supporter at this level, you will lay the foundation for a series of important new projects supporting emerging filmmakers, including a mentorship program for Black directors from Louisiana, education programs for New Orleans public school students, and an initiative to offer grants to local filmmakers.

This new donor circle will help us start a new chapter – one that ensures the film industry continues to generate significant economic impact for the people of New Orleans and Louisiana. We hope you will join us in our work to bring more diverse voices to the screen and to educate young people about the job opportunities within the film industry.

Quarter Century Club Benefits

$25,000 Level
Naming rights on two grants to indigenous filmmakers offered through the Made in LA Grants Program
Visibility on-screen and in print as an inaugural member of the Quarter Century Club
10 All-Access Passes for the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival (October 16-23, 2014)
10 invitations for a special Quarter Century Club pre-NOFF launch party
Year-round reserved seating for all NOFS festivals

$10,000 Level
Presenting rights on one educational screening at the 2014 NOFF (including invitations to attend alongside our young guests!)
Visibility on-screen and in print as an inaugural member of the Quarter Century Club
6 All-Access Passes for the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)
6 invitations for a special Quarter Century Club pre-NOFF launch party
Year-round reserved seating for all NOFS festivals

$5,000 Level
Two invitations to the 2014 Mentorship Program Reception this October
Visibility on-screen and in print as an inaugural member of the Quarter Century Club
4 All-Access Passes for the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)
4 invitations for a special Quarter Century Club pre-NOFF launch party
Year-round reserved seating for all NOFS festivals

$2,500 Level
Enables one additional education screening for 200 students
Visibility on-screen and in print as an inaugural member of the Quarter Century Club
2 All-Access Passes for the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)
2 invitations for a special Quarter Century Club pre-NOFF launch party
Year-round reserved seating for all NOFS festivals

To inquire about the Quarter Century Club, e-mail members@neworleansfilmsociety.org.