Patron Party + Gala

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The annual Gala and Patron Party celebrates cinema like never before – craft cocktails, gourmet fare, live music, keynote honorees and a live auction add to the unforgettable night. Champagne & Caviar from 7-8p Dinner & Dancing from 8-11p


Hosting a table is a special way to enjoy the Gala with friends or clients while showing your support for the Film Society and our mission: to celebrate the transformative power of film to inspire, delight, and enrich our lives. Table benefits include tickets to the Patron Party + Gala, private table seating and service for you and your guests, and recognition on all Gala online materials. Table Host levels start at $2,500.


Start the night off at the Patron Party with music from renowned New Orleans cellist Helen Gillet, named by Gambit in 2014 as the “Best Female Performer” in the city. Continue to groove at the Gala with multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated producer DJ Mannie Fresh.


Be sure to check out the many different silent auction items, including Jazz Fest tickets, gift certificates to some of the best restaurants in town, Saints game tickets, a custom bespoke suit, and more.


Each year the New Orleans Film Society honors an individual from the film industry that has made a positive impact on film in Louisiana. As 2015’s honoree, Matthew McConaughey accepted the award with an ode to New Orleans. Other past honorees have included the cast of NCIS New Orleans, John Goodman, and Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin. The New Orleans Film Society Celluloid Hero 2017 will be announced soon.


This year’s live auction will be hosted by Mark Romig and will feature several exciting packages, including a 5-night getaway to Perdido Key, Florida; a private movie screening (for 30 people) at the Theatres at Canal Place; a 10-person dinner from chef Justin Devillier; a New Orleans Film Festival VIP package; and a custom bespoke suit from Luca Falcone.


Premiere Gala Sponsor: Solomon Group, #bringingstoriestolife.
Gala Sponsors: Hendrick’s Gin, Magnolia Mansion, The New Orleans Advocate, Tectus Security Services, BondMoroch, Thea Pagel Productions, Cat Entertainment Services
Event Design: Thea Pagel Productions.

Cocktails provided by Glenfiddich Single Malt, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry Rum, & Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. Beer provided by Abita, PRB, & Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Food provided by Altamura, Annunciation, Cajun Caviar, Acme Oyster House, Chais Delachaise, Dat Dog, Galatoire’s, Greek Girls, Rice Pudding, Manhattanjack, The Munch Factory, Southern Hospitality Catering, & St. James Cheese Company