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New Orleans Film Society

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

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) was founded in 1989. 2013 marks the 24th 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, Film-o-Rama, 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, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Ashe Cultural Arts Center. 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.

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Our Staff

Executive Director
Jolene Pinder

Artistic Director
John Desplas

Program Director
Clint Bowie

Communications Manager & Programming Associate
Danielle Calle

Membership Coordinator & Director of Festival Operations
Monika K. Baudoin

Technical Advisor
Sergio Lobo-Navia

Film Festival Coordinator
Skye Macdonald

Office Fellow
Gabrielle Gatto

Advisory Board

Mike Adler
Connie Balides
Laticia Barthe
Carol Bidault de l’Isle
Brantley Bisette
Mary Blue
Skipper Bond
Chris Brown
Michelle Burton-Oatis
Katherine Cecil
Anne Chaisson
Andre Champagne
Sean Cummings
Luisa Dantas
Jann Darsie
Vance Degeneres
Lauren Delery
Sayde Finkel
Lyn Fischbach
Stephanie Fitts
Susan Hoffman
Ellen Johnson
Megan Kendrick
Karen Kern
Brian Knighten
Rita Benson LeBlanc
Raelynn Tammariello-Loop
Jarret Lofstead
David Marcello
Don Marshall
Bill McCord
Juli Miller Hart
Jacky Lee Morgan
Carroll Morton
Hamp Overton
Josh Penn
Glenn Pitre
Randall Poster
Pamela Senatore
James Shade
Jen Sharp
Deb Shriver
Mark Sindler
E. Alexandra Stafford
Rob Steinberg
Wayne Troyer
Tim Watson
Walter Wolf
Stever Zimmer

Board of Directors

President
Alexa Georges

Vice-President
Allison Kendrick

Secretary
Alex Glaser

Treasurer
Sandie McNamara

Executive Committee Member
JP Gisclair

Board Members
Steve Armbruster
Tracie Ashe
Shawn Barney
Seth Bloom
Clark Castle
Ashley Charbonnet
Paul Costello
Liz Dunnebacke
Allen Frederic
Jim Gelarden
Anna Beth Goodman
Henry Griffin
Glenn Gruber
Nomita Joshi-Gupta
Adam Marcus
Laura Medina
Maryann Miller
Linda Novak
Nathalie Simon

Honorary Board

Susan Brennan
Stephanie Durant
John Goodman
Taylor Hackford
Wendell Pierce

Producers Circle


Seth Bloom & Aaron Reuter
Brian Bockman & Jack Forbes
Jane Ettinger and Vincent Booth
Susan Gore Brennan
Stephanie & Joseph Bruno
Anne Burr
Basi & Michael Carbine
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Margo and Clancy DuBos
Katherine Cecil & Emile Dumesnil
Stephanie Durant
Barbara and Robbie Evans
Lauren & Bryan Fitzpatrick
Gregor Fox
Alexa Georges & Jerry Armatis
Anna Beth & John Goodman
Maggie Hadleigh-West
Trace and Evan Hayes
Ellen Johnson & Ronald Swartz
Allison Kendrick & Charles Fenet
Beth & Hugh Lambert
Jule Lang
Lee Ledbetter
Victoria & Max Loubiere
Adam Marcus
Barbara Marcus
Renee & Paul Masinter
Lee McDonough
Darcy McKinnon & Eric Blake
Pablo Mirabal & Tag Purvis
Adam Morris
Linda Novak
Christina & Dr. Nicholas Pappas
Angele Parlange
Staci Rosenberg
Aimee and Mike Siegel
Sisung Film Finance, LLC
Gary Solomon Jr.
Spruce Interiors & Design Studio
Eve Alexandra Stafford & Raymond Rathle Jr.
Molly & Phillip Stagg
Felicia Beebe Stallard and Dana Toups
studioWTA | Wayne Troyer Architects
Janet and Leonard Tallerine
Margaret & Frank Walker
Kathy & Chris Weil
Nicole Wright

To join the Producers Circle, click here.