Welcome to the 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival: October 11-19, 2017!

The Ace Hotel New Orleans will serve as a Festival hub. The Main Box Office, Merch Store, Pass Pickup, and Guest Check-In will all be located at the Ace Hotel New Orleans (600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

The Main Box Office will open October 9, 2017. Hours to be announced in September.

 

ALL-ACCESS PASS

NOFS Members $250 | General $320

To receive member discount, please log in first with your NOFS member number

  • FREE admission to all festival screenings (150 movie options to choose from), with reservations
  • early access to online reservations
  • access to the Festival VIP Lounge
  • entry to exclusive NOFF 2017 parties and receptions every night of the Festival, which MovieMaker Magazine says “set the bar for U.S. film festivals.”
  • priority entrance to all screenings
  • an advance copy of the Program Guide
  • NOFS Member discount on vintage merchandise

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WEEKENDER PASS

NOFS Members $150 | Non-Members $175

To receive member discount, please log in first with your NOFS member number

  • Admission to all festival screenings on Friday-Sunday, with reservations (over 60 movie options to choose from)
  • Admission to Friday and Saturday night parties
  • Access to the VIP Lounge at Advocate New Orleans
  • Early access to online reservations
  • Priority entrance to all screenings
  • Advance copy of the Program Guide (If purchased before September 25, 2017)
  • NOFS Discount on vintage merchandise

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UNLIMITED FILM PASS

NOFS Members $125 | General $150

To receive member discount, please log in first with your NOFS member number

  • Admission to all festival screenings (excluding Opening + Closing Night), with reservations (over 200 movie options to choose from)
  • Early access to online reservations
  • Advance copy of the Program Guide (If purchased before September 25, 2017)

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SIX FILM PASS
NOFS Member $45 | General $55

  • Admission to six regular screenings (excluding Opening + Closing Night, Spotlight, and Centerpiece)
  • Early access to online reservations
  • Advance copy of the Program Guide (if purchased before Sept 25)

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TICKETS

Tickets go on sale online few weeks before the Festival for All Access Pass holders and New Orleans Film Society members FIRST.  General tickets will be available 1 week before the Festival.

The Festival main box office opens on October 9th, 2017. It will be located at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. The exact hours will be announced closer to the Festival.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tell me more about the Rush Line. 

The Rush Line will form 30 minutes before showtime at the corresponding venue.

Approximately 10 minutes prior to the screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to those in line.

There is a maximum of 1 ticket per person.

Do I need to print out the ticket I bought online or can it be scanned on my cell phone?

We are able to scan QR codes from tickets through electronic devices. We request that you pull up your ticket ahead of time while waiting in line.

What if my printer doesn’t work or I forget the ticket?

Visit any NOFF box office to have your tickets reprinted. However, you have to show your order number, photo ID, or NOFS membership card.

When do online ticketing and reservations end?

Two hours before the listed start time for the film. After that, tickets can be purchased at the box office. Box Office opens one hour prior to showtime.

Can I get student rush tickets in advance?

No. You must follow the rules of the rush line, which starts 30 minutes before each screening. You also must present a valid student ID to purchase rush tickets.

Are NOFF purchases refundable?

All sales are final, including NOFF merchandise. Passes and tickets are neither refundable nor transferable. Only in a situation that a screening is canceled by NOFF, all tickets will be refunded.

I’m an NOFS member. How many tickets can I reserve at the member price?

You can reserve one ticket per membership at the discounted price (two tickets for dual memberships).

What methods of payment are accepted at NOFF box offices?

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash

Checks are accepted only for membership + donation with valid ID.

I can’t decide between two movies playing at the same time. Can I reserve seats to both and decide later?

Unfortunately, our system can’t accommodate that.

 

PASSES + PACKAGES

Passes are available for pick-up only at the Main Box Office at Ace Hotel New Orleans.

Most of the Passes will be ready to pick up starting October 9, when the Main Box Office opens. Only festival guests (filmmakers, jurors, panelists, mentors) pick up time begins on Tuesday, October 10th.

You have to wear your Pass to all NOFF screenings and events to gain access to the priority access lines, parties, and the VIP Lounge.

Can I flash my Pass and get into a movie?

All pass holders are required to reserve and print tickets in advance of screenings.

I purchased an Unlimited Film Package or a Six Film Package. Do I get a physical pass to wear?

No. We’ll give you a package number to reserve tickets online or at any box office.

I lost my Pass. Can I get a replacement?

Please report to Pass Pick Up location at the main box office. The replacements will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please note that there will be a fee charged when addressing lost, forgotten, or stolen passes.

 

SEATING AND RESERVATIONS

What if I am running late?

To guarantee seating, you have to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the film, even if you have a ticket or reservation.

If you have not checked in 10 minutes before the screening time, NOFF releases your ticket or reservation for sale. This means there is no guarantee you will be admitted to the movie. We do not issue refunds if ticket holders arrive late.

Can I save a place for my guest arriving later?

Saving space in line or seats in the theater is not permitted.

Can I bring outside food or drinks to a theater?

No. All the venues will have concessions offering drinks and snacks. Some venues have restaurants in close proximity and serve alcohol that can be brought into the theater.

Are all Festival venues ADA accessible?

All venues meet ADA requirements. Please refer to Venue Page for specific information on each venue.

Contact the NOFF two weeks in advance to request any additional accommodations. NOFF staff will make every effort to provide appropriate accommodations to ensure a positive and equitable experience for all our guests.

Can I bring my child to a movie during the Festival?

Most of the NOFF screenings are only appropriate for adults and are not suitable for younger audiences. Selected screenings will be marked as family-friendly in the program guide and those movies are recommended for wider audiences, including those under 18. We urge all filmgoers to read the full descriptions and view trailers, when available, on our website before making final selections.

Notice on filming and photography:

While attending the New Orleans Film Festival events, please be reminded that your photograph or image may be taken at any event, including inside or outside of buildings. As such, you hereby agree to relinquish any reasonable expectation of privacy and understand that the use of your image does not violate any right of privacy, law, regulation or agreement. Moreover, you hereby grant permission to New Orleans Film Society to use, or authorize others to use, any photograph, motion picture, image, recording, or any other record of your participation in activities within the film festival in whole or in part, in perpetuity, in all media and means, for commercial purposes or any other legitimate purpose for the New Orleans Film Festival.

FESTIVAL VENUES

ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

Festival Headquarters- screening venue, Main box office, Merchandise store

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Theater Capacity: 220

Parking: valet, street or adjacent lots

Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles streetcar line)

ADA Accessibility + seating

THE ORPHEUM THEATER

Opening Night Event

129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

Capacity: 964

Parking: street or adjacent lots

Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (4 lines on Canal st.)

ADA Accessibility + seating + assistive listening devices available per request

THE THEATRES at CANAL PLACE

3rd Floor, 33 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Capacity: 90

Parking: adjacent lot with validation

Public transit: by streetcar stop (all lines)

ADA Accessibility + seating + assistive listening devices Captiview available per request

THE BROAD THEATER

636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Capacity: 115

Parking: free

Public transit: a combination of streetcar and bus (Canal Streetcar – City Park/Museum streetcar line until Broad St. then bus #94 or streetcar till Basin St. and bus #32

Bike via Lafitte Greenway.

Distance: 10 minutes by car from downtown New Orleans; 30 minutes via public transit and 15 minutes on bike.

ADA accessibility + seating

THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE

840 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Capacity: 150

Parking: street or adjacent lots

Public transit: on the St. Charles streetcar line

ADA Accessibility + seating

THE PRYTANIA THEATRE

5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Capacity: 260

Parking: street

Public transit: 2 blocks from streetcar stop (St. Charles streetcar line)

ADA Accessibility + seating

THREE KEYS at ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

Non-screening programming + official NOFF after parties (12am-til close) from Thursday to Sunday (10/13/17-10/15/17)

Capacity: 150

Parking: valet, street or adjacent lots

Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles streetcar line)

ADA Accessibility + seating

 

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERED HOTELS

Sectioned between the historic French Quarter and the Lower Garden District, we have an array of lodgings options available in the conveniently located Central Business and Warehouse Districts.


Ace Hotel New Orleans

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 900-1180

For the second year in a row, Ace Hotel New Orleans became our signature hotel of the New Orleans Film Festival. It also serves as Festival Headquarters where we host main box office and a theater. Three Keys, its widely popular live music venue will host non-screening programming and official NOFF after parties (12am-til close) from Thursday to Sunday (10/19/17-10/22/17).

Reservations

Medium or Double rooms:

$249 – Friday and Saturday nights (October 13-14, 2017)

$159 – all other nights (October 11-12, 15-19, 2017)

plus applicable taxes and fees.

The cutoff date for booking is September 22, 2017. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms and they are available on a first come, first served basis.

There are two easy ways for your guests to reserve their rooms at Ace Hotel New Orleans:

1) Booking Link: NOFF PUBLIC 2017

Go to https://www.acehotel.com/reservations/neworleans

  • Select your dates.
  • Scroll down to Corporate, Promotional, and Group Discount Codes
  • Select: Group Code
  • Enter Group Code: 1710NOPUBLIC
  • Click Check Availability

2) Phone Reservations

Please feel free to call our reservations team directly at 504 9419191 or 504 9303005. Please use the same group code while calling in for reservations.


Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504)523-3341

Hotel Monteleone is a great supporter and partner to the Festival and will host our guests in its luxury property.  The hotel has been in private hands since 1886 and has a rich history of New Orleans culture.  It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone.

See more about Hotel Monteleone here.


2 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 561-0500

2041 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 313-1577

500 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-9000

535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 527-5271

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL PARTNER AIRLINE

This year, we have partnered with Delta Airlines to offer our guests special discounts on travel to and from the festival. (Generally between 2% and 10% off.) Below, you will find information on how to take advantage of this discount.

DELTA AIR LINES

Before booking for someone else, please have the following information ready:

  • Full name as it appears on government-issued I.D.
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender

Go to www.delta.com/meeting

  • Select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight Page
  • Enter in all the search information
  • Enter the meeting code (NMQGH) in the box provided
  • You should get a screen that lets you know that the discount has been applied.

If you wish to call to make the reservation, call the Delta Meeting reservations desk at (800) 328-1111. This department is open Monday-Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM CDT.