The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) Community Partnership Program is designed as one of several ways NOFS offers no-cost and discounted in-person and virtual access to NOFF programming to communities in New Orleans who have income-based or other barriers to accessing arts programming. It also provides a way for us to foster connections for our audience with the great work of our local arts and cultural organizations.

As a NOFF Community Partner, we ask you to promote NOFF as a whole, or specific film(s) that resonate with your work and mission, to your email list and social media networks.

We provide our Community Partners with a NOFF media kit, free and discounted tickets to share, recognition for their partnership, and space in our festival hub to provide information about their work and organization.

To learn more about the NOFF 2023 Community Partnership Program, contact

Many thanks to our 2023 Community Partners, and thank you to the Helis Foundation for their continuing support of this program!

Please check out their websites to learn more about the great work they do around the city.

Actor’s Apothecary
Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Backbeat Foundation
Choke Hole
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Community Works
Creative Community League
CubaNOLA Arts Collective
Dillard University
Dress for Success
Fund 17
George Washington Carver High School Drama Club
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Houma Language Project
In Ceremony Productions LLC
Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES)
LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana
LOUD Queer Youth Theater
Loyola University New Orleans
Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders (NOAGE)
New Orleans Airlift
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
New Orleans Center For Creative Arts
Nicholls State University
Nola to Angola
NOVAC (New Orleans Video Access Center)
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Our Voice Nuestra Voz
PATOIS Festival
Positive Vibrations
Puentes New Orleans
Red Cypress Consulting
Restore the Mississipi Delta
Richard’s Disposal
Second Line Stages
Soho House (Cities Without Houses)
The COOL Cooperative
The Inner Pup
The Ranch
The Roots of Music
Tulane University
University of New Orleans, Department of Film
Urban Strategies
Wildwood Cinema
Women In Film and Television-Louisiana
Write or Die

Our 2021 NOFF Community Partnership Program

In 2021, with generous support from The Helis Foundation, NOFF offered 15 films free to the public, both in-person and virtually, and distributed 1,000 virtual passes through 50+ community partnerships. 

Additionally, our partner Cox generously supported a student-friendly component of our Community Partnership Program, providing iPads and bluetooth keyboards to students and educators utilizing the Cox Cinema Classroom passes (valued at $2,500).

Our 2021 Community Partners included the following organizations doing great work around the city:

Alumni Community Partner Organizations

Peruse our list of former Community Partners and learn about the great work they are doing for artists and communities in New Orleans: