Community Partnership Program
The New Orleans Film Society is now accepting applications from New Orleans local non-profit organizations, collectives, schools, and other groups to become a Community Partner of the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival (November 4-22, 2020).
The NOFF Community Partner Program is designed as one of several ways New Orleans Film Society offers no-cost digital access to the 31st New Orleans Film Festival to communities in New Orleans who have income-based or other barriers to accessing arts programming.
Our goal is to work with 50+ community partners and distribute 1,000 Community Partner Passes to access a selection of NOFF 2020 films, Q&A’s, and panel presentations online at no cost. But don’t worry, the heavy lifting is on us!
We also call on community partners as subject matter experts for Q&A’s when social issue films address their Mission. In 2020, we seek additional support from partners who are already helping their communities access Wi-Fi or devices capable of streaming, although that is not a requirement of participation.
If you would like to become a community partner with your organization and receive a number of digital access passes to the festival for your community, please submit this application form by
September 14. The deadline is extended to September 21, 2020!
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How does it work?
- Interested parties submit the application form by
September 14,extended to September 21, 2020.
- All approved community partners are notified on September 28, 2020.
- Community partners help identify people or households for whom the ticket price would be prohibitive or who have other barriers to accessing festival programming; we ask that our partners keep this in mind as they connect NOFF to their communities and do not use community partner passes as a donor perk.
- To this end, NOFF sends information to Community Partners in mid-October with instructions about how their community members can access Community Partner Passes to attend virtual events.
- Community partners are asked to help us raise awareness of the festival on their website, newsletters, and social media channels using a promo package sent by NOFF.
- In exchange, NOFF will publicly acknowledge your organization’s partnership through the Community Partner Program, and we will gladly help you raise awareness about your programs throughout the year.
- There are no fees required to apply or to become a community partner.
Can businesses participate?
If you are a for-profit business, the best way to support the New Orleans Film Festival is through sponsorship. However, we’ve made exceptions! If you think your business would be a good community partner, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who has been a partner?
Peruse our list of NOFF2019 Community Partners and learn about the great work they are doing for artists and communities in New Orleans:
- A Community Voice
- A Studio in the Woods
- ACORN International
- Alternate Roots
- Art Klub
- Artists United
- Ashé Cultural Arts Center
- Aya Designs
- Belle Reve New Orleans
- Black Star Books & Cafe
- Blights Out
- BreakOUT! “Fighting the Criminalization of LGBTQ Youth in New Orleans, LA”
- Coffy Film Collective
- Congo Square Preservation Society
- The COOL Cooperative
- Creative Alliance of New Orleans
- Crescent City Comics
- CubaNOLA Arts Collective
- Cutting Edge NOLA
- Dancing Grounds
- Dashiki Diaries
- Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
- Esoterotica, Original Erotic Readings by Local Writers
- Fair Grounds Coffeehouse
- Family Service of Greater New Orleans
- Gallery of the Streets
- Gulf Restoration Network
- Gulf South Chamber
- Halloween New Orleans
- Innocence Project New Orleans
- Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES)
- Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative
- Junebug Productions
- Kalaro Media
- Kawaii NOLA
- KID smART
- Le Boxeur Gym
- Live Girls
- Local 100 United Labor Unions
- LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater
- Louis A Martinet Foundation
- Louisiana Chapter National Lawyers Guild
- Louisiana SPCA
- Maya Taylor Dance
- Metro Centers for Community Advocacy
- Music & Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO)
- Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball
- New Orleans Abortion Fund
- New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
- New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America
- New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- New Orleans NOW Chapter
- New Orleans Pride
- New Orleans Secular Humanist Assoc. (NOSHA)
- New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice
- New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center
- NOLA Hip Hop Archive
- NOW, LOVE (New Orleans Women Living their Values Everyday)
- Operation Restoration
- Our Voice Nuestra Voz
- Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
- Peaches Records
- PONT: Productions
- Prospect New Orleans
- Restory Justice Project
- Rock The Vote
- Sci High
- Shotgun Cinema
- The McKenna Museums
- The Mixed Company Project
- The Roots of Music
- Trans and Queer Youth of New Orleans
- Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
- Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)
- Voces Unidas: Louisiana Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
- WAMF-LP 90.3 New Orleans
- Women in Film and Television Louisiana
- Women with a Vision, Inc
- Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center