The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) Community Partnership Program aims to provide accessible and inclusive festival programming to underserved communities in New Orleans. We offer no-cost and discounted in-person and virtual access to our festival events for individuals and organizations facing financial or other barriers to arts programming. This initiative fosters connections between our audience and the incredible work of local arts and cultural organizations.

As a NOFF Community Partner, we kindly request your support in promoting the festival as a whole or specific films that align with your work and mission through your communication channels (e.g., emails, social media, and word of mouth).

In exchange, we provide our Community Partners with:

  • A NOFF media kit for promotional purposes
  • Free and discounted tickets to distribute
  • Recognition for their partnership
  • Space at our festival hub to showcase their work and organization

Through this program, we strive to break down accessibility barriers and celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of our community.

To learn more about the NOFF2024 Community Partnership Program, contact

Our NOFF2023 Community Partnership Program

In 2023, with generous support from The Helis Foundation, NOFF partnered with 57 community organizations, distributed 802 complimentary tickets and 209 passes through our partners and our First Ticket On Us campaign, and 209 in-person passes to local youth and college/university students. 

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 NOFF2021 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: