Held annually, the New Orleans Film Society Gala is one of the city’s most impressive parties. Named one of New Orleans’ top parties of 2015 by NOLA.com, the event celebrates cinema like never before – craft cocktails, live music, award-winning restaurants, keynote honorees and a live auction add to the unforgettable night.


Each year, the New Orleans Film Society honors a noted figure in the film industry, especially the Louisiana film industry. Past Galas have honored the cast of NCIS New Orleans, Matthew McConaughey – who delivered his famous love letter to New Orleans – John Goodman, and the Beasts of the Southern Wild director, Benh Zeitlin.

The gala is the Film Society’s largest fundraiser and directly supports the work of independent filmmakers.


Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Wilkinson-Bruno home

Patron Party from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Gala and Live Auction from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Nicelle Herrington

Martine Chaisson

Elisabeth Sereda


Stephanie and Joseph Bruno


Alexa Georges, Brad Hunter, Valerie M. Grubb, Sandy Shilstone


Ace Hotel New Orleans, Alexa Georges and Jerry Armatis, Scott R. Bickford,
Stephanie and Joseph Bruno, Michael Collins, Baker Donelson, Katherine and Tony Gelderman, Alex and Krista Glaser, Valerie M. Grubb,
Bond Moroch, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, The Ranch Studios, LLC, Second Line Stages, Mackie and Sandy Shilstone, Solomon Family, Solomon Group, studioWTA



Set in the lush, cinematic gardens of a private home built in 1849, New Orleans Film Society’s 2018 Midnight in the Garden Gala promises to be a night replete with gourmet dishes, craft cocktails, and memorable entertainment–all in support of our vibrant New Orleans cinema culture. 

Featured restaurants include Gautreau’s, Galatoire’s, The Delachaise, Cellardoor, and Dat Dog, among others…


VIP Table


Includes Patron tickets for 6

Private Seating + Table Service

Prominent name in invitation

Patron Party Ticket

$350 | $300 for NOFS Members

Includes Gala + name in invitation

Gala Ticket

$250 | $225 for NOFS Members



VIP Table Hosts and Patron Party guests who purchase by Tuesday, January 23, 2018 are recognized in the print invitation.

For sponsorship information, please contact Jennifer Samani at:

jennifer@neworleansfilmsociety.org or 504-309-6633.