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.