Price* $250 for Non-Members | $200 for NOFS Members

Click here to become a member now! Memberships begin at just $30/year. To get the discount, please purchase your membership and log in to your account prior to purchasing a pass.

Buy A Pass Become A Member

Pass Benefits:

  • Admission to all in-person screenings and events between Nov 5-14 with priority access to theaters
  • Admission to all Virtual Cinema screenings between Nov 5-21
  • Early access to online reservations on October 19, one week before they go on sale for the general public
  • Festival program brochure mailed to your address (please make sure to include your address at checkout)

*In consideration of the many challenges facing our community, we have decided to lower the price of our All Access pass to $250 (with a $50 discount for New Orleans Film Society members). If you purchased your pass before the price change on September 10, please check your email to see how to request a refund for the balance.


Price $180 for Non-Members | $150 for NOFS Members

Buy A Pass Become A Member

Pass Benefits:

  • FREE admission to all NOFF Virtual screenings and events between November 5-21 for the entire household
  • Early access to online reservations on October 19, one week before they go on sale for the general public

Price $100 for Non-Members | $80 for NOFS Members

Buy A Pass Become A Member

Pass Benefits:

  • FREE admission to all NOFF Virtual screenings and events between November 5-21
  • Early access to online reservations on October 19, one week before they go on sale for the general public

Price $70 for Non-Members | $50 for NOFS Members

Buy A Pass Become A Member

Pass Benefits:

  • FREE admission to your choice of six films, physical or virtual screenings, between November 5-21
  • Early access to online reservations on October 19, one week before they go on sale for the general public

Price $60

Please email a copy of your valid student or teacher ID to info@neworleansfilmsociety.org to receive a link to purchase your pass.

Pass Benefits:

  • FREE admission to NOFF physical and virtual screenings between November 5-21, excluding Spotlight Screenings
  • Early access to online reservations on October 19, one week before they go on sale for the general public

Individual screening tickets will be available to book for our members and NOFF2021 passholders on October 19th at noon and will go on sale for the general public on October 26th at noon.

Ticket Prices

In-Person Screenings
General $15 | NOFS Members $12 

Virtual Cinema Screenings
General $10 | NOFS Members $8

NOFF Special Screenings
General $25 | NOFS Members $20 


Pass Pick Up

Physical Pass Pick Up is available at the following locations and times for All-Access Passholders as well as Sponsors, Circle, Filmmakers, Industry, and Press Passholders. All other pass types are virtual only and do not require a physical pass.

Backatown Coffee Parlour 
301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112
Friday, October 29:  8am-3pm
Saturday, October 30:  8am-3pm
Monday, November 1: 8am-3pm

The Broad Theater sponsored by Film New Orleans and City of New Orleans
636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Thursday, November 4: 12pm-7pm
Friday, November 5: 12pm-7pm
Saturday, November 6: 12pm-3pm
Sunday, November 7: 12pm-7pm

The Orpheum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
Saturday, November 6: 5pm-8pm

After November 7, passes will be available for pick up only at The Broad Theater during New Orleans Film Festival Box Office Hours (between one hour before the first festival screening of the day and one hour after the last festival screening of the day).

The 32nd annual New Orleans Film Festival takes place November 5-14, 2021 in venues across the city as well as a Virtual Cinema accessible globally between November 5-21, 2021. Individual screening tickets are now on sale!

Our members get great discounts on all festival passes and tickets. To get the discount, please purchase your membership and login to your account prior to purchasing a pass or ticket. Download the print-friendly schedule here.

NOFF brings together 170+ films and hosts filmmakers in New Orleans each year celebrating works of emerging and established filmmakers from New Orleans, Louisiana, the South, and beyond. Audiences get a chance to meet filmmakers in person at talkback sessions after screenings while filmmakers get to network with each other and industry professionals flying in from Los Angeles and New York to discover emerging talent. It’s the best time of the year for film lovers who like to discover the works of storytellers first hand, meet fellow film buffs mingling at festival venues and parties to talk film all festival long.

Festival T-Shirts are on Sale! 

Festival t-shirts are now on sale in mauve, sand pink, and dark grey. Choose your color and get your groove on wearing your #NOFF2021 t-shirt all summer. Click here to get yours now! Please note that t-shirts are printed on-demand and orders take at least 7 business days to be fulfilled.

Our members save 10% on fest merch, if you are a member, check your inbox for your discount code.

Please note: attendees will be required to show a vaccination card or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date. Additionally, face masks/covers will be required for all members of the public, staff, and volunteers regardless of vaccination status.

Customer Service

You can call (504) 309-6633 or use the Chatbox on our website (bottom right corner) to reach us between:

October 4-29, Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm
November 1-22, 7 days a week from 10am-7pm

Or email us at anytime at info@neworleansfilmsociety.org 

About New Orleans Film Society

The New Orleans Film Society is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to discover, cultivate, and amplify diverse voices of filmmakers who tell the stories of our time. We produce the Oscar®-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival annually and invest year-round in building a vibrant film culture in the South to share transformative cinematic experiences with audiences, and connect dynamic filmmakers to career-advancing resources. neworleansfilmsociety.org

CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome to the New Orleans Film Festival. We invite you to embrace our community guidelines and safety protocols upon entering this space:

  • For those gathering physically, acknowledge that we are gathering in “New Orleans,” which occupies an Indigenous space known as “Bulbancha,” a Choctaw word meaning “the Place of Other Languages”
  • Center and respect the neighbors, communities, and histories of and around this space
  • Keep equity and inclusivity in focus and be respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance, or body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status
  • Protect the health of one another amidst an ongoing global pandemic
  • Stay curious and listen deeply, rather than just wait for your turn to speak
  • Be mindful of how we share power, earn trust, and all that we bring into the room
  • Be aware that drinking alcohol can be triggering to some people. We encourage responsible and mindful drinking.
  • Be considerate of the work of artists by refraining from phishing and pirating the work of filmmakers

We will not tolerate:

  • Racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism, body shaming, or any form of discriminatory language or hate speech
  • Violence
  • Sexual harassment
  • White supremacist speech or actions
  • Interrupting a screening or festival event
  • Aggressive or threatening behavior towards artists, audience members, festival staff, and volunteers
  • Non-cooperation with festival staff or volunteers

The New Orleans Film Society strives to provide inclusive and accessible festival spaces and gatherings, clearly noting barriers to accessibility when present and seeking feedback for how we can improve.

If you witness or experience a violation of these guidelines, you are encouraged to report it either anonymously or with attribution. For anonymous reporting or feedback, please fill out this form linked in each ticket confirmation email. Or send us an email at info@neworleansfilmsociety.org for reporting with attribution.

By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by NOFS and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar NOFS events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of NOFS.

Our code of conduct was influenced by organizations like BlackStar Film Festival, Capacity Interactive, Creative Time, Perspective Fund, and Sundance Film Festival.

VENUES

AMC Elmwood 20 – Screening Room 11

Dolby Cinema sound
4k laser 

Capacity: 225

Address: 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd, Harahan, LA 70123

Entrance and Exit:  Elwood Park Blvd.

Please note that the NOFF 2021 COVID-19 requirements are in place at the AMC location.

Seating: AMC screening room 11 features comfortable, leather reclining seats in a large theater auditorium.

Concessions: There will be a concession stand with snacks and popcorn for purchase provided by the AMC Elmwood. The MacGuffins Bar (yes, a nod to the phrase coined by Alfred Hitchcock that refers to a plot device that propels a movie forward) inside the theater lobby offers beer, wine and cocktails for purchase for guests 21+. No outside food or beverages are allowed.

AMC offers an Order Ahead app to pre-order concessions.

Box Office: Do not use the AMC theater box office in the center. The NOFF  box office will be located through the left hand doors of the theater entrance. This box office will serve New Orleans Film Festival patrons only. 

The box office will open one hour prior to the day’s first screening, and close one hour after the last screening begins.  

Restrooms: 

  • Multiple male and female restrooms available throughout the large complex.
  • ADA accessible single stall restrooms in all locations.

ADA Access: All venues are wheelchair accessible, the AMC Elmwood is well equipped with easy access from the parking lot. 

Parking: Free on-site parking in the large, oversized lot. 


The Broadside

Outdoor Theater

Capacity: 200 

Address: 600 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119

Entrance and Exit: from N Broad St. 

Seating: There will be adirondacks chairs and group picnic tables on-site arranged to accommodate 1, 2 or 3+ sections and each of them will be designated with 6ft physical distancing in mind. Please follow the rules and adhere to all on-site staff requests.

Concessions: There will be a bar and snacks for purchase provided by the Broad Theater. No outside food and drinks allowed. 

Box Office: The box office will open one hour prior to the evening’s first screening, and close one hour after the last screening begins.  

Restrooms: 

  • ADA 4 single portalets without running water (cleaning station outside)
  • ADA accessible indoor restrooms at the Broad Theater.  

ADA Access: All venues are wheelchair accessible, however we want to note that the Broadside seating area is paved with small rocks, but there is also a section with flat concrete pavement.   

Nearby food and drinks options: 

The Broad Theater, HEY Coffee Co., Rocheblave Food Store, Golden Express, Whole Foods Market, Liberty’s Kitchen Broad Street Cafe, Gabrielle Restaurant, Willie Mae’s Scotch House, Dooky Chase Restaurant.

Getting There:

Public Transportation: 

Bus 94/Broad – stop #4662 N. Broad St. at Lafitte St. (Broadmoor to New Orleans East line via Gentilly)  

Bus 84/Galvez – stop #2002 N. Galvez at Lafitte (CBD to Lower Ninth Ward line via Mid-City and St Claude)

Bus 32/Leonidas-Treme – stop #8501 Orleans at N. Dorgenois or stop #8490 Orleans at Broad (Uptown to Downtown line via Mid-City) 

Streetcar 47/48 Canal Street/Cemeteries – stop  Stop #898 Canal at Dorgenois or Canal at S. Broad 

Bikes: Access via Lafitte Greenway bike trail  

Use the New Orleans Bikeway Blueprint digital map that will show you all bike lanes that will connect you with the Lafitte Greenway trail.  

Vehicles: Enter from St Louis St and Lafitte Ave. between N Galvez and N Broad streets.  

Free street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.


Broad Theater sponsored by Film New Orleans and City of New Orleans

Indoor Theater with two screening auditoriums

Capacity: Theater 1: 45  Theater 4: 80

Address: 636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Entrance and exit from N Broad St. 

Seating: Seating is indoor theater auditorium-style raked leather seating.

Concessions: There will be a full bar for purchase provided by the Broad Theater. Snacks and popcorn available for purchase. 

Box Office: The Broad will have its own satellite NOFF box office inside the theater on the right, by the arcade. The festival box office will open one hour prior to the day’s  first screening, and close one hour after the last screening begins. 

Passholder pick up will be available at the Broad from 12pm-7pm November 4th-7th. On November 6th, pass pick up will close at 3pm and relocate temporarily to the Orpheum Theater from 5pm-8pm.

After November 7, passes will be available for pick up at The Broad only during New Orleans Film Festival Box Office hours.

Restrooms: 

  • All-Gender, Male and Female restrooms available.
  • ADA accessible indoor restrooms at the Broad Theater.  

Bikes: Access via Lafitte Greenway bike trail  

Use the New Orleans Bikeway Blueprint digital map that will show you all bike lanes that will connect you with the Lafitte Greenway trail.  

Vehicles: Enter from St Louis St and Lafitte Ave. between N Galvez and N Broad streets.  

Free street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.


Orpheum Theater

Large, indoor, three-tiered auditorium

Capacity: 600

Address: 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

Parking limited on Saturday November 6: We are having an Opening Gala Screening event for All Access passholders prior to the 7:30pm screening and will be closing the street to vehicle access. Parking is available at the nearby garage on Common Street.

Walking Entrance and Exit: from Common Street, no through vehicle traffic, no foot traffic via Canal Street.

Seating: Seating in the large theater located on the comfortable floor raked seats or in the mezzanine located on the second floor.

Concessions: There will be concessions for purchase provided by the Orpheum. Popcorn, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. 

Box Office: The Orpheum will have its own satellite NOFF box office on November 6th only. The hours will be 1:30pm-3pm and 5pm-8pm for ticket sales and Passholder Pick Up.

Restrooms: 

  • Spacious female and male restrooms located inside the venue.
  • ADA accessible indoor restrooms at the OrpheumTheater.  

Bikes: Use the New Orleans Bikeway Blueprint digital map that will show you all bike lanes that will connect you with the Lafitte Greenway trail.  

There is no designated Bike Parking at the venue. There is a set of 12 bike racks located on Common Street around the corner from the venue.

Vehicles: There is no through vehicle access in front of the Orpheum.

Street parking is available throughout the area. You can park at the adjacent four story parking garage, at the outdoor parking lot on Common.

View the Orpheum Virtual Tour here for a detailed look inside the theater.

HOW TO FEST (IN-PERSON)
How can I attend the 32nd annual New Orleans Film Festival in 2021?

This year NOFF will be a hybrid festival featuring virtual and in-person programming from November 5-21, 2021. Festival attendees are invited to participate in our Virtual Cinema, indoor or outdoor venues, or all, as merited by their pass level or ticket type. Participants will have the opportunity to experience pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As and contextualizing introductions by our programming team. Download the print-friendly schedule here.

There will also be free streaming public keynotes, and panel discussions geared at filmmakers and those interested in learning about the craft. Featured filmmakers will have access to additional programming geared at opening doors in their careers. 

Venues

AMC Elmwood Palace 20 – Auditorium 11
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd
Harahan, Louisiana 70123

The Broad Theater sponsored by Film New Orleans and City of New Orleans
636 N Broad St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

The Broadside (Outdoor Theater)
600 N Broad Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

The Orpheum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

What is required to attend NOFF?

Masks are required to enter all event spaces, even outdoors. Physical distancing will be maintained for lines and seating. Extra masks and hand sanitizers will be available. 

Due to concerns of the coronavirus, and in accordance with CDC recommendations, the City of New Orleans requires contact information for individuals attending large gatherings. No tickets can be purchased for any screening without providing your full name and contact details. Please show up early to allow additional time to purchase your tickets at the box office. 

Guests will need to show a vaccination card or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date. This may include: 

  1. Proof of vaccine includes: LA Wallet APP SMART Health Card, a digital photograph or hardcopy photo of a CDC Vaccination card (both sides) or an official vaccine record issued by another state, a foreign nation, or the WHO.
  2. For local resources, including vaccination and testing sites, click here

Tickets will be limited and sold/reserved in advance. 

Please arrive in time to be in your seat 15 minutes prior to showtime, or else your seat will be released. We will not issue refunds to ticket holders who arrive later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the film.

How do I buy Passes and Tickets?

Passes and tickets are available for purchase on neworleansfilmsociety.org in advance of NOFF. Please see “Passes and Tickets” for prices, release dates, and descriptions. 

We highly encourage advance booking of films using your pass or through ticket purchases; our physical screenings have limited capacity, and some Virtual Cinema screenings may have view capacity limitations. 

Tickets are available online up until each physical screening begins. At that time, they will be available at the onsite Box Office, at the venue entrance for All Access passholders, or in the Rush Line.

All Access passholders have an option to book tickets in advance or scan their physical pass on site to gain priority entry. Each pass will have a QR code for scanning at the door.

There will be no physical tickets provided this year; simply show the ticket on your mobile device (our preference), or bring your personally printed copy to be scanned at entry.

Venue Box Offices open one hour prior to the first screening and close one hour after the beginning of the last screening of the day. For the safety of our staff and guests, cash and checks will not be accepted this year. Please be prepared to pay with a debit or credit card, or Apple/Google Pay via smartphone.

If you are not going to use your ticket, and you paid for it, it can be transferred through Eventive to a friend using their email. If you booked a ticket against your All Access and don’t intend to use it, please cancel the ticket in advance, so that someone else may get a seat. 

If you can not attend events that you have purchased tickets or passes for, please consider your purchase as a donation to the New Orleans Film Society; your support means the world to us. 

Passes and tickets are otherwise non-refundable. All sales are final. Should a Broadside screening be canceled due to weather conditions, your ticket will be transferred to view the film online at your leisure. If the film isn’t screening in the Virtual Cinema, we will allow you to select another film.

Is my payment information secure?

Yes. All customer payment info is submitted securely to our payment processor, Stripe, using the most stringent, PCI Level 1 compliant security protocols.  Eventive stores customer credit card details securely, and the festival staff does not have access to your credit card information. You may request that your payment information be unlinked from your account by choosing the “account settings” link at the upper right while logged in and viewing the New Orleans Film Society organization page.

How does the Rush Line work?

Physically distant Rush Lines will form in a designated location at the venue half an hour before the scheduled screening. Any available seats will be released on a first-come, first-served basis to those in line. All Access Passholders will receive priority seating for the Rush Line. 

I can no longer attend the festival, or have an extra pass or ticket. Can I give it to a friend?

If you purchased the pass, yes, you may transfer it to a friend. 

Instructions for guests to transfer a pass: 

Step 1 – Log in to noff2021.eventive.org

Step 2 – Select My passes from the top right menu. 

Step 3: Click the gear to the right of SHOW BARCODE.

Step 4: Select Transfer Pass.

Step 5: Enter the email of the person receiving the pass.

At this time, the recipient will get an email prompting them to accept the pass.

Step 1: Click the link in the email. 

Step 2: Accept the pass transfer.

Follow the same instructions using “My Tickets” for individual screening tickets.

Customer Service Availability

If you need assistance before the festival we are available via phone at 504-309-6633. 

Available through October 29, Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm

Available November 1-22, 7 days a week from 10am-7pm

You can also use the Chatbox on our website (bottom right corner) to reach us.

If you need help after these hours, please email info@neworleansfilmsociety.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Members can email anytime members@neworleansfilmsociety.org.

Pass Pick Up

Physical Pass Pick Up is available at the following locations and times for All-Access Passholders as well as Sponsors, Circle, Filmmakers, Industry, and Press Passholders. All other pass types are virtual only and do not require a physical pass.

Backatown Coffee Parlour 
301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112
Friday, October 29:  8am-3pm
Saturday, October 30:  8am-3pm
Monday, November 1: 8am-3pm

The Broad Theater sponsored by Film New Orleans and City of New Orleans
636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Thursday, November 4: 12pm-7pm
Friday, November 5: 12pm-7pm
Saturday, November 6: 12pm-3pm
Sunday, November 7: 12pm-7pm

The Orpheum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
Saturday, November 6: 5pm-8pm

After November 7, passes will be available for pick up only at The Broad Theater during New Orleans Film Festival Box Office Hours (between one hour before the first festival screening of the day and one hour after the last festival screening of the day).

New Orleans Film Festival Community Partner Table, supported by The Helis Foundation
Jessica and Alonzo Knox, photo by Paul Morse, courtesy of thescoutguide.com

The New Orleans Film Society is excited to be partnering with Backatown Coffee Parlour, located at 301 Basin St., 1, New Orleans, LA 70112, as host of the Community Partner Table for the 32nd New Orleans Film Festival.

Come grab a great cup of coffee, learn about this year’s Film Festival, get film recommendations, pick up pre-ordered All Access Passes, and purchase Passes or Tickets. 

Get great information about all of this year’s FREE Community Programming, sponsored by The Helis Foundation. We have an amazing line-up of both in-person and virtual films, with something for everyone!

We will be on-site to answer all your Film Festival questions:

October 29, 2021 8am-3pm
October 30, 2021 8am-3pm
November 1, 2021 8am-3pm

Free street parking on Basin St. and nearby side streets 

Special thanks to Backatown Coffee Parlour for hosting us and special thanks to The Helis Foundation for their support of the Community Partner Table and the FREE Community Programming at the New Orleans Film Festival this fall.

VIRGIN Hotel Discount Code

If you are traveling to New Orleans to attend the festival and looking to stay at the Virgin Hotel, you can use the discount code CORFIL on their website by adding it to the PROMO/CORP CODE line.

HOW TO FEST (VIRTUALLY)

How do I attend the NOFF Virtual Cinema?

The Virtual version of NOFF will be available online with the purchase of the Virtual or Virtual Household passes or individual film tickets. 

Can I watch films on my television?

You can connect your computer to your TV or another external monitor via HDMI cable.

Due to content protection restrictions, the Screen Mirroring feature on Smart TVs and other devices cannot be used. Many browsers built into Smart TVs and other devices will NOT allow protected content to play.

What are the system requirements for watching on a laptop or desktop computer?

Content can be watched on PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.

Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser. Internet Explorer is not supported.

If you have an Apple TV, Fire TV or Roku device, you can use the dedicated Eventive apps for these platforms after booking your ticket online. If you have a Chromecast, you can cast to it from Chrome on your computer or Android phone. If Chromecasting, must have 3rd generation or later Chromecast stick.

To watch on an iPhone or iPad, use Safari on iOS 11.2 or later.

Important note: Due to content protection restrictions, the Screen Mirroring feature cannot be used. Additionally, HDMI or other video dongles cannot be connected to your device. Instead, use AirPlay or our dedicated TV app to watch on your TV.

To watch using an Android device, use Chrome on Android 6.0 or later. 

To Chromecast from a mobile Android device:

Make sure your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device. Tap the “Cast” icon in the lower right hand corner of the player. If no icon appears, this means casting is not supported on your device.

To Chromecast from computer:

Open the content in the Google Chrome browser. Click the “Cast” icon in the lower right hand corner of the player. If no icon appears, this means casting is not supported on your device.

To check the compatibility of your device, please click here.

Please click here for troubleshooting more detailed tech questions. 

Virtual Cinema Information

What happens once I purchase my pass or individual ticket?

To purchase and or use tickets and/or passes, you will be required to create an account in Eventive. You will need to log in to this account to access your tickets and passes, so hold on this information! Tickets will be sent to the email address attached to your account.

How do I find a film I unlocked or pre-ordered in the NOFF Virtual Cinema? 

When you purchase a ticket you will also receive a confirmation email that includes information about when your selected program will be available for viewing and a link to open it up. Click the “Watch Now” button or visit your festival page and click on the original listing for the program. 

If you’ve already ordered a ticket with your logged in account, you will have the option to “Watch Now” from the virtual screening page. If you are not logged in the button will read “Unlock Now”. Simply log-in using the pop-out or the button in the top right corner of the page and proceed to Menu. 

How long do I have to watch?

UNLOCK WINDOW : 7 days 

WATCH WINDOW: 48 hours

When you unlock a virtual screening, you will have the “unlock window” duration to begin watching. Once they start watching (i.e., click “Play”), you will have the “watch window” duration to play the content. 

When can I watch? 

All feature length films and shorts programs will be available to watch anytime from November 5 at 7:30pm until NOFF closes at midnight on November 21, 2021, unless specifically restricted per film. Additional special programming like keynotes, awards ceremony, panels, and others will be available to watch at scheduled times and the recordings of it will be posted on our website the next day. 

How can I redeem my discount code to watch a movie?

In select cases, NOFS distributes discount codes through community partners to provide access to the festival. If you have a code, select the film you want to watch and click “Unlock Now”. It will say Unlock ”Film Title”. Below that it will say “Have a Discount Code.” Click that and input your discount code. The cost will change according to the code. Proceed to sign in to Eventive or create an account, if you do not already have one, and then enjoy the film.

Will there be closed captions available for the NOFF Virtual Cinema?

Films will include closed captions, as well all Q&As, filmmaker awards ceremony, keynotes, panels, and other programming. All live events will have the automated closed caption feature turned on.      

NOFF Virtual Cinema Glossary

PASS – Think of it as a virtual badge. You will use it to unlock virtual programs before and during the festival.  

LIVE STREAM PROGRAM – For our purposes, a Live Stream event will include those that happen at a specific time and occur live (Q&A, Panel Discussions, Round Tables) and/or are the recorded versions of live events that occurred earlier in the festival. 

GEO-BLOCK – On rare occasions, the festival will be asked to limit the audience of a given program to a specific geographic area. Should a program be geo-blocked, it will be noted in the home page for the presentation and will also be found on the watch page of the virtual festival in the Geo-Blocked section.

AVAILABILITY WINDOW – This is the time frame during which a program is available.

UNLOCK WINDOW – This is the time frame one has after unlocking a program to begin watching it.

WATCH WINDOW – Once a program is unlocked, the watch window is the amount of time one has to view the program.

All scheduled program times are listed in Central Standard Time.

VIRTUAL CINEMA TROUBLESHOOTING 

Live Chat Support from Eventive and additional technical troubleshooting resources are available through Eventive by clicking “Need Help?” in the top right corner of your browser window. Or by visiting https://watch.eventive.org/help. This feature is monitored by Eventive technicians and available 9am-11:59pm CST 7 days a week, with limited support outside these hours as well. If you need to reach a member of the NOFF team, please see Customer Service Availability. 

HOW DO I ENABLE ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS? 

  1. Hover the cursor over the video you are currently watching to make the video controls visible.
  2. On the bottom right, click on the sprocket icon.
  3. Click on the subtitles button and select English to enable on-screen captions. Click on Audio Track and select Audio Description to enable Audio Descriptions.

Note: If a film is in a language other than English and has subtitled burned into the image, you do not have to enable subtitles or captions. 

We are aiming to have every film supported with captions and encouraging filmmakers to create audio descriptions.

INTERNET SPEEDS

For any device, you will need a robust and reliable internet connection. Check your internet speed by running a speed test. The minimum recommended bandwidth for streaming is 5 Mbps download speed. For 1080p quality we recommend a minimum of 8 Mbps download speed. 

Accessible Films in the NOFF Virtual Cinema:

Due to the fact that only a portion of all films playing online offer accessible features, we offer 50% off the Virtual Pass for those unable to access all the films in the Virtual Cinema to compensate for this limitation. Please call 504-309-6633 or email info@neworleansfilmsociety.org to receive a discount code to buy the pass. 

English subtitles:

All foreign-language films at the Festival are screened in their original language and English subtitles will be provided. Films with subtitles will be noted in the Film Guide and under all film descriptions. 

New Orleans Film Festival is happy to share that the following films will have closed captions included in their virtual screenings: 

* denotes this is a short film; the title of the shorts block follows in parentheses

Accepted

*Aquí (screening in Shorts: We Outside)

*Beautiful! (screening in Late Night Shorts)

City of a Million Dreams

*Colossus (screening with Louisiana Shorts 1: Hitting Home)

*Comida Pa’ Los Pobres (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

*Dear Philadelphia (screening in Shorts: Black Love, Black Joy)

*Death is Our Business (screening in Doc Shorts: There’s No Place Like New Orleans)

*Descended from The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street (screening in Doc Shorts: Power to the People)

*Desert Air (screening in Experimental Shorts)

*Different Mardi Gras (screening in Doc Shorts: There’s No Place Like New Orleans)

*Disrupted Borders (screening with feature film On the Divide)

*Drawing on Autism (screening in Animated Shorts)

Forget Me Not

Glen Eden

*Happy (screening in Louisiana Shorts 1: Hitting Home)

Have a Nice Life

*Here is the Imagination of the Black Radical (screening in Shorts: We Outside)

Homebody

*How to Program Your Animatronic Band (Late Night Shorts)

I’m Wanita

*In the Shadow of the Pines (screening in Animated Shorts)

*Inheritance (screening in Narrative Shorts: (Other)Worldly)

Islands

*Joychild (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

*Limestone (screening in Narrative Shorts: I See You)

Ludi

*Mama’s Little Orphanage (screening in Late Night Shorts)

Many Fires This Time: We the 100 Million

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

*Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again (screening in Shorts: My Mother)

*Mask It (screening in Narrative Shorts: (Comedic)Relief)

*Meltdown In Dixie (screening in Doc Shorts: Power to the People)

*Men Who Talk (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

*Mine (screening in Animated Shorts)

*Missing Magic (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

*Moondogs (screening in Narrative Shorts: Uprooted)

*Ms. Blue (screening in Louisiana Shorts 2: The People Here)

*My Dear God (screening in Narrative Shorts: Uprooted)

Nasir

*No Soy Óscar (screening in Doc Shorts: Southern Land and Water)

*Now Let Us Sing (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

*Our Bed Is Green (screening with Animated Shorts)

*Pearl and Henry (screening in Louisiana Shorts 2: The People Here)

*Plaisir (screening in Narrative Shorts: (Comedic)Relief)

Playing with Maracatu (Brincando com Maracatu)

*Pure (screening in Narrative Shorts: Kindred)

Shapeless

Shared Resources (captions are burned in)

Since you Arrived my Heart stopped belonging to Me

*Sirens of the Swamp (screening in Late Night Shorts)

Stay Prayed Up

*Strong Son (screening in Late Night Shorts)

*Ten Leaves Dilated  (screening in Late Night Shorts)

*Terry+Sam (screening in Narrative Shorts: (Comedic)Relief)

The Bengali

*The Boys Outside (screening in Shorts: Summer in the South)

The Conference of the Birds

*The Diamond  (screening in Doc Shorts: Southern Land and Water)

The Laughing Man

The Neutral Ground

*The Seeds We Keep (screening in Doc Shorts: Southern Land and Water)

*There Was Nobody Here We Knew (screening in Doc Shorts: Hidden Portals)

*This Body (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

*Two Sons and a River of Blood (screening in Experimental Shorts)

*Udaan (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

*Untitled Post-Baby Project (screening in Louisiana Shorts 2: The People Here)

*We Stay in the House (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

*When You Clean a Stranger’s Home (screening in Shorts: My Mother)

*Wonderfully Made (screening in Shorts: Black Love, Black Joy)

*Ya Heard Me (screening in Shorts: Soul & Movement)

*You Can Always Come Home (screening with Shorts: Summer in the South)

Films with descriptive audio tracks:

Forget Me Not

Shared Resources


In-Person Cinema

Films with open captions:

Shared Resources (with audio description)

Films with closed captions:

* denotes this is a short film; the title of the shorts block follows in parentheses

Accepted – CC

The Conference of the Birds – CC

City of a Million Dreams – CC

*Death Is Our Business – CC (screening in Doc Shorts: There’s No Place Like New Orleans)

*Descended from The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street 

Forget Me Not – captions CC

Ludi – CC

*nape of the nape (Vaivén) – CC (screening in Doc Shorts: Hidden Portals)

*Meltdown In Dixie -CC (screening in Doc Shorts: Power to the People)

*Post-Baby Project – captions (screening in Louisiana Shorts 2: The People Here) CC

Shapeless – CC
*Ten Leaves Dilated – CC (screening in Late Night Shorts)

*When You Clean a Stranger’s Home – captions (screening in Shorts: My Mother) CC

Films with subtitles:

*Elena – subtitles (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

*17 Year Locust – subtitles ( screening in Louisiana Shorts 1: Hitting Home)

*Execution – subtitles (screening in Shorts: Confrontational Cinema)

*Fifty miles (Sju mil) – subtitles (screening in Shorts: My Mother)

*Habib & The Thief – subtitles (screening in Narrative Shorts: I See You)

*Halmoni – subtitles (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

*Lolo – subtitles  (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

*Men Who Talk – subtitles  (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

Perfume de Gardenias – subtitles

*Princess – subtitles (screening in Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me)

*Rebyrth – subtitles (screening in Shorts: My Mother)

*Searching for Ana Veldford (Buscando Ana Veldford) – subtitles (screening in Shorts: My Mother)

*She Gather Me – subtitles (screening in Experimental Shorts: Cinema Reset)

*Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me (Desde que llegaste, mi corazón dejó de pertenecerme) – subtitles (screening in Shorts: My Mother)

*Sunrise in My Mind (Tngaireah knong chet) – subtitles (screening in Narrative Shorts: I See You)

*Sushi Nachos – subtitles ( screening in The Sauce Shorts)

*The Door of Return – subtitles (screening in Doc Shorts: Hidden Portals)

*Video Visit – subtitles  (screening in Doc Shorts: Hidden Portals)

*Al-Sit – captions (screening in Narrative Shorts: Kindred)

*Customs – subtitles

*Fireflies (Vagalumes) – subtitles (screening in Experimental Shorts)

Fruits of Labor – subtitles 

*Madame Pipi – subtitles (short screening before the feature Fruits of Labor)

*My Dear God – subtitles (screening in Narrative Shorts: Uprooted)

*Be Somebody – subtitles

*Customs -subtitles

*She Wolf Totem – subtitles (screening in Narrative Shorts: (Other)Worldly)

*The Rodeo (El Rodeo) – subtitles (screening in Narrative Shorts: (Other)Worldly)

*Aquí – subtitles (screening in Shorts: We Outside)

*Beautiful! -subtitles (screening in Late Night Shorts)

*Comida Pa’ Los Pobres – subtitles

*UDaan – subtitles (screening in Hindsight Shorts)

Personal accessibility devices (Dolby Captiview and Fidelio wireless audio systems) will be available free of charge on-site at all venues with the exception of the Broadside. To check out a device, please see any door usher prior to finding your seat. They will connect you with our Technical staff who will walk you through the device usage. A photo ID will be required to check out any device which will be held and returned to you following the equipment return. All devices will be cleaned and handled according to strict, recognized protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  

New Orleans Film Festival is happy to provide American Sign Language interpreters at no charge for anybody who requests in advance. Please contact NOFS at info@neworleansfilmsociety.org or call at 504-309-6633.

Venues with Closed Captioning:

All NOFF indoor venues are equipped with Closed Captioning devices. The Broadside is not supported by devices, but films will play with Open Caption if available.  

Venues with Assisted Listening:

All NOFF indoor venues are equipped with Assisted Listening capabilities. The Broadside is not supported.

For the films providing these services, we feature Dolby Fidelio wireless audio systems that deliver both Hearing Impaired (HI) for hard-of-hearing patrons, and Visually Impaired Narration (VI) for visually impaired patrons.

Films with descriptive audio tracks:

Forget Me Not

Screening: Thursday, November 10 at 6pm at the Broad Theater

Wheelchair accessibility:

All venues are wheelchair accessible, however we want to note the following:

  • The Broadside seating area is paved with small rocks, but there is also a section with flat concrete pavement.   
  • The Orpheum parking will be challenging and any special pick-up and drop-off needs should be communicated to event staff to accommodate. 

We will provide specially paved entrances and exits for anybody with disabilities. 

Companion Tickets for Accessibility Needs:

​​We are pleased to offer 50% off companion tickets for those assisting other patrons with accessibility needs at in-person screenings. 

Please call 504-309-6633 or email: info@neworleansfilmsociety.org your name and the guest you’ll be assisting and you will receive a discount code to book tickets or passes online. 

Should you need personal assistance, please contact us in advance of the festival via email or phone, or at the venue box office on site. 

COVID Safety

NOFS cares about the health and wellness of our staff, volunteers, artists, and audience members. Below precautions will be taken during the New Orleans Film Festival for the safety of our community:

  1. NOFS will monitor City of New Orleans COVID Restrictions and CDC public health guidelines; any changes to our practices and protocols will be communicated on our website and by email to ticket and passholders. 
  2. Guests will need to show a vaccination card or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date.
    • Proof of vaccine includes LA Wallet APP SMART Health Card, an original, digital photograph or photocopy of CDC Vaccination card (both sides), or official vaccine record issued by another state, a foreign nation, or the WHO.
    • For local resources, including vaccination and testing sites, click here
  3. Masks will be required for all members of the public, staff, and volunteers regardless of vaccination status, and will be provided if needed. 
  4. Transactions will be contactless (cash or check payments won’t be accepted), only credit and debit cards, as well as Apple and Google Pay.
  5. NOFS retains the right to decline entry into a film screening or event, without a refund, for anyone who refuses to comply with these safety guidelines, including wearing a mask.
  6. Sanitizing stations will be present throughout festival grounds.

New Orleans Film Festival 2021

Clint Bowie

Clint Bowie

Artistic Director

Clint Bowie is the Artistic Director of the New Orleans Film Society, where he manages the curation of the organization’s year-round programming. He has served on review committees for ITVS, Creative Capital, NEA, FilmNorth, and Latino Public Broadcasting, and has spoken on panels organized by Sundance Institute, Firelight Media, Center for Asian American Media, Palm Springs International ShortFest, ArtHouse Convergence, and others. He has served on the board of directors for the Film Festival Alliance and Advisory Board for the Overlook Film Festival. He previously worked as a print journalist at publications across the country.

Zandashé Brown

Zandashé Brown

Artist Engagement & Programming Manager

Zandashé Brown is a Louisiana-born-and-raised writer/director and the Artist Engagement & Programming Manager for the New Orleans Film Society. A former fellow of NOFS’s Emerging Voices program, Zandashé now programs narrative works for the Academy Award-Qualifying New Orleans Film Festival as well as year-round events such as the annual South Summit, a convening that seeds conversations and actions around amplifying film and media content in the American South; and the NOFF Filmmaker Summit, a series of panels, talks, and workshops that take place yearly during the festival.

Rashada Fortier

Rashada Fortier

Programmer and Submissions Coordinator

Rashada is a Programmer and Submissions Coordinator with the New Orleans Film Festival. She also works as a Production Coordinator in the New Orleans Film Industry. She holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of New Orleans. In her spare time, she enjoys working on short films with her friends to continue being creative.

Greta Hagen-Richardson

Greta Hagen-Richardson

Programmer

Greta Hagen-Richardson is a programmer and producer with over a decade of experience in the industry. She endeavors to elevate the contributions of storytellers working outside the traditional industry. Currently, Hagen-Richardson is in film distribution at ARRAY and a programmer with several festivals. Her producing credits include films created as a fellow in Project Involve as well as the Widen the Screen initiative. With Tribeca and Slamdance premieres, her work has won several awards and garnered two NAACP Image Award nominations. Hagen-Richardson is a programmer at the New Orleans Film Festival and has contributed to many organizations including the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, True/False Film Fest, Oxford Film Festival, and the Chicago International Film Festival.

Zain Hashmat

Zain Hashmat

Programming Fellow

Zain joins NOFS this year as a Programming Fellow. Raised and educated in Mississippi, Zain has a deep love and appreciation for the people and culture of the South. And the food. Obviously the food. An obsessive cinephile, Zain is very excited to be a part of the programming team this year to assist them in all they do to uplift and showcase new voices. When he’s not working with the NOFS, you can find him at a local movie theater or the nearest coffee shop trying his very best to reach his goal of reading at least one book a year.

The programming fellowship is a new program designed to build skills and experience related to film programming and curation.

Jon Kieran

Jon Kieran

Programmer

Jon has served in NOFF’s programming department since 2012. He recently moved cross-country to take over film curation at Cinema Salem, an independent theater on Boston’s North Shore. In his spare time, he is a slow reader and novice synthesist.

Amber Love

Amber Love

Programmer

Amber Love is a filmmaker, documentary editor, and festival programmer based in Chicago, IL. Her work has premiered at the Camden International Film Festival, has played Indie Memphis and the Milwaukee Film Festival, and has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute and Union Docs. In 2019 she was selected as a NeXt Doc Fellow for her work as an emerging filmmaker, and in 2020 she was selected as a Fellow for the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Art of Editing Fellowship. She has been with NOFF since 2016.

Kate Mason

Kate Mason

Programmer

Kate Mason is a writer, performer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her artistic career blossomed in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she studied improv, sketch, acting, and drag performance. She is a programmer for the New Orleans Film Festival and producer of the Overlook Film Festival and freelances in production, operations, and programming for many other film festivals. She participated in the 2020 UnionDocs Research and Development Lab with her hybrid documentary film about jugglers. Her favorite movie is Mommie Dearest.

Kiyoko McCrae

Kiyoko McCrae

Director of Documentary Programming & Filmmaker Labs

Kiyoko McCrae is the Director of Documentary Programming and Filmmaker Labs at the New Orleans Film Society. She is also an award-winning independent film and theater director and producer, currently completing a short documentary for the Hindsight Project, a new initiative with CAAM, Firelight Media, and Reel South, and developing her first feature doc with support from CAAM and Southern Documentary Fund. She is a 2017-2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow and a 2020 John O’Neal Cultural Arts Fellow. She received her BFA in Theatre Arts from NYU’s Tisch School. She is happy to call New Orleans home with her husband Jason and their two children, Manami and Koji.

Zuri Obi

Zuri Obi

Programmer

Zuri Obi is a Haitian-American artist raised with deep cultural roots in magical realism. As a multidisciplinary filmmaker, her work strives to situate the viewer within surreal spaces that challenge conventional ‘truth’ and ‘reality’. As a Camerawomxn, she has collaborated with artists such as Solange and Lizzo, and as Creative Producer, her projects have screened at notable film festivals, including Sundance and won top awards at New Orleans Film Festival, AFI and BlackStar. Currently, she is developing her forthcoming documentary “How to Breathe Underwater”, which is a personal mother-daughter healing journey as explored through dreamwork.

Lynn Sylvan

Lynn Sylvan

Programming Fellow

Lynn Sylvan was raised in Northwest Florida and lived there until she moved to the New Orleans area in 2019. Lynn has worked with the New Orleans Film Festival in a technical capacity for the past three years. She is a zinewriter and has been making movies for over ten years.

The programming fellowship is a new program designed to build skills and experience related to film programming and curation.

Stephanie Tell

Stephanie Tell

Programmer

Stephanie Tell is a Programmer in the Narrative Shorts category of the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival, where she has worked in various capacities since 2018. Currently she is writing a PhD through the Screen Studies program at the University of Melbourne, Australia, focusing on cultures of masquerade on film. Her research interests broadly span liminal studies, affective histories, and ritual aspects of the screen experience. Previously, she was a senior curator for the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, and a freelance arts writer and critic. In another life, Stephanie lived on a warm, dry rock as a contented land iguana.

Amada Torruella

Amada Torruella

Programmer

Amada is a Central American producer, cinematographer, and artist based between El Salvador and Southern California. As a storyteller that has grieved cultural loss and displacement due to armed conflict, Amada is passionate about exploring the body-earth territory and nurturing communities through collective storytelling. Their work has been featured at Blackstar Film Festival, Femme Frontera, Skirball Cultural Center, amongst others; Amada is a 2021 JustFilms Ford Foundation/Rockwood Institute Fellow, a Brown Girls Doc Mafia member, and Vona Voices Alumni.

Angela Tucker

Angela Tucker

Programmer

Angela Tucker is a director, writer and Emmy Award winning producer who makes nonfiction and fiction films. Her most recent directorial projects include “The Trees Remember”, a series in collaboration with REI Co-Op Studios and “A New Orleans Noel”, an upcoming Lifetime holiday film starring Keisha Knight Pulliam and Patti LaBelle.

She produced “Belly of the Beast” (dir. Erika Cohn) which broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens and won an Emmy. Additional past work includes “All Skinfolk, Ain’t Kinfolk”, a documentary short which aired on PBS’ Reel South; All Styles, a dance narrative feature available on Showtime; “Black Folk Don’t”, a documentary web series featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life”, and “(A)sexual”, a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction that streamed on Netflix and Hulu.

Most recently she made the Blacklist’s Inaugural Indigenous List with “Tinder on the Rez” along with her co-writer and friend Brooke Pepion Swaney. Tucker is a Sundance Institute Fellow, a recipient of Firelight Media’s inaugural William Greaves Fund and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
As founder of TuckerGurl Inc, a boutique production company based in New Orleans, Angela is passionate about stories that highlight underrepresented communities in unconventional ways.

Rachel Lin Weaver

Rachel Lin Weaver

Programmer

Rachel Lin Weaver is an interdisciplinary media artist working in video, experimental documentary, sound, installation, and performance. Her projects explore personal and cultural memory, resilience in the face of adversity, landscapes and people in flux, and ecological systems. She is influenced by her upbringing in wilderness areas and rural communities in poverty, and finds many useful metaphors in the natural world. Weaver’s projects have been shown in many cities in the US as well as at exhibitions in nearly 30 countries since 2010. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections. In addition to her art practice, Weaver is an active documentary filmmaker. Her research is centered on creative decolonization and fighting for inclusivity, and she actively collaborates with indigenous communities. Weaver is currently Assistant Professor/Chair of Creative Technologies at the School of Visual Art at Virginia Tech and is also the curator of Cinema Reset, the new media program of the New Orleans Film Festival.