Parties and Receptions
“New Orleans Film Festival parties set the bar for U.S. film festivals” – Moviemaker Magazine
#NOFF2019 parties are open to All Access and Weekender Pass holders only, except for the Saturday Night Party. Click here to purchase your pass.
Open to All Access Passholders Only. No one will be "shushing" you in this library! Dance to the sounds of DJ Heelturn and enjoy specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by The Library, sponsored by St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission. You're sure to find a comfy spot on one of the Library’s patios and plush leather sofas fit for bibliophiles and cinephiles alike.
Open to All Access Passholders Only You've probably noticed the amazing lineup of musicians that the NOFF 2019 Music Initiative is bringing out...now Monday is our chance to give them a break and let you flex the musical side of your creativity! Come ready to belt your favorite tunes (or play backup dancer for your friends) at a good old fashioned karaoke party. Our sponsor SAGindie knows a good performance when they see one, so shoot your shot!
Open to All Access and Weekender Passholders Only. What better way to close out the weekend than with a NOLA style kickback at Three Keys in the Ace Hotel New Orleans. Dance through the lush and design-forward lobby bar to DJ Ally Bea and enjoy a cash bar and flowing specialty cocktails inside Three Keys. If you want to jazz up your look a bit, stop at the DARE by Dionna J Glitter Bar. Most cities don't party so hard on a Sunday, but New Orleans isn't most cities.
Open to All Access, Weekender, and Student Pass holders. NOFF celebrates the Louisiana premiere of Burning Cane with our home-grown filmmaker in true NOLA fashion. In New Orleans, Hip Hop and Bounce have celebrated many more than 30 years in the upper echelon of party vibes...so join us for a hip-hop house party in...you guessed it...an old school gymnasium."It's Lit" will display some of the best local hip hop and bounce acts of today from the #NOFF2019 Music Initiative cohort.
Open to All Access and Weekender Pass holders Only. A true New Orleans food & wine experience! Explore the Chloe Wine Collection on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the hosted bar with a focus on a few favorite New Orleans cocktails.
Open to All Access Passholders Only. Mailchimp presents the Filmmaker Welcome Party at The Drifter Hotel, a welcome for #NOFF2019 filmmakers and industry guests. Tasty Treat Food Truck will be on site with some complimentary treats for the first to arrive.
Open to All Access Passholders Only. Following the opening night screening of the Opening Night Film (TBA) at the Orpheum Theater, The Original Big 7 will lead us in a traditional second line to historic Gallier Hall.
Artists United would like to welcome artists and arts organizations of all disciplines to join us for celebration and collaboration. Bring your needs, your questions, and your festive appetites.
Toast the work of the music and film representatives participating in the NOFF 2019 Music Initiative while jamming to Daria & the Hip Drops. Expect small bites, flowing wine, and good vibes.The NOFF 2019 Music Initiative is sponsored by NOLABA with additional support from the City of New Orleans’ Film Office and Louisiana Entertainment, and The Recording Academy. Special thanks to the Guild of Music Supervisors and The Recording Academy for their consultation and advice.
Join the Baton Rouge Film Commission in recognizing the incredible achievements of 2019 NOFF filmmakers. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and just over an hour's drive from New Orleans. The city offers a wide variety of film locations and is home to Celtic Studios which has nearly 150,000 square feet of design-built stage space. Come and enjoy food and drinks and learn about all that Baton Rouge has to offer as a filming location.
Celebrate Southern filmmaking in style with brews, beats, and the Atlanta Film Festival crew. Hear directly from them about some of their amazing projects, upcoming events and how to get more involved in the festival.
Join the Panavision and Light Iron teams for an afternoon fete to recognize the immense filmmaking talent in the festival. Learn more from the jury prize sponsors for Best Narrative Feature and Louisiana Shorts about their cutting edge work in the industry. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by Clean Course and beverages.
Join us for drinks and snacks as we celebrate the 20 finalists in the second annual New Orleans Film Festival Screenplay Competition. We will announce the winners in each of four categories, including Feature Screenplay, Short Film Screenplay, Episodic Screenplay, and Louisiana Screenplay.
Join us for hors d’oeuvres and drinks as we celebrate a day of filmmaker pitches and announce the winner of the IF/Then Shorts American South Pitch (in partnership with Surdna Foundation) that will receive up to $25,000 in funding, a year of mentorship with Tribeca Film Institute, and a post-production package from Storyville Post.