Early Bird Passes are on sale now! We will announce the date for ticket sales in late August.  See PASSES + FILM PACKAGES for more information on prices and details on what is included with the All Access Pass. 

All Access Pass

FREE admission to all festival screenings (150 movie options to choose from), with reservations(either online or at box office) reservations are required to get to the screenings

early access to online reservations – those are usually open 2-3 weeks before the Festival starts and 1 week before the general public

access to the Festival VIP Lounge  – relax and refuel between screenings with food, beverages and entertainment and special receptions – open each day of the Festival  

entry to all official NOFF 2017 parties (each night of the Festival) and receptions

priority entrance to all screenings – All Access pass holders are always FIRST in line to get best seats in the theater

an advance copy of the Program Guide – it is mailed to your door right before the Festival

NOFS Member discount on vintage merchandise – we have a nice selection of vintage and current merchandise (28 years collection, including posters and t-shirts).


Early Bird prices available until August 31st, 2017

NOFS Members $225 | General $295


Regular prices start on September 1st, 2017

NOFS Members $250 | General $320


To receive member discount, please log in first with your NOFS member number



Tickets go on sale online few weeks before the Festival for All Access Pass holders and New Orleans Film Society members FIRST.  General tickets will be available 1 week before the Festival.

The Festival main box office opens on October 9th, 2017. It will be located at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. The exact hours will be announced closer to the Festival.    

Information about Ticket Sales will be available soon.

Tell me more about the Rush Line. 

The Rush Line will form 30 minutes before showtime at the corresponding venue.

Approximately 10 minutes prior to the screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to those in line.

There is a maximum of 1 ticket per person.

Do I need to print out the ticket I bought online or can it be scanned on my cell phone?

We are able to scan QR codes from tickets through electronic devices. We request that you pull up your ticket ahead of time while waiting in line.

What if my printer doesn’t work or I forget the ticket?

Visit any NOFF box office to have your tickets reprinted. However, you have to show your order number, photo ID, or NOFS membership card.

When do online ticketing and reservations end?

Two hours before the listed start time for the film. After that, tickets can be purchased at the box office. Box Office opens one hour prior to showtime.

Can I get student rush tickets in advance?

No. You must follow the rules of the rush line, which starts 30 minutes before each screening. You also must present a valid student ID to purchase rush tickets.

Are NOFF purchases refundable?

All sales are final, including NOFF merchandise. Passes and tickets are neither refundable nor transferable. Only in a situation that a screening is canceled by NOFF, all tickets will be refunded.

I’m an NOFS member. How many tickets can I reserve at the member price?

You can reserve one ticket per membership at the discounted price (two tickets for dual memberships).

What methods of payment are accepted at NOFF box offices?

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash

Checks are accepted only for membership + donation with valid ID.

I can’t decide between two movies playing at the same time. Can I reserve seats to both and decide later?

Unfortunately, our system can’t accommodate that.



Passes are available for pick-up only at the Main Box Office at Ace Hotel New Orleans.

Most of the Passes will be ready to pick up starting October 9, when the Main Box Office opens. Only festival guests (filmmakers, jurors, panelists, mentors) pick up time begins on Tuesday, October 13th.

You have to wear your Pass to all NOFF screenings and events to gain access to the priority access lines, parties, and the VIP Lounge.

Can I flash my Pass and get into a movie?

All pass holders are required to reserve and print tickets in advance of screenings.

I purchased an Unlimited Film Package or a Six Film Package. Do I get a physical pass to wear?

No. We’ll give you a package number to reserve tickets online or at any box office.

I lost my Pass. Can I get a replacement?

Please report to Pass Pick Up location at the main box office. The replacements will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please note that there will be a fee charged when addressing lost, forgotten, or stolen passes.



What if I am running late?

To guarantee seating, you have to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the film, even if you have a ticket or reservation.

If you have not checked in 10 minutes before the screening time, NOFF releases your ticket or reservation for sale. This means there is no guarantee you will be admitted to the movie. We do not issue refunds if ticket holders arrive late.

Can I save a place for my guest arriving later?

Saving space in line or seats in the theater is not permitted.

Can I bring outside food or drinks to a theater?

No. All the venues will have concessions offering drinks and snacks. Some venues have restaurants in close proximity and serve alcohol that can be brought into the theater.

Are all Festival venues ADA accessible?

All venues meet ADA requirements. Please refer to Venue Page for specific information on each venue.

Contact the NOFF two weeks in advance to request any additional accommodations. NOFF staff will make every effort to provide appropriate accommodations to ensure a positive and equitable experience for all our guests.

Can I bring my child to a movie during the Festival?

Most of the NOFF screenings are only appropriate for adults and are not suitable for younger audiences. Selected screenings will be marked as family-friendly in the program guide and those movies are recommended for wider audiences, including those under 18. We urge all filmgoers to read the full descriptions and view trailers, when available, on our website before making final selections.

Notice on filming and photography:

While attending the New Orleans Film Festival events, please be reminded that your photograph or image may be taken at any event, including inside or outside of buildings. As such, you hereby agree to relinquish any reasonable expectation of privacy and understand that the use of your image does not violate any right of privacy, law, regulation or agreement. Moreover, you hereby grant permission to New Orleans Film Society to use, or authorize others to use, any photograph, motion picture, image, recording, or any other record of your participation in activities within the film festival in whole or in part, in perpetuity, in all media and means, for commercial purposes or any other legitimate purpose for the New Orleans Film Festival.