New Orleans Film Festival

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New Orleans Film Festival
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Language International

The New Orleans Film Festival is an annual film festival organized by the nonprofit organization New Orleans Film Society, a film society founded in 1989. The festival has been held since the society's inception. The festival takes place in mid-October.[1] The festival, nicknamed "Cannes on the Mississippi", features national and international feature films and short films. The festival had one off-year when New Orleans suffered the effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[2]

Over 200 films are screened each festival, and around 300 filmmakers are in attendance.

In 2012, MovieMaker magazine included the New Orleans Film Festival on their "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" list. named the New Orleans Film Festival as one of "Fifteen Fests You Should Enter" in 2012.


  1. ^ Retz, Becky; Gaffney, James. Insiders' Guide to New Orleans (3rd ed.). Insiders' Guide. pp. 211–212. ISBN 0-7627-3456-6. 
  2. ^ Odom, Brittany (October 4, 2007). "New Orleans film festival returns to city". Courtboullion. Dillard University. Retrieved August 30, 2010. 

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