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New Orleans Film Festival

10/16/2014 - 10/23/2014 | New Orleans

Known the world over for its charm, eclecticism, and artistic vibrance, the city of New Orleans offers the perfect backdrop for a film festival. Festival guests often reference the camaraderie among attendees, something that the festival nourishes through receptions, parties, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and opportunities to interact with local audiences. Filmmakers find themselves hatching plans for future projects over red beans and rice and praline bacon, meeting new filmmaking collaborators while exploring Mardi Gras floats at the annual filmmaker brunch, and rubbing elbows with Oscar winners at mansion parties in the city’s French Quarter.

in just four years, the festival has more than doubled its overall attendance, now serving over 22,000 attendees, and has also quadrupled the number of filmmakers in attendance (nearly 85% of all films had a representative in attendance at the festival). It’s fast becoming known as a festival where emerging filmmakers flock for the opportunity to connect with each other and interact with a diverse audience in a city that has an international reputation for knowing how to have a good time.

The festival prides itself on being a discovery festival, where overlooked films can find a home. More than 91% of all festival selections come directly from submissions. The remaining slots are curated films that represent some of the most exciting end-of-year releases of the year. Last year’s festival, for example, included screenings of the Oscar-nominated films Nebraska and August Osage County well ahead of their scheduled release dates, as well as the national premiere of Godfrey Reggio’s new film Visitors.

For more information visit the NOFF website at: http://neworleansfilmsociety.org/pages/detail/31/film-festival

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