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Fw: 24th NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL Starts Thursday - Tickets on Sale NOW

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Subject: 24th NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL Starts Thursday - Tickets on Sale NOW
To engage, educate, & inspire through the art of film.

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Welcome to the 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival!
Twenty four years in the making, NOFF is one of the South's premier destinations for independent cinema. And word is getting out. For two years running, MovieMaker Magazine has named NOFF one of the "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," a badge of honor that draws amazing new directors into the NOFF family each year.

As word travels that the Big Easy knows how to roll out the red carpet, the number of filmmakers traveling from far corners of the globe increases, all in the spirit of sharing their work with New Orleans audiences. With over 275 filmmakers expected to attend this year, NOFF is the place to connect with industry veterans and up-and-coming luminaries alike.

We see movies being made on the streets all around us here in New Orleans. Now take this rare chance to talk to the people who make them, whether they hail from New Orleans, Amsterdam, Japan, Chile, Iceland, Los Angeles, Haiti, or Brazil.


Opening Night Film
12 Years a Slave
  dir. Steve McQueenThursday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. Civic Theatre NOFF welcomes back to New Orleans the brilliant team behind this fall's most buzzed-about film, 12 Years a Slave. The locally-shot feature is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. Director Steve McQueen will be in attendance at this red-carpet event, along with cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, and Lupita Nyong'o.  
$15 NOFS Members | $20 Non-Members
We are currently SOLD OUT of advance tickets. A LIMITED number of tickets will be available at the door. (All-Access Passholders will be given priority to these tickets.) The Civic Theatre Box Office will open at 6:00 p.m., at which time customers may begin lining up for these limited tickets. Any available seats will be sold shortly before the film begins. These General Admission tickets do not grant entry to the Opening Night Party.
NOFF offers something for everyone: from animated short films to feature-length music docs and awards-season contenders, you can certainly find something that interests you in the lineup.

Below is just a sampling of the many films screening as part of the festival
. Click on one of the posters to learn more about the film:

Closing Night Film:  
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
  dir. Lily Keber
Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:00 p.m. Civic Theatre

This locally made documentary explores the life, times, and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced."
$15 NOFS Members and Recording Academy Members (at box office only) | $20 Non-Members 
We are currently SOLD OUT of advance tickets to this screening. A LIMITED number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door the day of the screening. (All-Access Passholders will be given priority to these tickets.) General Admission tickets do not grant entry to the Closing Night Party.
In addition to screening, parties, and receptions, the festival also hosts a number of FREE panels. Topics include "Shaping the Story in Post-Production," "Mapping the Future of Film in Louisiana," "A Conversation with Godfrey Reggio," a case study of the new, locally-shot film Homefront, and others.
Panelists include director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), Oscar-nominated editor Kevin Tent (Nebraska), William Buster of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and co-inventer of the Avid Film Composer Michael Phillips, among many others.


New Orleans Film Festival Party: Step Right Up...To the Bounce House

Sat., Oct. 12, 10:30 pm - 1:30 am

Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Drive) 
Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, games, and special performances by bounce artist Sissy Nobby and DJQ. Mingle with the 275+ filmmakers in New Orleans for this year's largest film fest affair. For ticket information click here.

Open to the public: $5 NOFS Members | $10 General Admission

Sponsored by Creative America, Don Julio Tequila, Hollywood Trucks, NOLA Brewing, PRB, PJ's Coffee, Scene Magazine, and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Individual tickets for regular festival screenings are $8 for NOFS members / $10 general admission. Student rush tickets will be available for $5 (available for screenings with open seats left at the start time of the film-rush tickets cannot be purchased in advance and are subject to availability, and you must have valid student ID). 

Our main festival box office--at the Contemporary Arts Center--is now open daily from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (and starting on Thursday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day during the festival). Other venue boxes are open during the festival beginning one hour before the first screening at that venue.  
It's not too late to volunteer for this year's festival! Get involved, meet new people, and share your love of film!

Not only does every volunteer receive a free movie ticket to watch a film of their choice, but volunteering is a great way to make connections and attend some fantastic events and parties in our amazing city! AND if you work 40 hours during the festival, you receive a free membership to the Film Society for the entire year.
Come join us in our mission to engage, educate, and inspire through the art of film.
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activities. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: 
  2. Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
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