The 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival’s aim is to celebrate the year’s best films, from both new and established filmmakers. Curated by the New Orleans Film Society, the annual, 9-day festival features not just dozens of screenings but also Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, panel discussions, seminars, and workshops.
While a full schedule of screenings is still in the process of being revealed, 27 of the in-competition titles have been released for this year’s Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Louisiana Feature categories.
Challenging, moving, bold, and awe-inspiring are the terms being used to describe those titles already announced: films about New Orleans Covenant House and the young people who seek shelter there; the effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans musicians; and a look at St. Augustine High School football team’s history, to detail just a few.
A list of the in-competition films already announced for the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival can be found on the festival site’s blogpage. A full festival schedule should be released in coming weeks.
One of the bigger changes this year is the move to secure more screening venues downtown for a walkable, campus-like experience. In the past, the New Orleans Film Festival has had showings across the city at numerous venues. While this remains true, having the newly added venues more tightly clustered downtown will make getting to multiple films much easier for ticket-holders.
Tickets and passes are available online at the New Orleans Film Festival website – get yours today!
New Orleans Film Festival 2016
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