NEW ORLEANS (press release) The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) unveiled the visual identity of the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival which will be held Oct. 16–23. All-Access Passes for the festival are now on Summer Pre-Sale with up to a $100 discount at

The festival’s 30th-anniversary look and feel, designed by New Orleans–based Maria Hinds Design Studio, visually captures the perspective shift experienced upon watching great cinema, with an emphasis on the festival’s success on discovering and showcasing exceptional new films to audiences from New Orleans and beyond.

“We’re really excited about this year’s festival art,” said Clint Bowie, artistic director of the New Orleans Film Society. “With its obvious reference to classic cinema design used in films like Hitchcock’s Vertigo, the artwork speaks to the power of film to ensorcel an audience, drawing them deeper and deeper into a story and inviting reflection, engagement, and a reframing of preconceived notions. Great art absorbs you, and this design fully captures that.”

Over the past 10 years, the New Orleans Film Festival showcased over 60 Academy Award® nominees ahead of their nominations, including opening the festival with Best Picture winners in 2011 (The Artist), 2013 (12 Years a Slave), and 2019 (Greenbook). During this period, the festival debuted the work of over 2,000 emerging filmmakers whose distinctive voices are shaping the landscape of contemporary cinema.

In its 30-year history, the festival hosted world-renowned filmmakers like Steve McQueen, Agnieszka Holland, Julie Dash, D. A. Pennebaker, Peter Farrelly, Taylor Hackford, Rob Reiner, and acclaimed actors including Lupita N’yongo, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Biel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Patricia Clarkson, and Gabourey Sidibe.

On its 30th anniversary this October, the festival will bring 240+ films and over 500 filmmakers to New Orleans for 8 days. The Contemporary Arts Center will serve as the festival hub with two theaters, the main box office, a virtual reality exhibition, a bar, and more, and there will be film screenings around the city at the Prytania Theatre, The Broad Theater, Orpheum Theater, and The New Orleans Advocate.


Film and screenplay submissions for #NOFF2019 are open through June 21 via The full film and event lineup will be announced in mid-August.



All-Access Passes for the New Orleans Film Festival are on Summer Pre-Sale with $50 off of the regular price until July 9th, 2019 at


This is the best time to join the New Orleans Film Society as a member to get an additional $50 off on All-Access Passes, for a total discount of $100, the deepest discount offered to members all year. Film Society members also get discounted and free tickets for year-round events, and receive a weekly newsletter with special deals on film events in New Orleans.

All-Access Pass holders enjoy free tickets to all screenings with priority entrance to theaters, access to parties every night of the festival, feel like a star at the Festival VIP Lounge, and more.

#NOFF2019 Weekender, Six Film, and Student Passes will be available later this Summer.