The New Orleans Film Festival is an Oscar-qualifying diamond of the city. It is an annual event organized by the New Orleans Film Society and has been held since the society's inception. The so-called "Cannes on the Mississippi" features national and international short and feature films.
This unbelievable occasion is flooded with more than 400 filmmakers from every corner of the world in attendance at over 230 films. More than 25,000 people gather together for nine days to engage with visionary films, directors, and film lovers. To complement this, there is delicious food, second-line parades, brass bands, and Mardi Gras beads for the filmmakers.
For the last few years, the festival has hosted around 400 filmmakers who came to show their masterpieces.