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New Orleans Film Society Announces 26th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

New Orleans Film Society Announces 26th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

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The New Orleans Film Society has announced the lineup for the 26th annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 14–22 at venues across the city. The festival features 173 selections from NOFF’s open call for submissions from independent filmmakers, in addition to more than one dozen additional films that have acquired distribution. 

“The sustained growth of the festival demonstrates that Louisiana is an established hub of the entertainment industry,” said New Orleans Film Society Executive Director Jolene Pinder, “and the New Orleans Film Festival serves as a barometer for what’s happening in the state.”

The 2015 Festival will showcase 24 feature films selected for competition: eight films in the Narrative Films in Competition category, seven films in the Documentary Films in Competition category and nine films in the Louisiana Features category. Opening, centerpiece and closing-night feature films will be announced in the coming weeks.

Narrative Competition

“Cover Me,” dir: Garret Bradley – Louisiana Premiere

“Cowards Do It Slow,” dir: Sean Loftus & Michael Padraic Scahill – World Premiere

“Driving While Black,” dir: Paul Sapiano – Louisiana Premiere

“Embers,” dir: Claire Carre – Southern Premiere

“fRENCH DIRTYy,” dir: Wade Allain-Marcus & Jesse Allain-Marcus – Southern Premiere

“It Had To Be You,” dir: Sasha Gordon – Louisiana Premiere 

“Jackie Boy,” dir: Cody Campanale – World Premiere

“Jason and Shirley,” dir: Stephen Winter – Louisiana Premiere

Documentary Films in Competition

“Deal With It,” dir: Shamira Raphaela – Souther Premiere 

“Hotel Nueva Isla,” dir: Irene Gutierrez – Louisiana Premiere

“Missing People,” dir: David Shapiro – Louisiana Premiere

“Portrait of a Lone Farmer,” dir: Jide Tom Akinleminu – Louisiana Premiere 

“Scrum,” dir: Poppy Stockell – Southern Premiere 

“The Seventh Fire,” dir: Jack Pettibone Riccobono – Louisiana Premiere

“Touch the Light (Tocando La Luz),” dir: Jennifer Redfearn – Southern Premiere 

Louisiana Features

“Consequence,” dir: Jonathan Nguyen & Ashley George – World Premiere 

“Delt Justice: The Islenos Trappers War,” dir: David DuBos – World Premiere

“Dog Man,” dir: Richie Adams – World Premiere

“Forgive and Forget,” dir: Aaron Abdin – World Premiere 

“The King of New Orleans,” dir: Allen Frederic – World Premiere 

“Love Me True,” dir: Kirby Voss – World Premiere 

“The Mourning Hills,” dir: Todd Campbell – New Orleans Premiere

“The Phantasmagorical Clarence John Laughlin,” dir: Gene Fredericks – North American Premiere

“Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town,” dir: David Rae Morris — Louisiana Premiere 

Visit the NOFF website for more information.

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