The UNO Filmmakers Club presents the largest student run Film Festival in Louisiana, sponsored by the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre. This year's 12th Annual UNO Film Festival will be hosted in the Robert E. Nims theater in the Performing Arts Center on UNO’s Lakefront Campus.
The festival showcases the best short narrative and documentary films made by students and independent filmmakers from New Orleans to around the globe. The UNO Film Fest is organized by the UNO Filmmakers Club, a group of dedicated graduate and undergraduate film students who hope to bring the festival into the spotlight of a growing film industry in New Orleans, or as we like to call it, Hollywood of the South.

Best of Fest

Best Directing

Best Cinematography

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Screenplay

Best Editing

Best Sound Design

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

Best Original Score

Best Documentary

Best Silent Film

Best Undergraduate Film

Best High School Film

Audience Award Winner (Friday)

Audience Award Winner (Saturday)

Audience Award Winner (Sunday)

*Awards Packages range from $50- $5000. Past sponsors include: Available Lighting, Final Draft, FotoKem, 4:4:4 Camera, Pro Sound, NOLA 48 Hour Film Fest, Local 478, Celtx, NOVAC, The Holding Tent, Movie Magic, Scrivener, New Orleans Film Society, Worklight, AMP'D Studio, Reginelli's Pizzeria, Pizza Delicious, American Luxury Limousines, Purple Monkey, Bad Boy Mowers, The Black List, and Abita

All filmmakers who submit to a student category must provide proof. If you are a student, please email from your student e-mail for a waiver code.

All submissions, including UNO students, must submit work-in-progress or a finished film by April 16th, 2018, the Jury Deadline.

If you wish to have your film screened by the Jury and be eligible for Awards, you MUST submit your film by April 16th, 2018. You may submit an updated version by the 27th if you submit a work-in-progress by the 16th.

If you miss the Jury Qualification Deadline on the 16th of April, you may still submit your Finished Film by April 27th, 2018 (the Regular Deadline), for a chance to be showcased in the film fest and win an audience award.

Overall Rating
  • W. Trent Welstead

    Friendly, efficient communication. Thrilled to have been selected!

    May 2018
  • Brett Reiter

    The staff and programmers are so helpful and communicative. They graciously helped me fix a mistake. Great festival overall too!

    July 2017
  • Stella Maris

    This is a really fun fest with awesome prizes! Everyone I spoke with was extremely helpful and kind.

    May 2017
  • Joey Harmon

    Wonderful festival! I had a blast, highly recommended.

    May 2017