The New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival Project


Dear Friend,

If you joined us for our October 1 Gala honoring Vera Warren-Williams and Jennifer Turner of the Community Book Center, or October 2-10 for free Mississippi River 9th Ward Film and Arts Festival screenings and live music, the E Paul Julien exhibit or discussion with Gwen Midlo Hall, Michael Martin and Felipe Smith, at Bayou Road, the Lower 9th Ward Village, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation or the Contemporary Arts Center, then you know the value and fun in what we do!

Please donate to NOAFEST.  A contribution, large or small, helps us continue showcasing New Orleans and guest filmmakers, artists and scholars, and screening stunning films from and about sister communities such as Haiti, Cuba, Ghana, Mali and Mississippi.

We need your support!  Please go to

Did you know you may become a member of NOAFEST (2011) for $40?  In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a young and vibrant organization that needs you, you’ll be able to purchase a discounted ticket for next year’s Gala, as well as receive an invitation to the 2011 Festival After Party with filmmakers and other guests!

For those who missed the October blitz, it’s not too late to check us out this season.  Come on down for one of our four remaining Cinéma Première monthly screenings, January – April! See below and visit our website for details.


With sincere thanks and best wishes for your holiday season,

Joseph Gaï Ramaka                                                      Eileen Julien

Co-President & Festival Director                                 Co-President



Special thanks to:

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation


NOAFEST is a tax-exempt public charity


Welcome to Fair Grinds ! 

3133 Ponce de Leon NOLA 70119


Friday January 7


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6 pm  Dive !  Independent film with special guest, Director Jeremy Seifert 

7:30 pm Tom Marron and Daron Douglas - guitar, fiddle, harmonica

6 - 8 pm For lagniappe:  Wine Tasting at Swirl Wine Bar

             3143 Ponce de Leon NOLA 70119




  Cinéma Première Inside/Outside at the Café Rose Nicaud !

      632 Frenchmen Street, 70116











Six independent films will premiere over several months (October 2010 – April 2011) at Café Rose Nicaud 

The directors will accompany their films to answer questions about their subjects and techniques.


Friday February 11, at 7:30 pm    Abel Raises Cain With Director Jenny Abel

Friday March 11, at 7:30 pm   Awake My Soul. : The story of the sacred harp With Director Matt Hinton

Friday April 8, at 7:30 pm  Prodigal Sons With Director Kimberly



For more information