The best way to enjoy the festival is by booking a room in or near our festival headquarters, Bourbon Orleans Hotel, located in the heart of the French Quarter.

There are also plenty of housing options on Canal St. near our main theater block located at the Shops at Canal Place. There is no shortage of places to stay in the city!

Some of our other favorite haunted properties in the French Quarter include:

Hotel Monteleone

Provincial Hotel

Cornstalk Hotel

Andrew Jackson Hotel

Outside the French Quarter:

Le Pavillon

Hilton St. Charles

Please note that wherever you stay, a pass is required to attend the festivities. Pass only options are available here.

Getting There

The closest airport to  festival headquarters Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), roughly 25 minutes away from the French Quarter. Alternatively, you can fly into Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) and book a shuttle, (just under a 90 minute ride to French Quarter).


The Overlook Film Festival runs on volunteer power, and will begin accepting volunteer applications in early 2018. Be part of the team that makes this 4-day festival happen, while seeing films, meeting filmmakers and going behind the scenes at this one-of-a-kind festival experience.

Volunteer for parties & events, film screenings, transport films & filmmakers and more. Email for more info.