The Louisville Film Society was established in 2007 to enrich our community by exhibiting independent, classic, experimental, and international cinema in the Greater Louisville area. These films and filmmakers bring us new, innovative, and sometimes challenging perspectives through creative and educational film programming.

Throughout the year, LFS programs various events including screenings, workshops, parties and industry get togethers to strengthen the creative community and the bond with its audience. It is our hope that LFS will continue to elevate this vision to new heights, providing the foundation for an organization that will ultimately become a vital component of Louisville’s cultural landscape and have a meaningful economic impact for many local businesses.


When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
— George Clooney, Kentucky Native

What We've Achieved

  • Founded in 2007.
  • Partnered with over 40 organizations in Louisville and Kentucky.
  • In 2009, LFS presents the first Flyover Film Festival at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
  • March 2014, Inaugural LFS Oscar Party.
  • In 2014, LFS launched IF Film an affiliate of IdeaFestival.

non-Discrimination policy

The Louisville Film Society is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. It is the policy of the Louisville Film Society to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, the Louisville Film Society is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Accordingly, the Louisville Film Society will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our board, employees, volunteers, or any other individual at our facilities by anyone, including any supervisor, co-worker, vendor, client, customer, or ward of the Louisville Film Society.