At NOVAC, we believe storytellers empower communities. So we empower storytellers.

 

At 45 years old, NOVAC has been ‘rolling on the river’ since 1972, continuously providing our community’s storytellers with the training, resources and opportunities to ensure their voices and visions can be made real. We invite you to be part of our community of storytellers; today, in New Orleans and in Baton Rouge, NOVAC provides creative industry workforce training, independent filmmaker education, community film events, independent media production, youth media productions and education programs and video preservation services.

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Upcoming Events

 

Classes. Screenings. Conferences. Networking Nights. Special Events! NOVAC is everywhere and so can you. Check out our events calendar for the what’s what. Green = New Orleans, Blue = Baton Rouge, Orange = everywhere.

Events Calendar
  • Sync Up Cinema 2017

    It’s festival time y’all, and NOVAC is pleased once again to partner with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to bring you Sync Up Cinema – three days of free films, panels and fun at the Jazz and Heritage Center! Kicking off with the......

  • BR: PA Bootcamp 6/17 & 6/18

    June 17 and 18, 2017: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm NOVAC, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Office of Community Development, is providing 2 days of in-depth training to locals looking to learn what it takes to be a production assistant on a......

  • Creative Connect: April – Evan Kidd & HOME REMEDY

    Creative Connect, a monthly meet up hosted by The Parlor and NOVAC:BR, exists to create a space for the Louisiana creative community to be inspired to dream bigger and execute projects together. This month, we’re welcoming local filmmaker, Evan Kidd, who along with his cast......

BetteR Documentary Project

 

BetteR, a documentary web series produced by NOVAC with support from the Foundation for Louisiana, highlights groups and individuals in the Baton Rouge community that are promoting healing and unity in the aftermath of the events of the summer of 2016.

Featured NOVAC Sponsored Projects

 

NOVAC loves supporting the boundless creativity of local filmmakers.  We work with filmmakers from a variety of genres to help them get their projects developed, produced and distributed, through consulting, fiscal sponsorship and more  Check out some of our favorite NOVAC -sponsored projects, and get your finger on the pulse of local film!

  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

    A Ross Brothers Film Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is a portrait of the lives of a disparate group of patrons and employees at an American watering hole today… Donate to Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets...

  • The New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project

    The New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project is an annual event that helps strengthen the home-grown Louisiana film industry and connects it to a global filmmaking community. During a wild weekend, teams of filmmakers are recruited from across the Southeastern Louisiana region to write, shoot,......

  • Easy Does It

    by EFI Productions and Worklight Pictures   Easy Does It is a narrative feature film (by EFI Productions and Worklight Pictures) set in a decrepit fantasy world of 1970s Southern Americana. The story follows two wild best friends- Jack and Scottie, who turn to crime to escape......

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We’re a membership-based organization, which means we exist to serve our diverse community of filmmakers, film students, film workers and film lovers. We’re proud of the work our members do, and work to provide the best and brightest in technology, talent and expertise year-round, so that our local filmmaking community continues to thrive and grow.

 

NOVAC memberships start at $50. Join us today, so you, too, can get some.