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
  • MY STORY: Community Film and Photo Workshops @ NORDC

    SESSION 1: January 28 – Feb 25 SESSION 2: March 4 – April 15 Saturdays @ NORDC Tremé Center NOVAC and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission are teaming up to offer FREE documentary video and photography workshops at the NORDC Treme Center.  These workshops......

  • BR: BetteR Premiere at the Manship Theatre

    FEB 9, 2017: We are thrilled to announce the premiere screening event of BetteR, NOVAC’s documentary series focusing on the violence, political unrest and unprecedented flooding which affected Baton Rouge in the summer of 2016, and the efforts of the community to make BR BetteR.......

  • BR: Intro to Lighting with Abe Felix

    FEB 4 & 5, 2017: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm   NOVAC, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Office of Community Development, is providing 2 days of in-depth training to locals looking to learn different lighting techniques for film production. The class will......

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!

  • BR: BetteR Premiere at the Manship Theatre

    FEB 9, 2017: We are thrilled to announce the premiere screening event of BetteR, NOVAC’s documentary series focusing on the violence, political unrest and unprecedented flooding which affected Baton Rouge in the summer of 2016, and the efforts of the community to make BR BetteR.......

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    Tourist

    a short film by Paavo Hanninen   ‘Tourist’ is a short film that tells the story of Martha, A British woman who travels to New Orleans to escape mounting family pressure back home in the wake of her mother’s recent passing. While searching for human......

  • Animals

    a documentary by Benjamin Simmons   Animals is a love story about a shoe. It is set in New Orleans in the early 90s and tells the tale of inner city kids re-appropriating high-end fashion to meet their wants and needs. This entertaining story is......

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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.