• Creative Connect Birthday Bash on 8/29

    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. The Parlor is located at 705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge. Creative Connect......

  • New Orleans Tricentennial Story Incubator

    As the Crescent City prepares for its 300th Anniversary celebration, four film and artist support organizations join forces to celebrate and share our rich history and culture by cultivating and funding five short films that focus on New Orleans. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy/Film......

  • BR: Locations 101 – 9/23 & 9/24

    BR – Locations 101 Workshop September 23 & 24, 2017 Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm Want a multi-faceted position in the film industry? Or do you want to start making your own films? Knowing the ins and outs of “Locations” will fit both......

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.

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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...

  • Breasts

    A film by Eva Contis  When a working mother mentions to her male co-worker that she has to pump her breasts, he slaps her with a sexual harassment complaint.   Donate to Breasts the Film...

  • Corner Stores

    A documentary by Julia E. Evans  “Save our corner stores!,” a neighbor shouts on the corner of Dryades and Second. New Orleans is a city built around its corner stores. Yet, the city’s corner stores are disappearing. Corner Stores is a showcase of New Orleans’......

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