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
  • Stop Motion Animation w/ Martha Colburn

    Join NOVAC New Orleans for a day of stop motion magic with experimental filmmaker Martha Colburn! Saturday, May 20th, 10am-4pm Register  http://novacvideo.org/event/stop-motion-workshop-martha-colburn/...

  • Editing 101 with Brent Joseph

    September 9 – 10 Editing 101 will be a two-day workshop where participants will learn how to use Adobe’s Premiere Pro software to edit narrative & documentary films. The class time with be divided into four parts. Brief introduction to editing theory and style. Overview of editing......

  • Creative Connect – May 30th

    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 Mina Estrada and Coco Loupe of CKA – currentlyknownas,......

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...

  • 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 built......

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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.