After 45 years, NOVAC is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Gulf South. We believe storytellers empower communities, so we empower storytellers, with creative, educational and economic opportunities. NOVAC accomplishes this mission through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.


Whether you’re looking for a new career in the exciting creative industry or interested in developing your artistic potential, NOVAC can help! We partner with many local and national organizations and artists to bring quality media training and special events to the community at affordable prices.

Media Arts Education


Independent filmmaker educational series of seminars and panel discussions designed to help our indie filmmakers sophisticated training they need to produce their own projects.

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Job Referrals


As a benefit of membership, NOVAC members have the opportunity to “opt-in” to NOVAC’s Job Referral Program. To participate, become a member today!

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Film Industry Workforce Training


From 2007-2011, NOVAC has operated Ready, Set, Film! a NO-COST intensive, hands-on training program designed to prepare students for entry-level work in the local creative industry. Students receive technical training along with soft-skills development and workforce ready skills in an applied learning environment. Graduates of the program receive job placement assistance. If you are an employer in the creative industry, please contact us for free personalized job referral support.

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Technical & Aesthetics Workshops


Look for NOVAC’s pop-up classes, short, intensive workshops designed to provide training in a short period of time and at a price you can afford.

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Filmmaker Services


Continuously offering low-cost access to production equipment and editing software and facilities through the Equipment Rental program. We also offer local filmmakers fiscal sponsorship for a low fee where individual artists or groups affiliate can partner with NOVAC to apply for grants and receive tax-deductible contributions available only to 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

For Filmmakers

Born Digital


A comprehensive range of programming, with a flagship program at Clark Prep High School, and programming partnerships with Urban League College Track, Big Class and more.

Youth Programs

Become a Member


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.