NOVAC Sponsored Projects

  • 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’......

  • 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......

  • Roots of Fire

    by Abby Berendt Lavoi and Jeremy Lavoi   Roots of Fire is a documentary film and digital series that explores Louisiana French Music as it pushes into the future. The film will spotlight breakout artists who are creating music rooted in Louisiana French, as they......

  • 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......

  • bckstry.org

    A film initiative for Acadiana Bckstry is an organization based in Lafayette, LA that supports local artists, mentors, aspiring filmmakers, and creates festival-worthy films. Donate to bckstry...

  • Spotlight New Orleans

    a live and web variety show by John Calhoun   SPOTLIGHT New Orleans is New Orleans’ very own late night talk show helmed by the friendly and charismatic John Calhoun. Jimmy Fallon meets Prairie Home Companion Conan O’Brien meets Austin City Limits Dick Cavett meets Pee Wee’s Playhouse......

  • Forgotten Bayou

    A documentary by Victoria Greene Bayou Corne, Louisiana was once a thriving Cajun community. On August 3, 2012 a sinkhole swallowed a swath of nearby swamps and after a mandatory evacuation ordered, residents were left with an impossible choice: start their lives over elsewhere, or......

  • Hail to the Queens

    a documentary by Brian Nelson   Hail to the Queens is inspired by a museum exhibit “Queens Rule” that my mom and grandmother curated back in 2009. The museum exhibit was the first of its kind that explored the lives of Black Indian Queens of......

  • tourist

    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......

  • Battlefield: Home

    Battlefield: Home is a feature-length documentary about the issues that impact our veterans and families when the call to duty ends. As our country learns the cost of war through IEDs, TBIs, and PTSD, the story of the individual’s struggle can often become lost in......