For Filmmakers

NOVAC is here to help you make your projects a reality


If you’re looking for resources to get your own project started, look into NOVAC’s:


  • low-cost equipment rentals
  • facility rentals 
  • fiscal sponsorship program 

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Equipment & Facility Rentals


To rent equipment from NOVAC, you must be a current NOVAC  Filmmaker Access Member, have a legal picture ID, and register a valid credit card. To schedule a rental, call us at 504.308.1422 or fill out our rental equipment form and we will contact you with availability.

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Fiscal Sponsorship


Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising tool that provides an alternative to establishing your own 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation in order to access funding for your non-commercial project from various grant-making organizations that require nonprofit status from its applicants.

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Need help funding your film (outside of crowd surfing and personal funds)? Here are some grants that may be able to help you.

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Crew Contacts


To personally connect with Louisiana residents trained by industry professionals for work on feature film, TV and commercial sets, please contact for lists and recommendations.

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Job Referrals


Looking to crew up for your next project or hire a videographer/editor for your next event? NOVAC connects employers to skilled local filmmakers and crew for paid positions on a project or freelance job.

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NOVAC Sponsored Projects


NOVAC sponsors film and video projects in any format, who are seeking to raise funding, resources and audience awareness. We provide fiscal sponsorship, grant-writing and development support and access to NOVAC resources for our sponsored projects.

  • 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......

  • 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......

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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.