NOVAC New Orleans - Empowering Storytellers Since 1972
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NOVAC New Orleans

 

Since 1972, NOVAC has been providing mediamakers in New Orleans (and since 2013, in Baton Rouge) with training, education, resources and content to help them cultivate visions and careers in visual storytelling.

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Happening at NOVAC

 

NOVAC hosts a variety of classes, programs, meetups and events in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Check below for the latest upcoming events in each of our served cities.

Events Calendar
  • retroperspective

    Retroperspective, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation Documentary Festival

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center, presents the second annual RETROPERSPECTIVE, a documentary showcase featuring the best in documentaries by and about southern Louisiana, with classic feature-length films paired with upcoming works-in-progress by current New......

  • Editing 101 with Brent Joseph

    April 1 – 2 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......

  • DSLR 101 with Justin Zweifach

    MARCH 25 – 26   Learn the basics of DSLR Cinematography from local filmmaker Justin Zweifach. As a cinematographer your job is part storyteller, part technician, and part leader. In this workshop we will explore all three using one of the modern filmmaker’s most accessible tools:......

NOVAC Featured Content

 

NOVAC creates original documentary content, provides production services to local nonprofits, preserves and archives video and supports independent media voices. Check out what’s now at NOVAC.

  • 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......

  • 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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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.

 

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