The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) is the oldest media arts nonprofit in the South and has a mission to cultivate a sustainable film community by providing access to resources, education and locally generated content.
The organization just completed a Kickstarter campaign, raising $200 over the $5,000 goal. The funds will help produce Web Weekend, a micro-conference taking place October 18th – 20th, 2013. Web Weekend will bring national talent to New Orleans for events that will develop community, networking and learning opportunities for filmmakers in the area.
In partnership with the New Orleans Film Festival and sponsored by the City of New Orleans and the Downtown Development District, Web Weekend will be held at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) and feature panel discussions, Conversations, parties and video content from online webseries celebrities such as Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way), Claire Graves (Managing Director, The Webby Awards), Angela Tucker (Black Folk Don’t), Andrew Mer (VP of Content Partnerships, SnagFilms), Jaime Marsanico (Head of Public Relations, College Humor), Mike Tringe (Co-Founder, CreatorUp!) as well as the writer/producer team Allison Hord and Charles Ingram from the hit web channel Funny or Die.
Additionally, Web Weekend will present an opportunity for selected local web series creators to participate in Think Tank. The creators will get feedback from panelists and mentors to help expand their projects. NOVAC Sponsored filmmaker Helen Krieger (Least Favorite Love Songs) and CJ Hunt and Kyle June Williams (Sunken City) are already signed on to participate.