Web Weekend Brings National Talent to New Orleans to Benefit Regional Filmmakers

Web Weekend 2014Web Weekend is the action-packed three day conference in New Orleans that includes panels, screenings, parties and events that the organizers hope will connect small screen creators with the necessary resources and opportunities in web-based media creation.

The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), the oldest media arts nonprofit in the South, hosts the event each year so that small screen content creators can learn more about the craft, the business and everything in between from a mix of local and national talent in the field.

“The landscape of film and video production is changing so rapidly and Web Weekend addresses new formats, new platforms, new narrative styles to support the work of our local filmmakers on the cutting edge,” said Darcy McKinnon, Executive Director of NOVAC.

Web Weekend is set in a number of locations throughout the city from November 7th through 9th, but the main event–open to the public– will he held at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center on November 8th.

Visiting presenters include: Luke Ryan, Executive Producer of Hulu’s East Los High; Sam Toles, Vimeo’s Vice President of Content Acquisition; Alex Anfanger, Next Time on Lonny; and Akilah Hughes Akilah, Obviously.

NOVAC is also hosting a screening of the Web Weekend Think Tank projects on Saturday evening. Think Tank provides a chance for selected content creators to present their work and get feedback from panelists and mentors. Nine projects have been selected to participate this year, six of which are locally produced.

“NOVAC is going to do what it does best: bring national talent and expertise to New Orleans, hosting a conference that develops community, networking and learning opportunities for local and regional filmmakers with Web Weekend 2014,” explained a release by the organization.

For more information or to register, visit webweekend.org.