Amid other rebuilding and growth, New Orleans now has a new film festival, as well. An extension of ten-year-old non-profit filmmaker collective Timecode:NOLA, FF ONE will have its inaugural event September 28-30.
Timecode:NOLA, which boasts “Detropia” co-director Rachel Grady as its board president, has nurtured independent filmmakers for a decade by creating a local TV show to spotlight their original content and by organizing community screenings around the city. Since the major Hollywood studios have increasingly looked to New Orleans for film production, Timecode:NOLA has decided to expand its own efforts with a festival.
Among the fest initiatives are a Super 8 silent shorts contest with the winner’s film screened to live, improvised piano accompaniment; a collective assignment to make shorts in different New Orleans neighborhoods that will be strung together for a feature-length look at the city and its residents; panels with filmmakers, union crews and editors; and a camera workshop.