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NOVAC Decades Bash 

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The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a fundraiser party. The event features short films, including an array of 40-second teasers and two award-winning films from the recent 48 Hour Film Project, in which filmmakers create seven-minute films, from script writing through final editing, in a long, sleepless weekend. There also will be live music and DJs, food and drink specials.

  The center was created in 1972 when new, inexpensive, hand-held video cameras launched a generation of filmmakers and were taken up by all sorts of artists, community organizers and aspiring filmmakers. Now, NOVAC is a multifaceted nonprofit that rents equipment and studio space, offers classes and workshops with industry professionals, helps actors network with TV and film companies shooting locally and sponsors film projects. It recently supported Maggie Hadleigh-West and her film Player Hating, as well as Flood Streets, Helen Krieger's film about artists, musicians and homeowners coming home to the 9th Ward following the Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. It's also supporting Peabody and multiple Emmy winner Bryan Myers' project Eat to the Beat; John Richie's documentary about violence in New Orleans, Shell Shocked; and Vincent Morelli's If the Children Are OK, a follow up to Left Behind, which is about New Orleans' failing public schools. Visit for information about its programs. Tickets $20 and up. — WILL COVIELLO

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