Film festivals are all the rage in this growing Hollywood South, and Timecode:NOLA has a schedule of events sure to celebrate the spirit of the city and its unique, creative culture. The organisation is a non-profit 501c3 comprised of filmmakers whose aim is to promote and share the art of filmmaking. They air films and interviews on television in/around the metro area, and host monthly screenings at varied venues throughout the city. The festival is an annual event showcasing its second year running.
FF2's screenings span across five days--starting Wednesday night (18 September) with 'Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip,' a featured kick-off screening and party hosted at One-Eyed Jacks. The kick-off event starts at 9pm.
Saturday and Sunday are full-day events:
Rise and shine with a film conference, workshops, and panels at the U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave) as early as 10am Saturday. The conference aspect of FF2 runs from 10-5pm, free and open to public attendees.
A filmmakers panel is booked for 10:30, led by director Lily Keber (Bayou Maharajah), director Matt Gordon (The Dynamiter), entertainment lawyer Bill Ramsey, and editor Ken Mowe. The panel will discuss indie filmmaking and cover topics every filmmaker should know.
Following the panel is a Pro Sound audio workshop, which starts at 11:45am. Participants will learn the right ways and proper equipment for best on-set audio. Pro Sound will also be promoting their new location here in New Orleans.
Rhonda and Phil Vigeant--leaders in Super 8 filmmaking--demonstrate the power of Super 8 camera work at 1pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own Super 8's for comprehensive 'how-to'/top of the line tips.
At 2:15, Ken Mowe leads a creative editing workshop. A NOLA-native, Mowe's workshop offers a play-by-play of his own methods and creative process for post-production.
Concluding the mini conference at 3:30, Sony rep William Scheffer offers a hands-on workshop instructing the use of Sony digital cameras, a popular and affordable option for indie filmmakers.
More screenings ensue throughout the weekend at the above-mentioned Lost Love Lounge, Mimi's, and One-Eyed Jacks, as well as the Allways Theatre & Lounge, Den of Muses, the Hi-Ho Lounge, and Cafe Istanbul.
Timecode's goal is to cultivate and connect the local film community. As such, FF2's promotion of non-traditional and experimental films hopes to pique the interest of filmmakers from across the globe to join together and celebrate the artistic aspects of cinema. Because of Timecode's status as part of the Film Exhange, select winning entries from FF2 will continue on to screen internationally at other festivals in the indie film network, giving local filmmakers the chance to share their unique perspectives of New Orleans culture with the world.
Details on film entries, volunteering, etc. can be found at Timecode:NOLA's website.