by Ken Korman
Timecode:nola, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "give a voice to local flimmakers," will present its first annual film festival this weekend, September 27-30. The FF One schedule is packed with unique film-centric events at venues across New Orleans.
The festivities begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday with a screening of documentary Satan's Angel, about the legendary San Francisco burlesque dancer of the same name. The film will be preceded by a live burlesque performance and followed by a director Q&A at Siberia, 2227 St. Claude. Tickets are free but limited, and can be reserved here. Friday night brings an hour of environmentally themed short films called Defend the Gulf followed by the return of the One Reel Super 8 Film Contest, for which local directors shoot three-minute movies in sequence and turn in the results for processing. Filmmakers and audience will see the films for the first time together as a live piano player improvises a score. This event happens at One Eyed Jack's, 615 Toulouse in the French Quarter. Tickets are $8 and are available here.
Saturday events include filmmaking panels and workshops, a program of local short films, a "best of" slate of films from other festivals across the globe and the debut of Where Y'at (hello), which compiles the work of 15 local filmmakers who were assigned individual New Orleans street corners on which to shoot their own five-minute, slice-of-life films. Sunday brings more panels and workshops, a program of two award-winning documentaries and the Outdoor Nomading Film Festival, which features short travel films and free beer at the Daufilme Movie Club's Marigny courtyard.
Full details on all these events and links to tickets can be found here.