a nonprofit film organization dedicated to independent and small gauge cinema.

Timecode:NOLA‘s mission is to nurture independent film and encourage alternative media formats such as Super 8 & 16mm films and PXL Vision as well as digital video and all film formats. We’re a film collective, tv show show, and Film Festival (FF) based in New Orleans. We not only accept all genres of films to screen, we also develop and  produce original films through our Joint Picture Project and One Reel Challenge.


20 years ago...it began...

A handful of kids fresh out of film school wanted to create a way to continue building a film community, and hoped along the way to inspire others to pick up a camera. It’s been a long time, but the mission is still fresh.

Watch the very first season of Timecode!

Back in 2003, when everything was standard definition, and life seemed a little bit funkier we started a crazy idea to screen local films on local cable channel. It was 20 years ago, and the camera’s weren’t as nice, but it’s still fun.  Check it out. Enjoy the grime.

Episode Description
Episode 101

This is the very first episode of Timecode:NOLA that aired back in January 2003.  It’s a beautiful snapshot of independent filmmaking in New Orleans in the early 2000’s.  Screening films by now educator and continuing filmmakers, Will Horton, Laszlo Fulup, and Aaron Rushin.  There is also a glimpse into what Zeitgeist theater was doing back twenty years ago before they moved to their location in Arabi, La, with an interview with the theater’s steward, Rene Broussard. Enjoy!

  1. Cold Open – “Misunderstanding” Dir. Aaron Rushin
  2. “Her Closet” – Dir. Amy Sanderson
  3. Interview w/ Dir. Amy Sanderson
  4.  “In Memory of James Black” Dir. Will Horton
  5. Interview w/ Zeitgeist Founder Rene Broussard
  6.  “Coming Down Fast” – Dir. Michael E. Long
  7. Diary of a Filmmaker – Interview w/ Director Chip Wood
  8. “American Dream 1b” – Dir. Laszlo Fulup
  9. Untitled Super
  10. Animation


Joint Picture Project

DUSK/DARK/DAWN is a collaboration of 15 short stories by 15 New Orleans directors making 1 film spanning the hours between 7pm to 7am in the city. This is the third film in the JPP series.

Timecode:NOLA’s Joint Picture Project is a collaborative film endeavor focused on developing a voice for New Orleans independent filmmakers. Each director makes a 5 minute short film, not only set in New Orleans, but unique to life in our city. The best 15 films are edited together into a single feature length film as an homage to the city of New Orleans. Our past JPP’s include WHERE Y’AT? (HELLO) & HUMIDITY. Watch DUSK/DARK/DAWN