INDIE FILM FEST April 16-19

TIMECODE:NOLA’S INDIE FILM FEST FF|3 IS A FOUR DAY EVENT APRIL 16TH-19TH, 2015.

TIMECODE:NOLA SEEKS TO EMPOWER ALL FILMMAKERS AND ARTISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WORKING IN UNDERGROUND, EXPERIMENTAL, AND ALTERNATIVE FILMMAKING FORMATS. TIMECODE:NOLA BELIEVES ITS INDIE FILM FEST SHOULD ENCAPSULATE THE SPIRIT OF ITS CITY AND REFLECT THE UNIQUE, GRITTY, AND CREATIVE CULTURE OF NEW ORLEANS ITSELF.

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THURS 4/16 – KICK-OFF PARTY & SCREENING OF SHORT FILM SERIES BY LOCAL NEW ORLEANS FILMMAKERS.
Egg Yolk Jubilee performs acoustic at the party! Tacos & beer to kick off the night and celebrate local indie film. (8PM at Den of Muses) FREE!

FRI 4/17 – ONE REEL SUPER 8 FILM PREMIERE WITH COMEDIAN CHRIS TREW & PIANO HERO RATTY SCURVICS
Timecode’s infamous screening of the Super 8 One Reel Contest. Filmmakers made all edits in camera, and now will see it for the first time since being developed with the audience. Featuring live piano improvising the score & comedian commentary to these silent, black & white short films. (8pm at One Eyed Jacks)

FRI 4/17 – SAT 4/18 FILM SCREENINGS SERIES AT LOST LOVE LOUNGE & JUNCTION – FREE!
A rare opportunity to see ground-breaking independent films making their New Orleans premiere from our film fest exchange RxSm showcasing the best indie films on the indie film fest circuit in 2015.

SAT 4/18 – FILM CONFERENCE AT THE US MINT. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Free workshops & local film showcase screening all day at the US Mint. Learn to paint with light through an experimental photography technique with stunning results. Find out how to get big budget looks on your film with a micro-budget in our cinematography hands-on workshop & catch up on the latest gear for indie filmmakers & students. Find out what film companies & organizations are in New Orleans that help make & support independent film while checking local films all day at The US Mint. (10-5pm at The US Mint)

SAT 4/18 – JOINT PICTURE PROJECT 2015 PREMIERE OF DUSK/DARK/NIGHT
One feature film spanning a single night in New Orleans from dusk to dawn made by 15 local filmmakers with 15 different stories in one single city. Come out for the opening night world premiere. (8pm at One Eyed Jacks)

SUN 4/19 – TIMECODE:NOLA SKATEBOARD FILM FEST – FREE!
Directors of skateboard films push the boundaries of creativity & filmmaking techniques. This celebration of skateboard films & filmmakers is a rare glimpse into an experimental genre passed over by most film fest, showcasing skate videos from around the nation & the premiere of ‘King of the City’ from NOLA skateboarders. (1-6pm at Den of Muses)

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Jazz in the Park is calling all craft vendors and artists

People united for Armstrong Park is now accepting art market vendor applications for the seven season of Jazz in the Park. This year concert series runs Thursday, April 16th – June 4th, 2015.
Situated on Armstrong Park’s St. Ann Street promenade, the Jazz in the Park Art Market has enjoyed crowds of up to 3000 to 5000 people on a weekly basis. Attracting all demographics, this 8 week concert series is a favorite among local and regional artisans and spectators, alike. Vending spaces are limited; once gone, they will not make additional space so, apply early.

All work in this category must be 100% original and produced by the exhibiting artist. Offset reproductions of applicant’s original art may be sold, but should represent a very small percentage of the total work on display. No imported goods and or resale items will be accepted.

This is a juried show and as such, previous participation in this festival does not guarantee acceptance. Four digital images are required as part of your application. Image quality is essential and can make a difference in your acceptance, as the jury has only your digital images with which to judge your work. The best image is one that is full framed with the artist’s single work, is well lit and is representative of the body of work intended for exhibition. Your booth image should show your booth as it is set up for exhibition at an outdoor show. Images submitted this year will again be added to a google slideshow to facilitate in the jury process. For those accepted, these same images will be placed in a slideshow to post on the website and social media to create some excitement among the general public about art to be featured at the festival.

There is a $20 Non-refundable application fee (payable by credit card) due along with the online application no later than March 16, 2015.

Those accepted into the Arts Market will receive notification of acceptance along with a contract which will detail all the information needed to confirm participation. The booth fees for those accepted will be three hundred dollars ($300) to be paid and sent in along with the contract by Monday March 16, 2015. Booth sharing is allowed and all artists must be listed on this application. The cost is an additional $25 per additional artist.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read the application in its entirety.
2. Complete the online application form including submission of artwork images and booth display.
3. Images must be submitted to info@armstrongpark.org and must be less than 2MB
3. Remit $20 application fee payable through Paypal link on People United for Armstrong Park website
4. Do not remit booth fee prior to notification of your selection and receiving your Jazz in the Park Art Market Contract.

The Jazz in the Park concert series will provide:

1. A 10ft. x 10ft.space
2. Security during and after the show
3. Promotion of the Art Market and participating artists
4. Audience of at least 3000 to 5000 people
5. One parking space near concert series site

The Artist will agree to:

1. Secure a special events occupational license
2. Provide your own WHITE 10 ft. x 10 ft. pop-up tent, with all necessary display hardware, signage, promotional materials and transport to the festival site as well as bring your own battery operated lighting(generators are NOT allowed)
3. Staff the booth from 4 pm to 8pm.
4. Supply your own 2A10bc fire extinguisher with proof of current inspection
5. Provide your tent brand along with fire retardant certification, if necessary
6. Submit the contract and payment within a timely fashion
7. Give the series staff notice of any cancellation of participation No later than Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 for a 50% refund.
8. Provide sales report and feedback form to Jazz in the Park at end of the series

For more information call 504-233-4276

People United for Armstrong Park

2014 Lineup

Food
We at People United for Armstrong Park are excited about the amazing local food options we have put together for Season 6 of Jazz in the Park, which starts September 4, 2014.
Join us at Jazz in the Park and enjoy some delicious food from the following vendors:

Harold’s Barbecue
barbeque chicken, pulled pork, ribs

Chocolate Devil
bacon-wrapped sausages, hamburgers

Direct Select Seafood
fried seafood plates, fried seafood salads

Ninja
yakiniku (garlic ribeye) poboy, shrimp yakisoba (fried noodles), crabstick & cucumber salad, seaweed salad, vegetarian poboy
drinks: iced green tea, cold sake

Mello D’s Catering, LLC
chicken Pasta, Apple Cobbler, Merliton Dressing
sides: white beans, loaded mash potatoes

Lil Dustin’s Italian Ice
Italian Ice in several different flavors and deep fried oreos

A & L Catering Services
crab cake with crawfish sauce, chicken and sausage Jambalaya, shrimp and crawfish fettuccine, seafood sausage (alligator, crawfish and shrimp) on a bun

Ms. Dee’s Catering
red beans and rice, fried chicken, hot dogs and homemade chili, file’ gumbo
sides: french fries, salad

NOLA Foods
ghetto burger, jerk chicken, ribeye steaks, BBQ shrimp

Ms. Ackie’s Meal on Wheels
snowballs, nachos and cheese, yaka-mein and hot tamales.

(2013 post is below and shows how delicate the funding and support for this wonderful series is in constant peril; take a second to write to your council and mayor to let them know how much you enjoy the activities there.)

People United for Armstrong Park needs your help now more than ever to keep the spirit of Congo Square alive!
Jazz in the Park’s future in danger as City fees double: Armstrong Park’s Nola for Life program suspended, musicians cut

Today (10/10), major programming cuts will take effect as the fees imposed on Jazz in the Park by the City of New Orleans double. Most notably, the at-risk trainees of Armstrong Park’s Nola for Life-funded Event Production Program (EPP) will lose hours. Additionally, the 2-4pm musical act has been cancelled and Thursday will be the final second line at Jazz in the Park from 4-5pm. If city fees remain at their new level, organizers say the spring series will only feature one performer per event instead of the four acts that currently perform weekly. Additionally, the event founders (themselves unpaid volunteers) have been forced to cover city fees through a personally-guaranteed emergency line of credit.

Jazz in the Park is produced by People United for Armstrong Park, a volunteer-led Treme-based non-profit now in its second year. Since the spring of 2012, PUfAP has produced 30 free public concerts, featuring more than 100 local performers and bringing over 70,000 residents and tourists into the newly renovated Armstrong Park. In four seasons, PUfAP has trained and hired 20 community members in need, many of them public housing residents, unemployed and with criminal records. All told, Jazz in the Park events provide weekly employment opportunities to over 100 community vendors, musicians and staff.

Fees levied on the free event have increased 100% this year and 1000% from 2012. Sadly, it will be those who depend on their Armstrong Park jobs the most that will pay the greatest toll. “There is no fat to cut,” says Founder Emanuel Lain Jr., “we are cutting into bone at this point.” Jazz in the Park provides its high-quality cultural programming on a bare-bones budget – approximately 80% lower than those of the concerts at Lafayette Square.

Through its community programming, PUfAP has significantly improved the perception and reality of Armstrong Park, Rampart Street and the Treme neighborhood. Their goal is to transform Armstrong Park into a premier hub of the city’s cultural economy by honoring the cultural traditions of Congo Square.

“People United for Armstrong Park has made Armstrong Park a real park instead of an under-used landscaped backdrop for the City’s performing venues. Jazz in the Park brings together such a diverse group of people – it is unlike any other event in the city,” says Treme resident Dabne Whitmore.

 

Spring Fiesta Senors and Senoritas!

“hey, do you want a beer?”
I would.
“where have you been all day?”
I was at the Spring Fiesta.
“What is that? Some type of Latino festival?”
Umm no. Its a 75-year-old French Quarter tradition that celebrates the culture of New Orleans by offering $25 house tours of 5 homes each day.
‘I never heard of it.”
Well, they have a website. But I think you are just supposed to know, since it’s been going on so long.
“I guess I am not getting this. What do they do, this group? Offer tours?”
Oh, they have a parade too. They give flowers out while wearing period dress.
“Like crinolines or some of that shit? on carriages?”
Of course on carriages. How could it be old New Orleans without carriages?
“Well, so what is the point anyway?”
Well there is a Spring Fiesta Queen and a court.
“OH, NOW I get it. Why didn’t you say that to begin with?”
Well, the houses are really nice too.

Give me another beer, wouldya?

Tennessee is back

It is upon us. One of my favorite weekends is here- the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival weekend. Starting tonight with a world premiere of 3 one-act plays from our favorite author, then with ticket sales from Thursday through Sunday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
Here is a Tennessee Williams haiku:
Master classes and
literary panels til
Stanley shouts Stella

Updating live from TwilLf headquarters all weekend…