BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) awarded several microgrants to filmmakers to produce short documentaries as part of a web series.
The five $500 microgrants were given out to Zandashé Brown, Evan Kidd, Anthony 'Ace' Cox and Margo Clark, Pamela Turner and Chasidy Morris, and Marcus Brown, who is also a WAFB employee.
The locally-based filmmakers, who are also Baton Rouge natives, will use the microgrants to create short documentaries which will be part of NOVAC's documentary web series called BetteR.
The web series will focus on the Baton Rouge community following the summer of 2016 during which there was the killing of Alton Sterling, an ambush shooting on law enforcement, and historic flooding across the area.
The Baton Rouge chapter of NOVAC is planning to host a screening event for the public in early 2017.
According to NOVAC, the project is made possible through funding and support from the Foundation for Louisiana and the City of Baton Rouge Office of Community Development.