Backyard Film Festival

Artist: Nisa East, Elsa Kern, and Joshua Overman
New Orleans, LA

The Backyard Film Festival is a one-night-only film festival series held each year—a celebration of independent cinema, community, and sitting in the dark with strangers. It champions regional cinema—local stories from local voices. Anyone can partake in the Backyard Film Festival: professionals, first-timers, your grandma, and everyone in between- aiming to screen every film submitted. The program aims to be a reminder not to take art (or yourself) so seriously—a reminder that by creating something, sharing it, and connecting with others, we become better versions of ourselves.