Film & Video Arts

Edmonton's Media Arts Community

THE FILM AND VIDEO ARTS SOCIETY OF ALBERTA (FAVA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports the production, exhibition and distribution of film, video and media art in Northern Alberta. From celluloid to 4K; narrative to experimental to documentary and beyond, we’re your one-stop DIY shop. For information on equipment rentals, events, classes and more about FAVA see the menus above. Explore the site – we’ve got videos, a member directory, a blog with posts from our membership, and more! And remember, there’s no such thing as a dead format.


FAVA FEST APRIL 17-21, 2018


FAVA’s 7th Annual FAVA FEST: Film and Video Arts Festival springs into action April 17-21, 2018. During the week we’ll showcase films by FAVA filmmakers in Best of the Fest screenings with a diverse range of content and style. We’re partnering with DedFest on Thursday night to bring a screening of Edmonton cult favourite Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, where the audience can get dolled up in their best or goryiest 80s prom attire. We’re thrilled to announce that our Friday Night Feature Event is a 25th Anniversary screening of Two Bothers, A Girl and a Gun, with a rare opportunity to see it in 35mm print. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Bill Hornecker and actor Shaun Johnston (Heartland). Bill and Shaun are the recipients of our Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 and we’ll be toasting their careers on Friday night as well. Closing night finds us at a new location, the 16th floor of the Epcor Tower (10423 101 Street NW) for our FAVA GALA where we will reveal the recipients of our Awards of Excellence and Production Awards. Mix and mingle with Northern Alberta’s filmmakers, take a gamble on our silent auction  and hang out at the whiskey bar. We’ll celebrate the best of the festival with cash awards and honour film, video and media art in style. Stick around after the awards and try your hand at video jamming, let loose on the dance floor,  and admire Edmonton’s downtown skyline at night. Join us as we shine a spotlight on the excellent work that is being made right here in Edmonton & Alberta.

Featured Videos

What is FAVA?

Katrina Beatty

Eva Colmers

FAVA FEST 2016 – Outstanding Achievement Award

Larry Kelly

FAVA FEST 2016 – Outstanding Achievement Award

FAVA Gala 2016

Tom Gunia

logo-graphic-3DIY FAVA

Multiple Choice

What would you like to do?

B) Make something

C) Come see

Choose your topic below.

D) Contact FAVA

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368



Membership Directory

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Select from the following tabs to navigate the main sections of this website. This site is organized by the main menu categories listed at the top of each page. Read more about each of the main sections of the menu and follow the links to the corresponding content.


Broad Strokes / Brass Tacks

The 5 Ws of FAVA. Also A Calendar, News, and shout outs to the Community.



The To Do List

FAVA hosts a variety of events each year including: The FAVA Summer Party, Gotta Minute Film Festival, FAVA Holiday Party, FAVA FEST, Screenings.


Join and Meet the Members

This section is for and about the membership and includes info on how to join as well as member profiles and works.


Get in Touch

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368





Check out all the upcoming events and activities at FAVA and in the community.

Check out some calendar categories:

April 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
March 25, 2018 March 26, 2018 March 27, 2018 March 28, 2018 March 29, 2018 March 30, 2018 March 31, 2018
April 1, 2018

CC Aboriginal Media Arts Program Deadline

CC Aboriginal Media Arts Program Deadline
April 2, 2018 April 3, 2018 April 4, 2018 April 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 7, 2018
April 8, 2018 April 9, 2018 April 10, 2018 April 11, 2018 April 12, 2018 April 13, 2018 April 14, 2018
April 15, 2018 April 16, 2018 April 17, 2018 April 18, 2018

FAVA FEST: Best from the Region

FAVA FEST: Best from the Region
April 19, 2018 April 20, 2018 April 21, 2018


April 22, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 24, 2018 April 25, 2018 April 26, 2018

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
April 27, 2018 April 28, 2018
April 29, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 1, 2018

AFA Film and Video Arts Scholarship Deadline

AFA Film and Video Arts Scholarship Deadline

EAC Community Arts Program

EAC Community Arts Program
May 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5, 2018

By the Numbers



in 2014


Rental Items

over $500



in good standing


New Works

in 2015

FAVA Endowment Fund

Let's reach $100 000

The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.

Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)


Increase in Donations (2012-2013)


FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2014

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