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 18-22, 2017
FAVA FEST 2017 festival details are now online! Join us April 18 – 22 as we celebrate our members’ work. This year the festival will include: an Opening Nigiht Kick Off revealing our Awards of Excellence recipients and the premiere of a new commissioned work by filmmaker Kyle Armstrong & musician Bradley J. Sime; the Best of the Fest – films by FAVA filmmakers; and the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour. We’re thrilled to announce Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo) and Daniel MacIvor (Governor General award-winning playwright) will be showcased at our Friday Night Feature. We’ll screen their recently acclaimed film Weirdos and follow it up with an in-depth conversation with both artists in attendance. Closing night finds us back at FAVA headquarters for our Backyard Bash where we will announce the recipients of our Production and Distriution Awards, as well as our Audience Choice Award, and celebrate Selwyn Jacob – recipient of FAVA’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
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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.