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 FEST 2018 is coming this spring April 17 – 21, 2018. Stay tuned for festival schedule and details!
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Aboriginal Traditional Arts Individual Project Grants Deadline
February 1, 2018N/A
This grant stream supports the development of Aboriginal artists, or artists working on Aboriginal cultural themes, who seek to express and share Aboriginal culture and perspectives in a contemporary or traditional context.
Alberta Media Fund - Project Script Development Grant Deadline
March 1, 2018N/A
The Project Script Development Grant supports Albertan writers, directors and producers by providing financial assistance towards the creation of quality, marketable and commercial production-ready projects and/or scripts. This grant is available for original projects with a broadcast length of 30 minutes or more. Applications must involve participation of a writer and producer. The producer must be an Albertan resident.
Applicants may apply for up to $55,000 per project (or a total of $70,000 per parent company with multiple projects) per fiscal year at the following stages of production:
TELUS Optik Local supports the production of compelling, local stories that provide creators with opportunities to learn how to produce engaging content. Each production support application may request a grant of up to $75,000.
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.