Volunteer for Events



All members are required to volunteer 12 hours per year. Members will be notified of many specific volunteer opportunities. Out of town members are encouraged to be creative with their voluntary contributions – the writing of articles, the scouting of potential gear acquisitions, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

FAVA FEST: Film and Video Arts Festival is coming up April 18-22nd and we’re in need of some helping hands to help things run smoothly throughout the week.

The following are a list of volunteer opportunities – please email volunteer@fava.ca to sign up. Remember, for every hour of volunteer time you receive 20 FAVAbucks that can be used for up to half of a rental invoice.

Tuesday, April 18

Set up 10:30am – 1:30pm
Set up 10:30am – 1:30pm
Silent Auction Minder 6:15pm – midnight
Info Table 6:15pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday, April 19

Silent Auction Minder 6:15pm – midnight
Info Table 6:15pm – 9:30pm

Thursday, April 20

Silent Auction Minder 6:15pm – midnight
Info Table 6:15pm – 9:30pm

Friday, April 21

Set up at Ortona 10am – 4pm
Set up at Ortona 10am – 4pm
Silent Auction Minder 6:15pm – 11pm
Info Table 6:15pm – 9pm

Saturday, April 22

Set up at Ortona 3pm – 6pm
Set up at Ortona 3pm – 6pm
FOH / Info Table 5:30pm – 9pm
Bartender (Proserve) 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Bartender (Proserve) 8:30pm – Midnight
BBQ Grill Tender 5pm – 8pm
BBQ Grill Tender 5pm – 8pm
Photo Booth Helper 5:45pm – 8pm
Photo Booth  Helper 10pm – Midnight
Clean Up Midnight – 2am
Clean Up Midnight – 2am

Email volunteer@fava.ca to sign up!

FAVA Supports Equity

FAVA is firmly committed to ensuring full access to the organization and its resources to all people, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age or ability.

Member in Good Standing

To remain in good standing at the co-op, members must fulfill the mandatory 12 hours of volunteer service per year, maintain a clean account and strive to serve the co-op to the best of their ability.


FAVA Bucks

Twenty FAVA Bucks are awarded for each volunteer hour worked. These Bucks can then be used to offset up to half of a member’s production invoices. FAVA Bucks will not be accepted for workshops, membership dues, film or tape purchase, or special events. Our system rewards those who contribute their energy and time to the organization, and gives opportunities to become immediately involved in the operations and projects of the co-operative.

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Events Calendar

The Events Calendar is a combination of all upcoming FAVA and community events. For other calendars select from the following:

Select from the links above for their specific calendars. Or browse the following calendar to find all programming events.

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 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 April 19, 2018 April 20, 2018 April 21, 2018
April 22, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 24, 2018 April 25, 2018 April 26, 2018 April 27, 2018 April 28, 2018
April 29, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 1, 2018 May 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5, 2018




FAVA FEST is FAVA’s annual celebration of film, video and media art created by our membership. It includes screenings of local and international work, artist talks, and cash awards for the year’s best.


Gotta Minute Film Festival

A celebration of Public Art, on Public Transit, in Public Space, proudly brought to you by PATTISON Onestop and FAVA!

logo-graphic-3Screenings and Parties



Each of FAVA’s annual classes ends in a special premiere screening of the finished student works. Most of our classes have screenings at Metro Cinema. Beyond class screenings, FAVA also hosts screenings for artists, partners and other organizations.


Summer Party

Come and relish the rare opportunity to connect with other members of the filmmaking community while enjoying a tasty burger and good music. We’ll be unveiling the results of our Super 8 Challenge!


Check out some of the annual conferences that FAVA Staff and Board can participate in, including information from AMAAS and IMAA.




What is FAVA?

The Tour

FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

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Navigating fava.ca

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


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