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.
The FAVA FEST Awards include the Awards of Excellence and the Production Awards. Awards are presented during the festival. Up to eight awards of excellence will be presented along with four Production Awards. Learn how to apply for these awards.
Check out all the award recipients since FAVA FEST’s inception. From Doc to Drama, short to long form, complete with all the pomp and circumstance befitting the efforts and works of our loyal membership. FAVA FEST has been an annual event since 2012 .
Aaron Pedersen Photography
Alley Kat Brewery
Alberta Craft Council
Edmonton International Film Festival
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Hero Vintage Tees
Red Deer College
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 and upcoming work.
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.
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!
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.
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.
FAVA will endeavor to post all the upcoming Volunteer Opportunities right here on the website, as well as our e-bulletin. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the office at 780-429-1671 or email membership at fava dot ca. If you have an idea for a volunteer opportunity, let us know as well.
– We are always in need of admin support. Please contact us at least a week in advance with your availability and we’ll arrange a time.
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.
BEST IN SHOW
What is FAVA?
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
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.