April 17-21

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.


FAVA FEST Awards & Application

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.

FAVA FEST Teaser 2018

FAVA FEST Teaser 2017

FAVA FEST Teaser 2016

FAVA FEST Teaser 2015

FAVA FEST Teaser 2014

FAVA FEST Teaser 2013

FAVA FEST Teaser 2012

Award Recipients

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 .


Festival Sponsors

nexGen Logo CMYK

Aaron Pedersen Photography
Alley Kat Brewery
Alberta Craft Council
Boocha Kombucha
Charlotte Cooper

Citadel Theatre
Edmonton International Film Festival
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Gravity Pope
Hero Vintage Tees

John Osborne
Ken Nemetchek
Red Deer College
Shadow Theatre

Sherbrooke Liquor
Strathcona Spirits Distillery

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Festivals Calendar

The Festivals Calendar is a combination of events from Gotta Minute Film Festival and FAVA FEST. 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.

September 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 26, 2018 August 27, 2018 August 28, 2018 August 29, 2018 August 30, 2018 August 31, 2018 September 1, 2018
September 2, 2018 September 3, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 5, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 8, 2018
September 9, 2018 September 10, 2018 September 11, 2018 September 12, 2018 September 13, 2018 September 14, 2018 September 15, 2018
September 16, 2018 September 17, 2018 September 18, 2018 September 19, 2018 September 20, 2018 September 21, 2018 September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018 September 24, 2018 September 25, 2018 September 26, 2018 September 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29, 2018
September 30, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 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 and upcoming work.


Gotta Minute Film Festival

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

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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!


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.


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 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.



What is FAVA?

The Tour

FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015

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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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