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FAVA FEST: FILM AND VIDEO ARTS FESTIVAL

FAVA’s 7th Annual FAVA FEST runs April 17-21, 2018.  Here’s the details:

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

BEST OF THE FEST PROGRAM 1
TUESDAY | APR 17 | 7PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

Our jury has selected a series of films from our FAVA FEST submissions to be screened throughout the festival as the best of the festival. Tonight’s program will have a short Q & A after the screening. Program 1 features:

3 Siblings
Sheena Rossiter | 23 min
Hard White Spring
Jen Mesch | 5 min
Happy Birthday, Mango!
Eva Colmers | 14 min
Raygun Cowboys “One More Time”
Lindsay Robinson | 4 min
Room 11a, Ortona Armoury
Lindsay McIntyre | 1 min
Cricket
Lizzie Derksen | 17 min

BEST OF THE FEST PROGRAM 2
TUESDAY | APR 17 | 8:30PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

Our jury has selected a series of films from our FAVA FEST submissions to be screened throughout the festival as the best of the festival. Tonight’s program will have a short Q & A after the screening. Program 2 features:

DECEIVER
aAron munson | 6 min
Hello Quinn
Daelan Wood | 4 min
Marlaena Moore “Feel It”
Parker Thiessen | 4 min
Not a One-Way Street
Heidi Janz & Eva Colmers | 16 min
Gerry Mouse
Tom Robinson | 6 min
Peak Oil
Dylan Rhys Howard | 14 min
Whitehorse “Pink Kimono”
Katrina Beatty | 4 min
Third Wilson
Jamie McRae | 3 min
TimeBox
Daelan Wood | 8 min

BEST OF THE FEST PROGRAM 3
WEDNESDAY | APR 18 | 7PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

Our jury has selected a series of films from our FAVA FEST submissions to be screened throughout the festival as the best of the festival. Tonight’s program will have a short Q & A after the screening. Program 3 features:

Last of the Fur Traders
Frederick Kroetsch | 55 min
Sacred Transitions
Rueben Tschetter | 34 min

BEST FROM THE REGION (NON-MEMBER WORK)
WEDNESDAY | APR 18 | 9:00PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

NEW THIS YEAR –  We put a call out to our sister co-ops in the region for the best from their filmmakers and will be handing out an Award of Excellence in this category at our FAVA GALA on April 21st. Our jury has selected a series of films from those submissions to be screened as the best from the region. The program features:

“The Talk” True Stories About the Birds and the Bees
Alain Delannoy | 9 min
Sweat
Kristin Snowbird | 5 min
Convolve
Colby Richardson | 4 min
Skin for Skin
Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher | 16 min
Sweet Night
Jessie Short | 7 min
The Legend of the Bunny Phantom
Simon and Vinson Chan | 6 min
Der Glöckner
Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi | 16 min

BEST OF THE FEST PROGRAM 4
THURSDAY | APR 19 | 7PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

Our jury has selected a series of films from our FAVA FEST submissions to be screened throughout the festival as the best of the festival. Tonight’s program will have a short Q & A after the screening. Program 4 features:

Whitehorse “Boys Like You”
Trevor Anderson | 5 min
Faith Healer “Light of Loving”
John Osborne | 6 min
Sophia
Zsófia Opra-Szabo | 11 min
The Kind You Get From Listening
Joel Higham & Dave Morgan | 13 min
Waiting for Waldemar
Eric Spoeth | 47 min

HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEDFEST
DIRECTOR BRUCE PITTMAN (1987)
THURSDAY | APR 19 | 9PM | ADULTS $13, STUDENTS/SENIORS $10
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)
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Get out your skinny ties, satin bows, and lace gloves – it’s time for the prom! FAVA partners with DedFest to bring you a screening of Edmonton cult classic Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II – filmed right here in Edmonton at Archbishop O’Leary Highschool. The audience can choose to dress up in their “finest” or goriest 1980s prom garb to amp up the experience. The film’s lead, Wendy Lyon, was recently in the Oscar nominated The Shape of Water.

FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURE
TWO BROTHERS, A GIRL AND A GUN
25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
FRIDAY | APR 20 | 7PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
Q & A WITH ACTOR SHAUN JOHNSTON & FILMMAKER BILL HORNECKER
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

When older brother Wes shows up unexpected, un-appreciated, and late for his mother’s funeral, Cliff can’t wait for his dead-beat bully of a brother to get back on his bike with his white trash girlfriend and ride off into the sunset of ‘never to be seen or heard from again’. But Cliff’s wishes disappear as both brothers come to terms with a dark and disturbing past that would have been better off left buried. As the sticky hot heat of a bald assed Canadian prairie summer builds to the crescendo of a boiling thunder-storm, so do the memories and emotions of everyone involved.

A TOAST TO BILL AND SHAUN
FRIDAY | APR 20 | 9PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA AT THE GARNEAU THEATRE (8712 109 ST)

Join us in the lobby of Metro Cinema to raise a glass to Bill Hornecker and Shaun Johnston (Heartland), FAVA’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients.

William (Bill) Hornecker

After beating his stubborn german head against the wall for 20 years, Bill Hornecker has finally quit his fickle mistress called film. He has since moved into other creative endeavors such as working with hot molten metal and hard cold stone. He currently pays the mortgage by working as a woodshop technician at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary but is also nurturing his retirement package in the form of his teenage son that can blow a mean jazz trumpet.

Film credits include:
Two Brothers, A Girl and a Gun – producer, director, co-writer
Valley of the Moon – Director & Cinematographer
Sensecence – Director & Cinematographer
My Grandfather, My Father, My Son – Director & Cinematographer
Bird School – Director & Cinematographer
With Frogs and Fishes – Cinematographer
The Hill – Director of Photography

Shaun Johnston

Raised on a farm in Ponoka, Alberta, Shaun earned a Business Administration Diploma from Red Deer College and worked for a time with the Alberta Treasury Branch. After a few hard working years on his family’s homestead where farming was “a way of life and not a job,” he decided to return to college and begin his paper chase for a law degree. It was then that a drama elective inspired him to change direction, and he ultimately earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the University of Alberta’s acclaimed drama program. Following his graduation, Johnston co-founded Shadow Theatre in Edmonton and made his first professional forays in Alberta’s thriving theatre scene. He made his feature film debut in Two Brothers, a Girl and a Gun (1993). The role won him an Alberta Film & Television Award for best actor. Shaun points to determined archetypal western heroes like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart as models for the kind of man he likes to portray on screen, someone who stands for traditional values like honesty and patient acceptance of what life has to offer. Shaun claims, “All roles are extremely demanding. It’s the nature of the actor’s commitment. But if you want to increase that challenge, play an historical character.  Then you feel the eyes of the world on you”. Shaun played the real-life wagon train captain in September Dawn (2007) and Colonel Nelson Miles in the Emmy-winning film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007).  For these works and his other credits, Shaun received in 2011 the prestigious David Billington Award from the Alberta Media Production Industries Association.

FAVA GALA
SATURDAY | APR 21 | 6PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
16th FLOOR OF EPCOR TOWER (10423 101 STREET NW)

The festival culminates with FAVA GALA – a great big party in a NEW LOCATION on the 16th Floor of the Epcor Tower! 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.

6PM Cocktail Reception
7PM Awards Ceremony including: Production Awards, Awards of Excellence including our Craft Categories,  and the FAVA FEST Outstanding Achievement Award shared this year by Bill Hornecker and Shaun Johnston.
9PM After Party

Take a sneak peek at our silent auction items for gala night. (List to come)

Thanks to our Festival Sponsors: ACTRAAlberta Foundation for the Arts, AMAAS, AMPIA, Avatar Media, Canada Council for the Arts, Clearwater Documentary, Derks Formals, Doc-Alberta, Edmonton Arts Council, Metro Cinema, Pattison OnestopTelefilm, VIA Rail.

Thanks to our supporters: Aaron Pedersen Photography, Alberta Craft Council, Alley Kat Brewery, Boocha Kombucha, Charlotte Cooper, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Gravity Pope, Hero Vintage Tees, John Osborne, Ken Nemetchek, NextFest, Red Deer College, Shadow Theatre, Sherbrooke Liquor, Strathcona Spirits Distillery,

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