FAVA Committees

The volunteer members who advise

Production Committee

The volunteer members who advise on matters specific to production and equipment.

Jaro Malanowski


Dave Morgan

Vice President

Lindsay McIntyre

Film Chair

Dylan Rhys Howard

Video Chair

Andrew Scholotiuk

Staff (FAVA TV)

Katrina Beatty

Staff (Production)

Larry Kelly

Member at Large

Brett Manyluk

Member at Large

Ken Nemetchek

Member at Large

Justin Henkelman

Member at Large

Wes Miron

Member at Large

Jamie McRae

Staff (Production)

Programming Committee

The volunteer members who advise on matters specific to programming and events.

Jaro Malanowski


Joel Higham

Programming Chair

Trevor Anderson

Director of Programming

Heather Noel

Programming Coordinator

Sylvia Douglas

Executive Assistant

Lindsay McIntyre

Film Chair

Dave Morgan

Vice President

Dana Rayment

Communications Chair

Adam Bentley

Member at Large

Jill Shillabeer

Member at Large

Finance Committee

The volunteer members who review annual financials.

Jaro Malanowski


John Osborne


Dave Cunningham

Staff (Executive Director)

Human Resources Committee

The staff, board and/or members who advise on human resources.

Jaro Malanowski


Melissa Thingelstad

Staff (Membership, Communications)


The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) is an artist-run centre that facilitates and supports the production, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of independent film, video and new media art in Northern Alberta.


FAVA’s vision is to offer excellent and nationally recognized resources and opportunities to a diverse community of artists, to create and showcase independent film, video and media art.

What is FAVA?


FAVA’s values are the core set of beliefs to which the organization prescribes. They are an indication of what we believe to be important tenets of our existance.

  • Developing a national identity as a centre of excellence, which supports media arts artists.
  • Staying true to the spirit of independent filmmaking.
  • The importance of story telling.
  • Providing access to all means of technology and exhibition methods.
  • Protecting and maintaining access to traditional filmmaking processes.
  • Empowerment of artists.
  • Maintaining equipment for members, so they can continue to commit to quality, craftsmanship and art.
  • Welcoming, including and respecting all who come to FAVA.
  • Partnerships with other communities, organizations, and initiatives.
  • Preserving a collection of our members’ works.
  • Having an engaged presence in the community.

FAVA Endowment Fund

Let's reach $100 000

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.

Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)


Increase in Donations (2012-2013)


FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2014

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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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