Upstart Edmonton

bringing local actors, writers, and directors together

Class Description

Upstart brings together local actors, writers, and directors to perform simple scene studies for the camera. These scenes are shot and edited for the review of everyone involved. Actors – experience working with different directors and keep your talents fresh by working on new scenes each week. Directors – experiment while gaining experience working with talented actors. Writers – there’s no cost to submit a script! If it’s appropriate for Upstart, our directors and actors will shoot it while you watch your script come to life. Auditions / interviews will be held Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8. Please email upstart@fava.ca for more details and to schedule a time. Upstart Edmonton is presented by FAVA, Jonathan Joffe Pictures, AMPIA, and ACTRA Alberta.

Payment Policies

Class Payment and Cancellation Policy

Your enrollment in any class is not guaranteed until payment is received.  Classes must be paid for at least one week before the first class.  You may cancel your enrollment in a class one week before the first class without charge.  Cancellations made less than a week before the first class will be refunded the full amount less a $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the appropriate portion of the total tuition for the one class you attended. You must cancel before the date of the second class to receive a refund. All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants.  We will notify you regarding cancellation at least one week before the first class.  If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another scheduled class, space permitting.

Next Classes

Edmonton Upstart

Facilitator: Dylan Pearce

Start Date: March 7, 2016

Duration: 8 weeks (March 7 to May 9 – no class Mar 28)

Schedule: Mondays 6:30pm – 10pm

Cost: Members $175+GST (FAVA, AMPIA, ACTRA, EQUITY, WIFTA, DGC)

Non-members $225+GST

Register: Call 780-429-1671 to register

 

Programs Calendar

Upcoming Programs

The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:

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

April 2017
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March 26, 2017

FAVA Free-for-all: Location Sound

FAVA Free-for-all: Location Sound
March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017

CC Aboriginal Media Arts Program Deadline

CC Aboriginal Media Arts Program Deadline

Main Course

Main Course
April 2, 2017 April 3, 2017 April 4, 2017

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
April 5, 2017 April 6, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 8, 2017

Main Course

Main Course
April 9, 2017 April 10, 2017 April 11, 2017

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
April 12, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 14, 2017 April 15, 2017

Main Course

Main Course
April 16, 2017 April 17, 2017 April 18, 2017

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
April 19, 2017 April 20, 2017 April 21, 2017

FAVA FEST: WEIRDOS

FAVA FEST: WEIRDOS
April 22, 2017

Main Course

Main Course

FAVA FEST: BACKYARD BASH

FAVA FEST: BACKYARD BASH
April 23, 2017 April 24, 2017 April 25, 2017

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
April 26, 2017 April 27, 2017 April 28, 2017 April 29, 2017

Main Course

Main Course
April 30, 2017

FAVA Free-for-all: Editing

FAVA Free-for-all: Editing
May 1, 2017

AFA Film and Video Arts Scholarship Deadline

AFA Film and Video Arts Scholarship Deadline

EAC Community Arts Program

EAC Community Arts Program
May 2, 2017

Screenwriting

Screenwriting
May 3, 2017 May 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6, 2017

Main Course

Main Course

Upcoming Classes

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Video Kitchen

This is our introductory class. It is a prerequisite to Main Course. Video Kitchen provides a creative place to explore and express your ideas visually.

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Acting

for Screenwriters & Directors

This is your chance to move from one side of the camera to the other. and figure out what exactly you’re asking your actors to do!

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Doc Shop

Do you have an idea for a documentary but don’t know where to start? Develop your idea into a documentary project.

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Screenwriting

Got a screenplay you’re itching to write? Develop your short or feature film script or one-hour teleplay in an intense but supportive workshop setting.

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Main Course

This is our intermediate production class. Participants must have completed FAVA’s Video Kitchen course, or have proven equivalent experience.

Education Brochure

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Equipment List

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Workshops

All Workshops

FAVA also offers one-off workshops, and collaborates with other arts and culture organizations in workshops too. Check out the Calendar of upcoming workshops at FAVA and in the greater arts community.

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FAVA Free For All Workshops

The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.

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Recent Programs Blog Postings

Personal Instruction

Access to Artists

Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at programming@fava.ca, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.

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We Dare You

Super8 Challenge

Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to DVD. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.

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Residency

Artist in Residence

FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:

  • Workshop for FAVA members
  • Artist Talk & Screening
  • Office Hours to meet with FAVA members
  • Production of Work
  • Exhibition
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Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

FAVA offers a variety of Grants, Awards and Scholarships to help you make your stuff. Check out some of the opportunities available to our membership and the greater arts community.

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BEST IN SHOW

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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)

25%

Increase in Donations (2012-2013)

27%

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.

FAVA

Broad Strokes / Brass Tacks

The 5 Ws of FAVA. Also A Calendar, News, and shout outs to the Community.

PROGRAMS

EVENTS

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.

MEMBERS

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.

CONTACT

Get in Touch

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368

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