Do you have an idea for a documentary but don’t know where to start? Award-winning filmmaker and teacher Ava Karvonen will lead you to develop your idea into a documentary project. You will visualize your film; research your topic; perform a preliminary interview and camera test; and write a synopsis, story outline, and creative treatment. Hosted by Ava, guest instructors will share their expertise on various elements of documentary filmmaking. Participants will leave the class with a developed concept, ready to sign up for FAVA’s spring production classes: Video Kitchen or Main Course depending on your technical background. Make your doc dream a reality!
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.
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.
Recent Programs Blog Postings
The Camera Love You! Casting Director Weekend
April 19, 2017
Gotta Minute Film Festival – Call for Submissions
April 19, 2017
Annual General Meeting
March 23, 2017
Filmmaker Series: Alex MacKenzie Workshop & Performance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
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.
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:
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 2013
Annual Report 2012
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