Celebrating 40 Years of Community, Inspiration and Education

The Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA) is a Not-For-Profit Artist-Run-Centre for Film, Video, and Media artists. Since 1982 we have offered equipment, studios, education, community & more.

What is FAVA?

The Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA) exists to support film and media artists here in Edmonton, Alberta. Whether you have grand aspirations and don’t know where to start, or you are an established creative looking to develop your next project, FAVA is here to help! Click the boxes below to learn more about all you have access to as a FAVA Member:

FAVA Exists to Support Its Members

What FAVA Members Say


Equipment Rentals at Artist Rates

FAVA is the place to make films and we have the gear to support your project! We have a wide variety of equipment for members of all skill sets. From HD digital cameras and Super 8 film, to a 5K RED EPIC and Arri 35mm film cameras all at artist rates for independent artist run productions.


From Pre to Post-Production

Our production studios range from 800-3000sq/ft including a green screen space, recording studio that is plug and play, post-production suite featuring 4K projection and 5.1 sound, a darkroom for film processing, & more. The space you need to create is at FAVA.


A Talented and Supportive Community

FAVA is where filmmakers and artists meet, collaborate, learn from one another, and elevate each other's practice. Being a FAVA Member means being part of an artistic community. Learn more about our membership benefits and become a member today.

Workshops, courses, public screenings, and more

Whether you want hands-on technical training, best-practices for any media process, theory and discourse, screenings of independent-work, or a social event to meet other members, FAVA has something for everyone and anyone.

Learn. Help. Create.

Become a FAVA Member!

If you are seeking a place to help hone your skills, elevate your work, and connect you to Edmonton’s independent film, video, and media art community you have found it.

Whether you are just beginning your film and video journey, want to share your knowledge, or you're ready to advance: FAVA is here.

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Streaming Channel. Distribution Support. FAVA Archive.


No adds. No fees. Access hi-res versions of local independent film, video, and media art online right now. You can find any genre, discipline, and style as well as including recorded live performances right here on FAVA TV made by local artists. Publicly accessible or password protected. FAVA TV also acts as our community's digital archive.

Online App

ARTS Management System (FAVA AMS)

FAVA, in partnership with arts organizations across Canada, have developed an online app to manage the unique business of arts organizations. The AMS tool allows members to manage membership data, programs and events, equipment and facilities, shared resources, custom reporting, presentation and exhibition, archival storage, grant submissions, and more.

Partners and Supporters

FAVA is grateful to our public funders and private supporters. Because of their generosity and commitment to Alberta film and video makers, FAVA is able to inspire and help our members dream big.

Become A Supporter

FAVA is a non-for-profit, registered charity that provides many film and video-creation opportunities for everyone, regardless of their race, gender, socio-economic status, nationality, sexual orientation or age. We depend on the generosity of many to be able to provide these services. FAVA not only issues tax receipts for all donations over $20 (CAD), you have our undying gratitude and special place in our community.