Film & Video Arts

Edmonton's Media Arts Community

THE FILM AND VIDEO ARTS SOCIETY OF ALBERTA (FAVA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports the production, exhibition and distribution of film, video and media art in Northern Alberta. From celluloid to 4K; narrative to experimental to documentary and beyond, we’re your one-stop DIY shop. For information on equipment rentals, events, classes and more about FAVA see the menus above. Explore the site – we’ve got videos, a member directory, a blog with posts from our membership, and more! And remember, there’s no such thing as a dead format.


FAVA FEST APRIL 17-21, 2018


FAVA’s 7th Annual FAVA FEST: Film and Video Arts Festival ran April 17-21, 2018. During the week we showcased films by FAVA filmmakers in Best of the Fest screenings with a diverse range of content and style. We partnered with DedFest on Thursday night to bring a screening of cult favourite Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, where the audience could get dolled up in their best or goriest 80s prom attire. Our Friday Night Feature Event was a 25th Anniversary screening of Two Bothers, A Girl and a Gun, with a rare opportunity to see it in 35mm print. The screening was followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Bill Hornecker and actor Shaun Johnston (Heartland). Bill and Shaun were the recipients of our Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 and we toasted their careers on Friday night as well. Closing night found us at a new location, the 16th floor of the Epcor Tower (10423 101 Street NW) for our FAVA GALA where we revealed the recipients of our Awards of Excellence and Production Awards. Guests mixed and mingled with Northern Alberta’s filmmakers, took a gamble on our silent auction  and sampled delicious cocktails from Strathcona Spirits Distillery and relaxed in our whiskey bar lounge. It was another great festival where we were able to shine a spotlight on the excellent work that is being made right here in Edmonton & Alberta.

Featured Videos

What is FAVA?

Katrina Beatty

Eva Colmers

FAVA FEST 2016 – Outstanding Achievement Award

Larry Kelly

FAVA FEST 2016 – Outstanding Achievement Award

FAVA Gala 2016

Tom Gunia

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Multiple Choice

What would you like to do?

B) Make something

C) Come see

Choose your topic below.

D) Contact FAVA

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368



Membership Directory

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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





Check out all the upcoming events and activities at FAVA and in the community.

Check out some calendar categories:

September 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 26, 2018

FAVA Free-for-all: Location Sound

FAVA Free-for-all: Location Sound
August 27, 2018 August 28, 2018 August 29, 2018 August 30, 2018 August 31, 2018 September 1, 2018
September 2, 2018 September 3, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 5, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 8, 2018
September 9, 2018 September 10, 2018 September 11, 2018

Intermediate Screenwriting

Intermediate Screenwriting
September 12, 2018 September 13, 2018 September 14, 2018 September 15, 2018

Video Kitchen (Fall)

Video Kitchen (Fall)
September 16, 2018 September 17, 2018 September 18, 2018

Intermediate Screenwriting

Intermediate Screenwriting
September 19, 2018 September 20, 2018 September 21, 2018 September 22, 2018

Video Kitchen (Fall)

Video Kitchen (Fall)
September 23, 2018 September 24, 2018 September 25, 2018

Intermediate Screenwriting

Intermediate Screenwriting
September 26, 2018 September 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29, 2018

Video Kitchen (Fall)

Video Kitchen (Fall)
September 30, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018

Intermediate Screenwriting

Intermediate Screenwriting
October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018

By the Numbers



in 2014


Rental Items

over $500



in good standing


New Works

in 2015

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 2016

Annual Report 2015

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