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.
Celebrating 40 Years of Community, Inspiration and Education
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:
What’s On at FAVA
The 10th Annual Gotta Minute Film Festival – Call for Submissions
How To: Arri SR3 | Super 16mm Film Camera (FULL)
16mm Collage & Animation
FAVA Exists to Support Its Members
What FAVA Members Say
Ever since I became a FAVA Member I have recommended FAVA as a wonderful community and resource for filmmakers in any career stage or film enthusiasts simply looking to gain greater appreciation of the technical aspects of filmmaking. FAVA has been a great place to expand my network of collaborators; I have met many filmmakers through FAVA with whom I have collaborated on my own projects
FAVA is a super valuable resource for an independent filmmaker. They provide everything you need for filmmakers of any experience: education, access to the tools of the trade, space to shoot stuff in, occasionally access to work, and they welcome you into the community so that you can meet all the people you need to make your crew. My only regret is not getting involved with FAVA earlier in my life!
My Membership in FAVA brought me into an amazing creative community of strongly independent filmmaker who have support my development as a filmmaker every step of the way. Through the Membership I have learned the art of collaboration and how learning on the creative sensibility, knowledge, and expertise of a talented team can elevate the quality of a project beyond everyone’s expectations. I am deeply appreciative of all that FAVA has done to support my work over the years.
Over the years, FAVA has provided inspiring workshops, material resources, and a community of committed filmmakers who are both talented and generous in shaing their time and experience. FAVA is a dynamic creative community, and an essential presence in the local arts scene.
Joining FAVA was a big help in my journey to become a filmmaker. I was introduced to the world of film through the youth filmmaking course that was offered at the time, and I became hooked on the creative and collaborative process. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in becoming a filmmaker check out FAVA and their educational programs. It’s a fantastic resource to get your feet wet and connect with the energetic and passionate filmmakers in Edmonton community
FAVA is a great place to meet like minded artists, and also the culture of encouraging experimentation in video and film is very valuable and certainly helped myself push and try different things on various projects.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO CREATE
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.
STUDIOS FOR ALL NEEDS
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.
OUR STRENGTH IS OUR MEMBERS
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.
Learn. Help. Create.
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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.
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.