It’s the place you go when you always dreamed of going to film school but never imagined what it would cost. We’re in the heart of downtown Edmonton and we offer equipment rentals, workshops, classes, screenings, and special events for the aspiring, garage studio bound, media artists, writers, animators, and film and video enthusiasts who never found their place in other support groups. Become a part of our online community at fava.ca, or come check us out in person. Share your story.
This page will be a work in progress as we start to shine a light into all the dark corners of FAVA’s History. Stay tuned for further updates.
Your FAVA History Event
Make Me Grow
FAVA formed as a society in October 1982. FAVA's first decade showed massive growth, expanding its scope as a film co-op to include video artists and video equipment. It began with 16 artists in 1982.
By 1985, FAVA was established with office space (in the same building that it still calls home), support staff, and ongoing support from all three levels of government.
In 1986, FAVA began receiving modest support from the National Film Board, which it put towards juried grants to member filmmakers.
By 1990, the co-op had 70 members. Since 1990 (when the Edmonton chapter of Quickdraw Animation Society disbanded) FAVA has been the only artist-run media arts centre in Northern Alberta.
In 1997, FAVA was granted charity status.
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.
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