The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta


FAVA strongly believes in collaboration as a fundamental concept for strengthening the comunity we share. Each year FAVA collaborates with dozens of community and arts organizations. These connections and and cross-polinations help nurture FAVA’s own values in artistic production and activity, education, community development, and artistic exposure. Collaborations can take the form of shared activities, or shared responsibilities toward common goals. It can take the form of co-sponsorship and cross-marketing, or education and networking opportunities. Some of these collaborations have existed as long as FAVA has been around, and some are event specific.


Metro Cinema

Metro Cinema has been heavily involved in supporting FAVA and its members for many years. Metro Cinema’s dedicated efforts to support local talent on the screen have brought some FAVA members to National (and even international) recognition. Metro’s continuing commitment to the Freshworks (aka Frameworks) program, and their sponsoring support of class and event screenings, has always meant that if you make something it can be shown.

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National Film Board of Canada:

The NFB has been involved with FAVA pretty much since the beginning. In 2007 and 2008 the NFB has co-sponsored the Master Class Series bringing in artists like Gary Burns, Alan King, Daniel Cross, and Dennis Jackson. The NFB also supports FAVA through grants for artists and has always played an important role in FAVA’s continued existence…

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The Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association:

The Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA), plays a very important role in the film and television production industry in Alberta: advocating for funding for film and television in the province, marketing and disseminating information for it’s members.

Visit AMPIA’s website at


Latest Call Outs


Below are the 4 most recent postings in the “Call Outs” Category. Click on a thumbnail to read the posting, or hit “All Call Outs” to view all call out postings.

Job Posting: Marketing, Communications, & Events Manager

February 22, 2021

Crew Call: The 2020 Gotta Minute Film Festival Awards

September 22, 2020

Crew Call: Starlight Cinema

August 19, 2020

Summer Job Posting

May 26, 2020



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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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


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