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 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!