For the past eight years FAVA has celebrated our member’s work with an annual film festival, FAVA FEST, and awards ceremony, FAVA GALA. This year we are looking backward while moving forward by bringing audiences a retrospective film and video arts festival on our streaming platform FAVA TV. Since FAVA FEST’s inception in 2012 we have celebrated over two-hundred independent films, videos, and media art works from over eighty FAVA members.
The FAVA FEST Awards include the Awards of Excellence and the Production Awards. Awards are presented during the festival. Up to eight awards of excellence will be presented along with four Production Awards. Learn how to apply for these awards.
Check out all the award recipients since FAVA FEST’s inception. From Doc to Drama, short to long form, complete with all the pomp and circumstance befitting the efforts and works of our loyal membership. FAVA FEST has been an annual event since 2012 .
FAVA FEST is FAVA’s annual celebration of film, video and media art created by our membership. It includes screenings of local and international work, artist talks, and cash awards for the year’s best and upcoming work.
Each of FAVA’s annual classes ends in a special premiere screening of the finished student works. Most of our classes have screenings at Metro Cinema. Beyond class screenings, FAVA also hosts screenings for artists, partners and other organizations.
Come and relish the rare opportunity to connect with other members of the filmmaking community while enjoying a tasty burger and good music. We’ll be unveiling the results of our Super 8 Challenge!
Twenty FAVA Bucks are awarded for each volunteer hour worked. These Bucks can then be used to offset up to half of a member’s production invoices. FAVA Bucks will not be accepted for workshops, membership dues, film or tape purchase, or special events. Our system rewards those who contribute their energy and time to the organization, and gives opportunities to become immediately involved in the operations and projects of the co-operative.
All members are required to volunteer 12 hours per year. Members will be notified of many specific volunteer opportunities. Out of town members are encouraged to be creative with their voluntary contributions – the writing of articles, the scouting of potential gear acquisitions, etc.
FAVA will endeavor to post all the upcoming Volunteer Opportunities right here on the website, as well as our e-bulletin. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the office at 780-429-1671 or email membership at fava dot ca. If you have an idea for a volunteer opportunity, let us know as well.
– We are always in need of admin support. Please contact us at least a week in advance with your availability and we’ll arrange a time.
FAVA Supports Equity
FAVA is firmly committed to ensuring full access to the organization and its resources to all people, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age or ability.
Member in Good Standing
To remain in good standing at the co-op, members must fulfill the mandatory 12 hours of volunteer service per year, maintain a clean account and strive to serve the co-op to the best of their ability.
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