Gotta Minute is Western Canada’s first film fest for Commuters
Coming this fall: October 5th - 11th, 2020
Gotta Minute is Western Canada’s first film fest for Commuters proudly brought to you by PATTISON Onestop and FAVA.
This October 5th-11th watch for our festival in Edmonton and Calgary transit systems where digital screens will light up with a program of One-Minute Silent Short Films from around the world – every 5 minutes! Don’t miss this on-the-go festival in public spaces.
Gotta Minute is now accepting ONE-MINUTE SILENT SHORT FILMS made for General Audiences. All genres accepted: live action, documentary, creative non-fiction, animation, and experimental.
We hope to encourage YOUTH in the art and craft of filmmaking and welcome youth submissions to Gotta Minute. Selected films will be eligible for cash prizes and awards, including a Best Local Youth Short Award for films made by Edmonton & Area students.
Submissions are accepted through Submittable and Film Freeway. DEADLINE: JULY 6th, 2020. Please see the submission forms for full listing of the rules and terms for submissions.
Gotta Minute is a celebration of public art on public transit in public space. A gem of a fest for one and all, big and small, proudly brought to you by PATTISON Onestop & The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA).
You’ve got “A Festival in your Pocket”! If you miss our shows in transit, you can always pick them up Online at gmff.favatv.com. The full program is mounted on the website to enjoy during the Fest and throughout the year at your leisure. Share the online program with your friends and VOTE for your favorite short.
Gotta Minute on the LRT
That’s all it takes to watch a One Minute Silent Short film from the week-long GOTTA MINUTE program of Shorts running every 10 minutes on PATTISON Onestop platform screens throughout Edmonton Transit’s LRT system and Calgary’s Ctrain system – Public Art on Public Transit in Public Space. The program will include dramatic, documentary, animated and experimental short films by seasoned and emerging filmmakers. A sister festival to the Toronto Urban Film Festival – TUFF, GOTTA MINUTE is designed to capture and cultivate the hearts and minds of film lovers “on the go”.
Gotta Minute Awards Celebration
Every year, film lovers gather to celebrate the festival with an awards show featuring live music to accompany the silent films. Stay tuned for details!
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 at FAVA GALA.
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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