About The Festival
FAVA FEST showcases our member’s works and put on a big party to celebrate outstanding achievements in film, video and media art in our community. Learn more about the festival here.
FAVA FEST 2016 Screenings
BURGERS AND BEER
TUESDAY | APR 19 | 6PM – 8PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
ORTONA ROOM (1ST FLOOR, 9722 102 ST NW)
FAVA kicks off the festival with a spring BBQ – a great opportunity to connect with independent media artists and industry professionals.
A TOAST TO EVA COLMERS & LARRY KELLY
TUESDAY | APR 19 | 8PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
ORTONA ROOM (1ST FLOOR, 9722 102 ST NW)
With a background in theatre and arts, Eva has created a wide variety of films in the dramatic, documentary and experimental genre as well as PSAs and video imagery for dance and theatre performances. Her films have been screened at many festivals around the world and on national television. Eva was selected for the prestigious WIDC-Women in the Directors Chair at the Banff Centre and has received several awards for her cinematic accomplishments. Eva has served on the board of several municipal and provincial art organizations and has been a jury member for various film festivals, funding agencies and arts organizations. Eva has taught at FAVA off and on over the years and her enthusiasm for the creative process and support of emerging talent has been endless.
The majority of Larry’s filmmaking experience has been working as a grip. He has also operated camera, directed a music video, and recently started working in the art department and special effects. His on set interests lie in facilitating in-camera special effects and creative camera support solutions like car rigs, as well as helping to create and execute stunts. He is known as FAVA’s resident MacGyver. In 2014 Larry started Transform Grip Gear Ltd. He now has a shop where he can develop new products for the film industry and build custom rigs for filmmakers.
Please join us in celebrating their 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards on April 19th.
FRIDAY | APR 22 | 6PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)
THIS EVENT IS 18+ (NO MINORS)
FAVA rolls out the red carpet and celebrates in style. Our fifth annual FAVA FEST culminates with grassroots glamour at FAVA GALA. We’ll be giving away cash awards and we’re thrilled to be adding six new craft categories! Mix and mingle with Northern Alberta’s filmmakers, see award-winning films, and take a gamble on our silent auction. We’ll keep the party going with a special live performance from The Hearts! You don’t want to miss all of this local talent. Get dressed to the nines and raise a glass to the best of Edmonton’s independent media art.
6PM Cocktail Reception
7PM Awards Ceremony including: Production Awards, Awards of Excellence including our NEW Craft Categories, and the FAVA FEST Outstanding Achievement Award shared this year by Eva Colmers and Larry Kelly.
This year we will be screening all or a portion of the award-winning films from each category.
Take a sneak peek at our silent auction items for gala night. (List to come)
*** In previous years we have screened a lot of the work submitted to FAVA FEST during the week. This year, we are looking for exciting partnerships in the community to showcase the best of FAVA FEST throughout the year. We’ll be announcing some of those upcoming screenings at FAVA GALA.
Thanks to our Festival Sponsors: ACTRA, Alberta Film, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, AMAAS, AMPIA, ATB Financial, Avatar Media, Canada Council for the Arts, Clearwater Documentary, Derks Formals, Doc-Alberta, Edmonton Arts Council, Metro Cinema, Pattison Onestop, Telefilm, VIA Rail.
2016 – Awards of Excellence
Outstanding Short Narrative Film or Video | Undertow | Wes Miron
Outstanding Short Documentary Film or Video | Trash Heaven | Lindsay McIntyre & Dave Morgan
Outstanding Long Form Narrative Film or Video | 40 Below and Falling 3D | Dylan Pearce
Outstanding Music Video | “Push/Pull” – Switches | Parker Thiessen
Outstanding Experimental Film or Video |il carro, il carro arrugginito, e il mucchio di spazzatura. (the wagon, the rusty cart and the junk pile.) | Lindsay McIntyre
Outstanding Animated Film or Video | Journey in a land of my own | Carlito Ghioni
Spirit of FAVA Award | The Things We Taught Our Daughters | Coty Savard
Outstanding Inter-Art Performance or Installation | EXTENSIONS | Kyle Armstrong & Mark Templeton
2016 Craft Categories
Outstanding Screenwriting | Glory River | Blake McWilliam & Dylan Rhys Howard
Outstanding Production Design | Lift | Lindsay McIntyre
Outstanding Sound Design | 2.57K | Gary James Joynes
Outstanding Editing | Undertow | Lindsay McIntyre
Outstanding Performance | Glory River | Ensemble
Outstanding Cinematography | Undertow | Wes Miron
Outstanding Achievement Award | Eva Colmers
Outstanding Achievement Award | Larry Kelly
2016 – Production Awards
Helen Folkmann Film Award | light moving in time | Lindsay McIntyre
Lisa Trofimova Video Award | Atlas & Elysia | Alicia Krawchuk
Joe Viszmeg Documentary Award | Plantelligence | Scott Portingale
Alex Thomas-Haug Emerging Artist Award | Sophia | Zsofia Opra-Szabo