INDIE40 is the first in a new screening series from the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta. It’s purpose is to showcase the work that our talented members have created within the last 24 months. The series is an evolution of FAVA Fest, FAVA’s original member work showcase that ran for over a decade.

Screenings are scheduled quarterly at The Metro Cinema, and each screening has it’s own submissions deadline. 

Screening 1
: April 13th, 2023 | Deadline: March 19th, 2023 
Screening 2: June 8th, 2023 | Deadline: May 28th, 2023
Screening 3: August 10th, 2023 | Deadline: July 23rd, 2023
Screening 4: October 12th, 2023 | Deadline: Sept 24th, 2023
INDIE41 Screening 1: Jan 2024 | Deadline: Dec 3rd, 2023

Please note that the screenings are curated. Selected submissions can appear at any of the four screening dates (despite which deadline it was submitted by). We encourage multiple film submissions throughout the year as your new work becomes available. You can submit your work through the link below. 


At the end of the year, ALL work that was accepted into the screening series (for any screening date) will be eligible for the following FAVA awards:

Excellence Awards for Finished Work:

  • Outstanding Short Form Narrative
  • Outstanding Long Form Narrative
  • Outstanding Short Form Documentary
  • Outstanding Long Form Documentary
  • Outstanding Music Video
  • Outstanding Inter-Art Performance or Installation
  • Outstanding Experimental
  • Outstanding Animation

Craft Awards: 

  • Screenwriting Award
  • Production Design Award
  • Cinematography Award
  • Performance Award
  • Sound Design Award
  • Derek “Buzz” Sharplin Award for Outstanding Editing


Submissions are open to FAVA Members ONLY. Members must be in good standing to be eligible; good standing is defined as those who have paid their membership fees and have NO outstanding debts beyond 90 days.

  • In accordance with Board policy, all FAVA members, including Staff and Board Members, are encouraged to apply.
  • Only directors or producers who own the rights to the project and retain creative control are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are welcome for projects completed within the last 24 months.
  • Projects submitted previously (including those submitted to FAVA Fest) are not eligible to be resubmitted.
  • FAVA members are welcome to apply with as many eligible projects in as many different categories as they wish. Please fill out a separate entry form for each application.
  • If the film or video contains third-party content (such as video, music or images), the applicant must have the right to use that content.
  • The film or video must not infringe third-party copyrights or other intellectual property.
  • Award recipients grant FAVA the right to use publicity materials related to the film or video and to broadcast or screen clips to a maximum of 30 seconds for promotional purposes.
  • If the jury decides that a project is more appropriate for a different award category, FAVA reserves the right to move the application.


 is made possible with the generous support of the following organizations: