Take your storytelling to the next level! This workshop-style class is intended for writers with some experience in/familiarity with dramatic screenwriting and screenplay format. Admission to the workshop will be determined by the instructor in consultation with FAVA, based on the submission of a sample of your writing (completed screenplay or several sample scenes) and a short synopsis of the project you wish to work on during the course. Students will be expected to have completed or near completed first drafts coming into the class, as class time will be dedicated to workshopping each script.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy
Your enrollment in any class is not guaranteed until payment is received. Classes must be paid for at least one week before the first class. You may cancel your enrollment in a class one week before the first class without charge. Cancellations made less than a week before the first class will be refunded the full amount less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the appropriate portion of the total tuition for the one class you attended. You must cancel before the date of the second class to receive a refund. All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants. We will notify you regarding cancellation at least one week before the first class. If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another scheduled class, space permitting.
Start Date: September 22nd – November 24th, 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
Schedule: Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm
Cost: Early Bird $425+GST (July 14th, 2019) | Regular $475+GST
Conni is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright who also works steadily as a story consultant and writing instructor. She has been a series story editor and/or written episodes for The Beat, North of 60, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Taking It Off, Family Restaurant and Mentors. Film projects include two feature-length comedies (in development), Invisible, co-written with and directed by Neil Grahn, and Voila! co-produced with director Geraldine Carr. Recent stage credits include her hit comedy Oh! Christmas Tree (Roxy Performance Series at Theatre Network), Matara (Workshop West Playwrights Theatre), Pants on Fire, The Mommy Monologues (Skirtsafire Festival), and The Invention of Romance (Workshop West Playwrights Theatre) as well as her widely-produced stage adaptations of W.O Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid and Bruce Allen Powe’s The Aberhart Summer. Conni has several publications to her credit, including six of her plays and a comic memoir, Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals (Brindle and Glass Publishing). Her writing has been recognized by AMPIA, the Academy of Cinema and Television, the Betty Mitchell Awards, the Writers Guild of Alberta and the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards. Conni is currently serving as the Regional Writer-in-Residence for Strathcona County Library and St. Albert Public Library.
The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:
The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.
Recent Programs Blog Postings
Filmmaker Speed Dating
November 10, 2020
Crew Call: The 2020 Gotta Minute Film Festival Awards
September 22, 2020
Annual General Meeting 2020
August 27, 2020
2020 Fall Workshop: Producing
August 25, 2020
FAVA TV Fourfold: A Thematic Curatorial Part II
August 20, 2020
The Hill an Edmonton Folk Music Festival Documentary
August 4, 2020
Online Filmmaking Camp for Youth
July 16, 2020
2020 Summer Workshops: Producing
June 16, 2020
FAVA TV Fourfold: A Thematic Curatorial
April 27, 2020
Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 30, 2020
Writer/Director Speed Dating
February 26, 2020
A Guide to Character Animation: Lip Sync
January 9, 2020
Mastering the Festival Launch with Sean Farnel
October 16, 2019
FAVA Orientation Night
September 18, 2019
IndigeVision: ᓃᐲᕀ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐢᑮᕀ ll nîpîy êkwa askîy ll water and land
September 4, 2019
Canadian Video Art, Identity & Social Justice
September 4, 2019
FAVA FEST Volunteers Needed
August 12, 2019
June 5, 2019
Intro to Adobe After Effects
December 18, 2018
Producing Lecture Series: Copyrights, Trademarks, and Entertainment Law
October 24, 2018
Producing Documentary: A Conversation with Niobe Thompson
Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at email@example.com, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to a digital file. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.
FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
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