Facilities & Studios

The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta

Studio Information

Facilities Office:

Production Equipment Rentals and Studios offices are located in Room 381B in the North most section of the building (quickly accessible from the North Parkade).

  • Monday to Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm (closed for lunch 1:30-2:30pm)
  • Closed on Fridays
  • FAVA Staff are not available or on call on weekends and holidays.

Rentable Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday 7am – 10pm
  • Sundays 9am – 10pm
  • After hours access is possible for members in good standing with at least 1-week notice.

Orange Hub Building Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm
  • Saturday, Sundays, Holidays 9am – 4pm



The Orange Hub Facility

In 2019, FAVA moved from its first home, the historic Ortona Armoury, to its current locaton: The Orange Hub. Formerly the MacEwan Arts Campus, The Orange Hub was purchased by the City of Edmonton to be turned into an affordable artist space. It is now home to over 20 tenants, including FAVA.

The Orange Hub rents out a 350 seat theatre, black box, board rooms, dance halls, and much more. It also offering parking, accessibility entrances, security and collection points for artists. Conveniently location by local restaurants, nearby transit centre, and a future LRT line, the Orange Hub is a great place for all artists in our community.

FAVA Studios

FAVA’s Studios

  • Studio A (Room 381) 2958 sq. ft. production space.
  • Studio B (Room 136) 2195 sq. ft. split black box/green screen production space.
  • Studio C & D (Room 194, 195) 802 sq. ft. white cyclorama production space/photography studio.
  • Mastering Suite (Room 101) 14core iMac Pro, colour correction Flanders monitor, with 4k projection and 5.1 sound system.
  • Recording Studio (Room 133) 509 sq. ft. sound recording studio.
  • Dark Room (Room 107) fully functional darkroom, Steenbeck, optical printer, and light trap.
  • Common Room (Room 149) future open concept meeting space.

For all of the details, pictures, and rental rates please read the Studios Brochure.




FAVA rents production gear of all sorts from legacy formats to state of the art equipment: light, cameras, audio equipment, grip and gaf, film and video.

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FAVA rents equipment and facilities for post production including: Davinci Resolve 5k suite, analogue film editing suites, darkroom, optical printing suite, audio mixing, and everything for projection and exhibition.

Rental Eligibility

Unsure how to use a piece of equipment?

FAVA’s equipment is available to any member provided they show competency and safe use of the equipment. Mistreated or damaged equipment can result in hefty expenses for the co-op and suspension of rental privileges. Most equipment comes with instruction manuals. These manuals are obligatory reading when using any piece of equipment for the first time. In order to avoid situations of misuse with especially sensitive or expensive gear, members must display proficient and safe use to the Director of Production before renting the gear.

We want you to get out there and make media art.  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 programming@fava.ca to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.


Education Brochure

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Equipment List


FAVA Endowment Fund

Let's reach $100 000

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)


Rental Procedures

  • You must be a member in good standing to rent equipment (accounts and membership dues or equivalent contribution).
  • Equipment rentals are subject to the co-op’s mandate – in which the member has creative control over the project.
  • You are responsible for the condition of equipment on the shoot and upon its return.
  • You are responsible for providing disposables such as batteries, adaptors, etc.
  • Rentals are due back by noon of the agreed upon return date.
  • Late returns are subject to extra billing.
  • Please return equipment in as good or better shape than when you got it. Cables should be neatly coiled, etc.
  • Book ahead – avoid disappointment.
  • Most equipment comes in a protective case to ensure the safe handling of delicate components. Please guard the equipment from exposure to moisture, excessive heat, cold and dust.
  • FAVA requires a Pro-Res Apple 422 quicktime file of completed projects for archival and grant purposes.



FAVA Bucks

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.

Supported Formats

Formats supported at FAVA include:

35mm, Super 16, 16mm, Super 8, 4K, 2K, HD, BluRay, DVCAM, Mini DV, BETA SP, 3/4 SP, DigiBETA, SVHS and VHS.


What is FAVA?

The Tour



FAVA TV developed through the ongoing efforts of FAVA Staff, FAVA Board of Directors, and the FAVA Membership to address the need to screen and promote valuable film and video works, especially those which may otherwise find limited access online. It’s a place for these works to live on – an archive of sorts, but also a very living collection and curation of arts. FAVA TV is aimed at sharing the works and profiles of members of our local and global film, video, and arts community.

FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

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Navigating fava.ca

Select from the following tabs to navigate the main sections of this website. This site is organized by the main menu categories listed at the top of each page. Read more about each of the main sections of the menu and follow the links to the corresponding content.


Broad Strokes / Brass Tacks

The 5 Ws of FAVA. Also A Calendar, News, and shout outs to the Community.



The To Do List

FAVA hosts a variety of events each year including: The FAVA Summer Party, Gotta Minute Film Festival, FAVA Holiday Party, FAVA FEST, Screenings.


Join and Meet the Members

This section is for and about the membership and includes info on how to join as well as member profiles and works.


Get in Touch

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368


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