The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta




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.

Education Brochure


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)




FAVA Insurance

  1. FAVA provides insurance for FAVA’s rental equipment. To help cover a portion of the costs we charge a small fee based on the rental amount.
  2. Comprehensive & General Liability insurance may be available upon request for a fee of $50
  3. Insurance becomes void if equipment is left unsupervised, used in an unsafe manner or in conflict with the laws of Alberta.
  4. Insurance becomes void if equipment is used in a moving vehicle (land, water, air) or from a height of 15m or greater.
  5. If a claim is needed, the deductible is $2500 to be paid by the renting member.

Further insurance policy information is available upon advance request.

Equipment Insurance Fees

  • Associate Members – 4% of rental invoice amount
  • General Members – 2% of rental invoice amount
  • Producer/Lifetime Members – 1% of rental invoice amount, general liability no charge

General & Liability Insurance

A major benefit of being a FAVA member is having access to our general & liability insurance.  Here’s how it works:

  1. You have your shoot dates and location scouted and now you need the paper work to gain access to the location. At least 2 – 3 weeks in advance, go to FAVA’s website and download the insurance application form at the bottom of this page
  2. Fill out the insurance application form
  3. Email the application form along with a separate budget and a separate film synopsis to
  4. Call 780-429-1671 to confirm receipt of the insurance application form

At this time, FAVA will review your application package to be sure we can move forward with supporting it.  Once we have given it the OK, we’ll pass it along to our insurance contact to let them know that you and your project are eligible.  We will then send you an email asking you to connect with them directly to finalize the insurance.

If you are unable to send in your application form 2 – 3 weeks in advance, give us a call at the office and we’ll do our best to help make it happen.


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.

What is FAVA?

The Tour


Crew Directory


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Grip & Lighting



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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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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