LIMITED ENGAGEMENT | ONLINE ONLY from AUGUST 7th – 9th | FREE!
The Hill is a feature length Edmonton Folk Music Festival Documentary celebrating 40 years of music and community. The Hill Documentary was made possible by the support of The Edmonton Folk Music Festival and FAVA TV.
This film captures the sights and sounds of Edmonton’s iconic festival. As part of the Folk Festival’s weekend of The Hill At Home don’t miss your front row seat to decades of music, dancing, laughing, and volunteers.
Join in all of the festivities of The Hill At Home by visiting the Edmonton Folk Music Festival website.
Directed by Dave Morgan, Produced by Andrew Scholotiuk. Thousands of hours of footage from 40 years of Folk Fest was Edited by Jenica Ross, Assistant Editors Ryan Dupas and Cole Martin.
The LIMITED ENGAGEMENT begins on Friday August 7th at 7pm by visiting: https://thehill.favatv.com/
The free online screening ends on Sunday August 9th.
You can stream the feature film documentary for FREE online in your browser or cast it to your TV using Chrome Cast and AirPlay.
RSVP on Facebook! Share it with your friend and family that usually party on The Hill together or with music lovers from away that have yet to attend our amazing Folk Fest!
Grab your chair, a big screen and loud speakers and get ready for 2 hours of pure folk fest!
Watch the trailer now:
The Hill Documentary is love letter to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and 20 years in the making. Film Director Dave Morgan began photography for the documentary in the summer of 1998 on celluloid film including Super 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film stocks.
From 1998 onward Dave Morgan, along with many members of the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA), would continue to document the festival on every format from film to digital cameras. With thousands and thousands of hours of footage gathered over two decades the film was a behemoth. The project became an “albatross” for Dave Morgan, the film that he just could not seem to finish.
Then a new generation of filmmakers fixated on documenting the beloved music festival. Over the past several years Andrew Scholotiuk, previously the Director of FAVA TV, has forged many community partnerships but perhaps the strongest was with our old neighbours The Edmonton Folk Music Festival (FAVA and Folk Fest were both tenants of the Ortona Arts Armoury). This partnership resulted in a FAVA TV crew of FAVA Members recording, live streaming, recapping and video jamming at the festival. As a result, talk of reviving the Dave Morgan’s albatross began once again.
When COVID-19 pandemic forced Edmonton’s many festivals to cancel their traditional activities Andrew and Dave approached Folk Festival Director Terry Wickham to utilize the FAVA TV and Edmonton Folks Music Festival partnership to finish The Hill Documentary and share it with the world. Once again FAVA TV and Folk Fest collaborated to enable an inspiring team of young FAVA members to edit the astounding amount of footage including Folk Fest’s Main Stage Archives. Editors: Jenica Ross, Ryan Dupas, and Cole Martin had seven weeks to complete post-production of the film which should have taken three months.
Commemorating 40 years of music, artists, volunteers and patrons, The Hill captures the moments, big and small, that make the Edmonton Folk Music Festival one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. Renowned for its hospitality, generosity, incredibly dedicated volunteer base and outstanding programming, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival takes centre stage in this retrospective spanning over 20 years of interviews, concerts and joyful celebration of music and community.
While many productions have been shut down or delayed, this group of FAVA members have been able to complete a feature length film in an extraordinary short time period and during a pandemic.
Tune in to the world premiere of The Hill from August 7th to 9th for free online powered by FAVA TV.