FAVA Fest 2012In honour of their 30th Anniversary, FAVA is rolling out the red carpet and welcomes everyone to join in the celebrations of FAVA Fest: Film and Video Arts Festival. FAVA Fest is intended to expose the larger community to the artistic work of their membership, stimulate new work, reward past success and just generally make a bigger noise about FAVA. For some time now they have wanted to stage a highly visible, celebratory, public event to draw attention to the success of their membership and to create new opportunities for partnerships with other members of the artistic and business community. They’re also thrilled to announce the creation of five new, annual Awards of Excellence, to be presented at the first annual FAVA GALA on March 24, 2012, as part of the inaugural FAVA FEST.

These awards, totaling $9,000 recognize and celebrate the achievements of artists who have completed work in the previous eighteen months. They are:

  • Outstanding Narrative Film or Video (under 40 min) – $2000
  • Outstanding Documentary Film or Video (under 40 min) – $2000
  • Outstanding Experimental Film or Video (under 40 min) – $2000
  • Oustanding Lonb Form any genre (over 40 min) – $2000
  • Outstanding Music Video – $1000

FAVA Fest will:

  • Celebrate and screen juried work created by FAVA Film and Video Artists over the last 18 months. 
  •  Celebrate and screen the 2010 FAVA Production Grant Award Recipients’ films. –
  • Award THREE Production Grant awards.
  • Present FIVE Awards of Excellence.
  • Hold the FAVA GALA – an awards night celebrating Alberta media artists and their work.

See more about FAVA Fest.