Following the resounding success of the inaugural FAVA FEST in 2012, The Film and Video Arts Society – Alberta (FAVA) is rolling out the red carpet and inviting Edmontonians to join in the celebrations at FAVA FEST 3D: Film and Video Arts Festival, March 18-23, 2013. They’re hosting a 3D Trade Show; screening more than 30 films from Northern Alberta and away; bringing in an award-winning guest for Artist Talk, and giving away $20,000 worth of awards at FAVA GALA on March 23, 2013. Come for the awards and stay for the after party with Amy van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing-a-long!
FAVA Fest 2013 Events include:
MAR 22 | ARTIST TALK & FILM SCREENING
Admission by donation | Cash bar
Artist Talk with Todd Cherniawsky | 7pm
Sponsored by AMPIA
Ortona Room | 9722 102 St
MAR 23 | FAVA GALA
Admission by donation | Cash bar
Metro Cinema at The Garneau (8712 109 St)
FAVA rolls out the red carpet and celebrates in style. Raise a glass to independent media art, enjoy ‘le show de Peep’ by Le Tivoli, make a bid on some fabulous silent auction items and stay for the after party with Amy van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing-a-Long!
6PM Cocktail Reception
7PM Awards Ceremony begins – Announcement of 2013 Production Award Recipients
8PM Musical Duo Goldtop
8:15PM Intermission – More Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres
9PM Awards Ceremony continues – Announcement of 2013 Awards of Excellence Recipients
10PM After Party with Amy van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing-a-Long
See the rest of the festival schedule
FAVA formed as a society in October 1982. FAVA’s first decade showed massive growth, expanding its scope as a film co-op to include video artists and video equipment. By 1985, FAVA was established with office space (in the same building that it still calls home), support staff, and ongoing support from all three levels of government. In 1986, FAVA began receiving modest support from the National Film Board, which it put towards juried grants to member filmmakers. Since 1990, FAVA has been the only artist-run media arts centre in Northern Alberta. In 1997, FAVA was granted charity status.
Since its inception, FAVA has enjoyed steady growth. It began with 16 artists in 1982. By 1990, the co-op had 70 members. Today, FAVA serves more than 400 members and artists: a number that is expected to continue increasing as more individuals discover the accessibility and potential of the media arts. FAVA has consistently evolved with the technological and artistic environment that its members work in. This is reflected in FAVA’s expanding portfolio of equipment, services, classes, workshops, community outreach and programming initiatives.
FAVA is the only media arts cooperative in Northern Alberta, and as such serves filmmakers, video artists, new media artists, animators, video jammers, installation artists, audio artists and so on, throughout the region. Their members live in urban centres like Edmonton, rural towns like Didsbury and Olds and remote northern communities like Slave Lake and Athabasca. As the only resource of its kind in such a large region, they connect with, collaborate with and support a wide variety of arts organizations, community service organizations, festivals, educators and industry groups.
See more about FAVA.