fava-fest-article-2015FAVA’s 4th Annual FAVA FEST runs April 13-18th, 2015. This year they will be giving away $66,000 in cash awards, services, and commissions! Special events include three Best of Fava screenings, the 25th Anniversary Party for Bye-Bye Blues on April 17 with special guest appearance by the film’s director Anne Wheeler and a red carpet gala on April 18. The majority of the festival takes place at Metro Cinema in the historic Garneau Theatre. Here’s the details:

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

BURGERS AND BEER

MONDAY | APR 13 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
ORTONA ROOM (1ST FLOOR, 9722 102 ST NW)

FAVA kicks off the festival with a spring BBQ – a great opportunity to connect with independent media artists and industry professionals.

HOORAY FOR HELEN – OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
MONDAY | APR 13 | 7:30PM | ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
ORTONA ROOM (1ST FLOOR, 9722 102 ST NW)

Helen Folkmann was an artist, fierce arts advocate, film maker, painter, wife, mother, friend and warrior. For many years she was the Executive Director of FAVA.
Please join us in celebrating her 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award on April 13th where we’ll share some of her film work, tell stories and toast her memory.

BEST OF FAVA SCREENINGS – PROGRAM 1

TUESDAY | APR 14 | 7PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

A selection of films submitted to this year’s Awards of Excellence chosen by our jury. Come see the best of what FAVA has to offer in 2015. Included in these programs are the premiere of four short films commissioned by FAVA TV and Make Something Edmonton.

  • Shred Kelly “Family oh Family” | Christina Ienna | 3 min
  • Voila! | Geraldine Carr | 12 min
  • The Wet Secrets “Maybe We’ll Make a Plan” | Trevor Anderson | 5 min
  • Iris | Natalee Rawat | 12 min
  • Wilf Kozub “I’m in Love with the City” | John Osborne | 4 min
  • The Making of 40 Below and Falling | Andrew Scholotiuk | 10 min (MAKE SOMETHING EDMONTON & FAVA TV COMMISSION)
  • Clockwatcher | Parker Thiessen | 3 min
  • Visions of an Imperfect Mind | J.P. Marchant | 3 min
  • Castaway Art: Art from the Wasteland | Lindsay McIntyre & Dave Morgan | 10 min (MAKE SOMETHING EDMONTON & FAVA TV COMMISSION)
  • The Little Deputy | Trevor Anderson | 9 min

TOTAL RUNTIME: 71 min

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR

TUESDAY | APR 14 | 9PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

A rare chance to see this 94-minute collection of eight short films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition. Save yourself thousands of dollars and a trip to Park City!

For a complete list of films see the following link:
www.sundance.org/shortfilmtour

BEST OF FAVA SCREENINGS – PROGRAM 2

WEDNESDAY | APR 15 | 7PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

A selection of films submitted to this year’s Awards of Excellence chosen by our jury. Come see the best of what FAVA has to offer in 2015. Included in these programs are the premiere of four short films commissioned by FAVA TV and Make Something Edmonton.

  • Red Card to Poverty | Carlo Ghioni | 10 min
  • Brothers in the Buddha | Beth Wishart MacKenzie | 70 min

TOTAL RUNTIME: 85 min

CINEMA EYE HONORS SHORTS 2015

WEDNESDAY | APR 15 | 9PM |
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking recognize exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film. To be eligible to be nominated, a film must have played at THREE A-list international film festivals. FAVA FEST brings you this rare opportunity to see the world’s beset in cinematic nonfiction, in our screening of a selection of the 2015 nominated short films.

  • Hacked Circuit | Deborah Stratman | 10 min
  • Notes on Blindness | Peter Middleton and James Spinney | 12 minutes
  • One Year Lease | Brian Bolster | 11 min
  • The Lion’s Mouth Opens | Lucy Walker | 27 min

BEST OF FAVA SCREENINGS – PROGRAM 3

THURSDAY | APR 16 | 7PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

A selection of films submitted to this year’s Awards of Excellence chosen by our jury. Come see the best of what FAVA has to offer in 2015. Included in these programs are the premiere of four short films commissioned by FAVA TV and Make Something Edmonton.

  • Codename: Chad | Mike Robertson | 8 min
  • Pulse | John Osborne | 3 min
  • The Wet Secrets “Floating in the Sky” | Trevor Anderson | 7 min
  • Kanada Girl | Rebecca Campbell | 10 min (MAKE SOMETHING EDMONTON & FAVA TV COMMISSION)
  • Escape From Here | Carlo Ghioni | 2 min
  • Jealousy! | Andrew Paul | 4 min
  • Secret Setlist Episode 1: Mayday and the Beatcreeps | Jaro Malanowski | 27 min
  • Art and Science III | John Osborne | 5 min
  • The Wet Secrets “Nightlife” | Trevor Anderson | 5 min
  • Lifetimes of Snow | Dylan Rhys Howard | 10 min (MAKE SOMETHING EDMONTON & FAVA TV COMMISSION)

TOTAL RUNTIME: 81 min

CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF) SHORTS

THURSDAY | APR 16 | 9PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

CUFF elevates Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in local and international independent cinema. They challenge and entertain their audiences with boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcases and engaging events. FAVA is thrilled to share highlights form their shorts program.

“BYE BYE BLUES” 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

FRIDAY | APR 17 | 7PM
$15 STUDENTS/SENIORS/FAVA/AMPIA/ESPC MEMBERS | $20 GENERAL PUBLIC
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE ONLINE AT METROCINEMA.ORG
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

After spending years on the shelf due to copyright issues, Bye Bye Blues resurfaces and comes to Edmonton for the 25th anniversary of its premiere screening at the Garneau Theatre. Director Anne Wheeler, actress Rebecca Jenkins and copyright lawyer Joel Bakan will be in attendance for a moderated conversation and Q&A after the screening. Come see this Canadian Classic as it re-enters the spotlight.

The evening starts off with a special musical performance with Rebecca Jenkins and Joel Bakan. FAVA is please to be screening a mint condition 35mm print of the film thanks to the University of Alberta Archives.

FAVA GALA

SATURDAY | APR 18 | 6PM
ADMISSION BY CASH DONATION
METRO CINEMA (8712 109 ST – GARNEAU THEATRE)

FAVA rolls out the red carpet and celebrates in style. Get dressed to the nines and raise a glass to independent media art. We’ll be celebrating $66,000 worth of cash awards, services, and commissions.

6PM Cocktail Reception
7PM Awards Ceremony including: Production Awards, Awards of Excellence, Producers Pitch Award, and the FAVA FEST Outstanding Achievement Award.

This year the gala will kick off with a new work by filmmaker Aaron munson with live musical accompaniment from Jessica Jalbert and features screenings of six new shorts from FAVA filmmakers: Clinton Carew, Tim Folkmann, John Osborne, Mieko Ouchi, Tom Robinson,and Nashwa Zaman.

See more about Fava Fest at: www.fava.ca/30th/programs/events