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Ethical Framework for Non-extractive Filmmaking

2022-09-16T23:50:00+00:00September 16th, 2022|

You're invited to attend the launch of the 26-page Reflection to Release: A Framework for Values, Ethics and Accountability in Nonfiction Filmmaking.  The launch event will be on Wednesday, Sep. 21 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) Join here: This is a project of the Documentary Accountability Working Group ( and it's been TWO YEARS in the making! Contact: paufder@american.eduPatricia Aufderheide, University [...]

UFVA Announces the 2022-2023 Board

2022-09-01T03:45:00+00:00September 1st, 2022|

UFVA Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members, While Two Current Members Move to Executive Office: Results of Recent Vote Disclosed at 2022 Conference   August 31, 2022 -- At the University Film and Video Association Annual Board meeting, held at the 76th Annual Conference, the results of the recent Board of Directors vote [...]

FVA-HBCU Initiative Fall Symposium and Call for Proposals

2022-08-11T00:21:00+00:00August 11th, 2022|

A celebration of “things that go bump in the night” comes to Prairie View A&M University and the University Film and Video Association! On October 27 & 28, Prairie View A&M University’s KPVU-TV, with the University Film and Video Association HBCU Initiative, will present “Nightmares From Monkeypaw: A Virtual Symposium on the Works of Jordan [...]

World Water Short Film Festival

2022-08-03T00:30:00+00:00August 3rd, 2022|

To Whom It May Concern: My name is Kai Swanson and I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema & Television Arts at Elon University. I am also the Festival Director for the World Water Short Film Festival. We are currently in our inaugural year and are excited to support films around the 2022 UN World Water [...]

2022 UFVA Caucuses & Working Groups – Zoom link & Schedule

2022-07-12T00:27:00+00:00July 12th, 2022|

UFVA CAUCUSES & WORKING GROUPS Zoom link & Schedule  MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK BEFORE FREDONIA!  Tuesday JULY 19 and Wednesday JULY 20  Did you know UFVA features 13 caucuses & working groups?     All current UFVA members are invited to attend any (or all) of our unique meeting sessions taking place one week in advance of the in-person [...]

Vote Now for the 2022 UFVA Board Elections

2022-06-05T18:21:00+00:00June 5th, 2022|

  Dear Members,  It is time to vote for the 2022 UFVA Board Elections!Only members may vote. If you have not renewed your membership yet, please visit to renew.    The deadline for voting is: June 20, 2022    I would like to thank all of the nominees who are running in this year's election.Lastly, dedicated members, I thank you for voting, [...]

“CARLOS” World Premiere at Dances With Films Festival

2022-06-02T06:16:00+00:00June 2nd, 2022|

Better to Chase a Dream, Than Live Without One “CARLOS” DANCES WITH FILMS On June 13, Carlos Through the Tall Grass, a comedy about a first-gen, Latino high school  student, will make its World Premiere at Dances With Films festival in Hollywood. Written and  directed by Rick Dominguez and produced by Patti McCarthy, the film shares the [...]

Call for Student Videographer – CAA/AIC

2022-03-03T17:15:00+00:00March 3rd, 2022|

CAA is seeking student videographer(s) interested in creating short video profiles on select recipients of our 2022 Distinguished Awards, to be completed by early summer. Videos will be limited to three minutes in duration and will tell the story of the award recipient. For this pilot project, two awardees have been selected:Fred Hagstrom - Distinguished [...]

Call for Student Films for Free Original Scores

2022-02-25T18:23:10+00:00February 25th, 2022|

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at the Seattle Film Institute is now accepting submissions of student made films for free original scores. We are looking for student made films of any genre or length to provide original music to through the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.  This service, which includes a score recorded by professional [...]