UFVA Endorses Statement by AAUP, AFT, and NCAC on FL House Bill 999

2023-03-15T16:06:32+00:00March 15th, 2023|

The UFVA board members have unanimously voted to endorse this statement issued by the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Coalition Against Censorship. We join the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, in alarm over FL House Bill 999 ‘which would [...]

2023 UFVA Conference Announcement

2023-02-16T13:52:27+00:00February 16th, 2023|

The 77th UFVA Conference will be held in person at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus in Savannah, GA on July 19-21, 2023 A Virtual Conference Day will be held the week prior on July 14, 2023 with limited presentation slots to accommodate those who cannot attend in person Caucus meetings will be held remotely [...]

UFVA Reaffirmation Academic Freedom Statement

2022-11-19T15:56:08+00:00November 19th, 2022|

The University Film and Video Association reaffirms our 2021 “Response to Recent Legislation Limiting AcademicFreedom” statement, as more states pass legislation that explicitly limits and infringes upon our member’s academic freedom to provide media education as they, and the field, see fit.  For example, see summary in Tennessee’s SB2290/HB2870. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) provides valuable information about reporting academicfreedom violations for investigation on [...]

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, [...]