Carole Fielding Student Grant: Accepting Applications for 2024

2023-09-14T23:40:43+00:00September 14th, 2023|

The UFVA sponsored Carole Fielding Student Grant supports production or research proposals. The grant is open to undergraduate and graduate students in film, media, and/or related fields. Categories are narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, new media, and research. Applicant must be an enrolled student at the time the application is made. An active faculty member of UFVA must sponsor the applicant. For [...]

Journal of Film and Video (Summer 2023): articles for film/media makers and teachers

2023-07-27T19:07:06+00:00July 27th, 2023|

For documentarians and teachers: “According to the Narrator, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night” maps out how a narrator’s approach—as Journalist-turned-Advocate, Open Advocate, or Hidden Advocate—influences audience impressions. ​ Valuable supplement to EDIT Media material: “‘White Girls, They Get You Every Time’: Get Out’s Horror of Miscegenation and Its Conception of the Black Bro’mance” is both accessible [...]

Ted Lasso Editing Team Keynotes Avid Learning Summit on July 29 in Los Angeles

2023-07-06T23:44:29+00:00July 6th, 2023|

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) now offers its full-powered Media Composer® editing software free to all college/post-secondary students aspiring to learn the editing craft and join the professional ranks of qualified storytellers working across TV, filmmaking, news and sports journalism, marketing and other vocations in media and communications. Using the same tool behind the majority of feature films [...]

2023 Carole Fielding Student Grant Awardees

2023-06-14T22:46:26+00:00June 14th, 2023|

The Carole Fielding Grant committee is excited to recognize four student projects for their achievement in student media production and research. Thanks to the efforts of volunteer UFVA member judges–charged with the difficult task of narrowing down from dozens of worthy applicants–we are pleased to award these five deserving projects: Always Running (documentary short) – Susana Barrón, [...]

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 [...]