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FAVS Welcomes New Office Manager

Film and Video Studies announces its new office manager, Samantha Beach. She has worked in various creative settings as a communications and marketing intern at Wolf Trap and as an art and technology teacher at a local private school in Northern Virginia. In addition, she has several years of experience managing offices and working as…

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13TH Receives Academy Award Nomination

13TH, directed by Ava DuVernay, has scored an Academy Award nomination for Feature Documentary. Congratulations to co-Director of Photography for 13TH and Film and Video Studies Professor of Cinematography, Hans Charles! Please join us as we celebrate Prof Charles’ work and watch the film together during the GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series on Monday, February 13th,…

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Winners of the 2016 FAVS Fall Showcase

Fall seniors with professor Ben Steger. FAVS Fall Showcase Awards Congratulations to the winners of the FAVS Fall Showcase in December. The faculty, staff, board members and alumni were proud of the work presented by the graduating seniors. AWARDS FOR TECHNICAL MERIT Awards for technical merit are chosen from seniors completing their capstone work in…

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FAVS Staged Readings

Friday, December 16 12 pm – 6 pm TheaterSpace, bottom floor de Laski Performing Arts Building 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030 Pizza to be served, free and open to the public For the first time FAVS presents an afternoon of staged readings from students completing their capstone work in the Screenwriting Concentration. Screenwriters will…

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FAVS Board Spotlight: Melissa Houghton

R to L: FAVS Advisory Board members Melissa Houghton, Clara Kelly, Kathryn Van Wyk, Jon Gann and Film and Media Studies Professor Cynthia Fuchs deliberate as the Mason Film Festival Jury during our spring festival. Photo: Giovanna Chesler Spotlight on FAVS Advisory Board Member Melissa Houghton by Gabrielle Mitchell Melissa Houghton began her career working…

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FAVS films at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse will be hosting “A Night of Indie Movies” on Wednesday, November 30, at 7 pm with FAVS student and alumni showing their work. Shorts include In Safe Hands, directed by current FAVS student Erblin Nushi and FAVS alumni films The Last Supper, directed by Ryan Hill; Playthings, co-directed by Brian…

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Donate to FAVS for #GivingTuesday!

Best of FAVS Filmmakers travel to the Virginia Film Festival to screen their work. As we race through shopping season, celebrate #GivingTuesday by making a tax-deductible contribution to Film and Video Studies. Every dollar goes to enriching the work of FAVS students and continuing to make FAVS a great resource for alumni. Scholarships, gear purchases,…

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Meagan Arnold wins IndieCapitol Award

Meagan Arnold wins an IndieCapitol award. Congratulations to Meagan Arnold, winner of Best Student Film at the 2016 IndieCapitol Awards in Washington, DC. Her award winning film, Off the Field – A Documentary, also enjoyed a sold-out screening at Alamo Draft-house as well. Arnold designated that a portion of the proceeds from the screening benefited…

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Ava DuVernay’s 13th Debuts on Netflix on Oct 7

The New York Film Festival opens Friday, Sept 30, with 13TH by Ava DuVernay and will premiere on Netflix on Friday, October 7. Film and Video Studies at Mason professor of Cinematography Hans Charles is Director of Photography on this Netflix produced doc that focuses on the history of black oppression in the United States.…

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Through the Trees’ Eyes wins a Cindy!

Through the Trees’ Eyes production still. Congratulations to Through the Trees’ Eyes, which has been awarded was just awarded a bronze Cinema in Industry Cindy Award. The FAVS crew included Jason Gillian, Hannah Looney, Cameron Perrier, Logan McKennah Brown and Austin Crooch and was made as part of Susan Kehoe’s Web Series course.

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