FAVS Fall Showcase

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Film and Video Studies at Mason announces the FAVS Fall Showcase! This year's Showcase is the biggest ever and will include undergraduate work in Web Series, Music Video Experimentation, and Documentary Directing and will screen the capstone works from graduating seniors, including a staged reading of capstone scripts, and exhibit works, papers and panels by graduate MAIS students. All events are free and open to the public and are in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax campus unless otherwise noted. #favsgmu #focuscapturecreate

Wednesday, December 7 - Thursday, December 8

On Wednesday, December 7, FAVS presents an evening of screenings curated by Robert Farr in fulfillment of his thesis for a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) in Film and Video Studies. On Thursday, December 8, he will screen his film Harridans, Hoydens and Heroines: The Changing Image of Women in Early American Cinema to be followed by a panel discussion on the topic.


Wednesday, December 7

7:30 pm – 9 pm
Screening of films on The Changing Image of Women in Early American Cinema
Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce (1901)
The Consequences of Feminism (1906)
A Lively Affair (1912), The Strong Arm Squad of the Future (1913)
A Florida Enchantment (1914)


Thursday, December 8

7:30 pm – 9 pm
Screening: "Harridans, Hoydens and Heroines: The Changing Image of Women in Early American Cinema" Dir. Rob Farr, Documentary
Followed by a panel discussion of film historians on the topic.
Dr. Rachel Lewis: Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, George Mason University
Nathan Sleeter: Doctoral candidate, History, George Mason University
Dr. Kimberly Tomadjoglou: Film Historian, Preservationist

Friday, December 9

11 am – 12:30 pm
Block 1: Video Production Film
From the class of Hans Charles

12:30 pm – 2 pm
Block 2: Video Production Film
From the class of Yi Chen

2:30 pm – 6 pm
Films from Web Series, Music Video Experimentation, and Documentary Film Directing

Saturday, December 10

11 am – 12 pm
Pitch Competition

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Films from the MAIS program

2 pm – 2:30 pm
Q&A with FAVS Seniors in Editing and Cinematography Concentrations

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Senior Film Showcase

5 pm – 7 pm
Awards After Party
George’s, 3rd Floor Johnson Center

Friday, December 16

On Friday FAVS is excited to present for the first time an afternoon of staged readings from students completing their capstone work in the Screenwriting Concentration.

Friday, December 16
12 pm – 6 pm
Staged Readings from Seniors in Scriptwriting Concentration

TheaterSpace, 1st Floor de Laski Performing Arts Building

Followed by pizza!