Film and Videos Studies (FAVS) at George Mason University engages students in the creation, production and post-production of fiction, documentary and experimental styles of film and video and its parallel forms, including television, transmedia, mobile and web media through our interdisciplinary Bachelors of Arts degree.
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FAVS offers a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Producing and Directing, Cinematography, Editing and Sound, and Screenwriting.
Program emphasizes ethics, film and media studies, and business and industry practices.
FAVS students are winning awards at juried film festivals and are earning national professional industry awards.
Student showcases include the Mason Film Festival each spring, Best of FAVS in September, the Fall Film Showcase, and in FAVS spotlight programs at local film festivals.
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Almost Sunrise Monday, September 11, 6pm HUB Ballroom Documentary screening and discussion with director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco Tickets are free and open to the public. Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of…Read More
Best of Film at Mason Friday, September 15 5 pm, Johnson Center Cinema Free and open to the public, reception to follow Best of Film at Mason is a showcase of recent notable and award-winning films. From Senior capstone fiction work, to intermediate and beginning level documentary shorts, this program captures and celebrates the diversity…Read More
FAVS Program Director and Professor Giovanna Chesler was interviewed by Voice of America – VOA on the Oscars as a reflection of our political climate and industry. Read her full interview here Oscars Reflect Talent, but Also Money and Politics.Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More